Princess Märtha Louise Of Norway Makes Relationship With Boyfriend Official

Princess Märtha Louise of Norway has confirmed she is in a new relationship, almost three years after her divorce from Ari Behn was finalised.

On Sunday, the Princess shared a picture with her new American boyfriend, Shaman Durek, who describes himself as an “evolutionary innovator” and “women’s empowerment leader”.

The 47-year-old Princess captioned the picture:
“When you meet your twin flame, you know. I have been lucky enough to have met mine. @shamandurek has changed my life, like he does with so many. He has made me realize that unconditional love actually exists here on this planet. He embraces all of me without question or fear. He makes me laugh more than anyone, has the most profound wisdom to share and all the bits in between from the diversity of his being. I feel so happy and blessed that he is my boyfriend. Thank you my love, for including me so generously into your family. I love you from this eternity to the next.”

“And to those of you who feel the need to criticize: Hold your horses. It is not up to you to choose for me or to judge me. I don’t choose my man to satisfy any of you or the norms or boxes you have chosen in your mind for me to be in. I don’t thrive there, nor do I exist in your illusion about me. I choose from love. And that’s it. Shaman Durek is merely a man I love spending my time with and who fulfills me. So thank you for respecting my actions and my choice of partner. All I know at this moment is that we love each other and I am super happy. Have a wonderful, loving Sunday and Mother’s Day(for the USA).”

The Duke & Duchess Of Sussex Have Named Their Son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor

Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess Of Sussex just announced that they have named their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

Archie is 7th in line to the throne, behind his father.

Since Harry is the younger son of the Prince of Wales, his son is not automatically a prince of the United Kingdom or Royal Highness, and is expected to be styled “like the children of any other duke”.

Archie is therefore expected to be known as Earl of Dumbarton, being entitled to use one of his father’s subsidiary titles as a courtesy title. Should his paternal grandfather become king, he would then be entitled to the style of Royal Highness.

HRH Prince Henry Of Wales, 33, Marries Rachel Meghan Markle, 36

Britain’s Prince Harry Of Wales, 33, is a married man.

He has married a divorced American, Rachel Meghan Markle, 36.

The bride looked radiant in white she wore a gown by British designer Clare Waight Keller, from Birmingham, the first female Artistic Director at the historic French fashion house Givenchy to design her dress after meeting in early 2018.

  • Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex kisses his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex as they leave from the West Door of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018 after their wedding ceremony. (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

The veil is held in place by Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara, lent to Ms. Markle by The Queen. The diamond bandeau is English and was made in 1932, with the entre brooch dating from 1893.

The bespoke creation is estimated to have cost £200,000, including £78,000 for custom-made fabric and £4,000 for fittings.

Ms. Markle expressed the wish of having all 53 countries of the Commonwealth with her on her journey through the ceremony. Ms. Waight Keller designed a veil representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country united in one spectacular floral composition.

Both Prince Harry and The Duke of Cambridge will wear the frockcoat uniform of the Blues and Royals.

Her Majesty The Queen gave her permission for Prince Harry to get married in his uniform.

Both uniforms were tailored at Dege & Skinner on Savile Row.

The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales. His titles will be Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel.

Prince Harry thus becomes His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, and Ms. Meghan Markle on marriage will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex. She is styled as “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex”. She is also Countess of Dumbarton and Baroness Kilkeel.

Meghan is not really a proper Princess and so it is totally incorrect to refer to her as ‘Princess Meghan’ American media take note. Referring to her as ‘Duchess Meghan’ would also be incorrect.

The style ‘Princess First Name’ is only used for blood-royalty, such as Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.

Meghan has technically become a Princess, but not in her own right. She is, correctly, ‘Her Royal Highness Princess Henry, Duchess of Sussex and Countess of Dumbarton and Kilkeel’.

But for ease Meghan will be referred to as ‘Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex’.

More pictures of the Royal Family at the wedding can be viewed here.

Source: Royal.uk, Daily Mail

Saudi’s Prince Mansour Killed In Helicopter Crash Near Yemen Border

A senior Saudi prince and seven other officials have been killed in a helicopter crash near the country’s border with Yemen, state media report.

Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, the deputy governor of Asir province, was returning from an inspection tour when his aircraft came down near Abha late on Sunday, the interior ministry said.

It did not give a cause for the crash.

The incident came hours after a major purge of the kingdom’s political and business leadership.

An anti-corruption body led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 32, ordered the detentions of dozens of people, including 11 princes, four ministers and dozens of ex-ministers.

Analysts see the unprecedented move as an attempt to cement the power of the heir to the throne.

Prince Mansour was the son of Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, a former intelligence chief who was crown prince between January and April 2015, when he was pushed aside by Prince Mohammed’s father, King Salman, now 81.

Mansour served as a consultant to his father’s royal court and in April 2017 was among eight young royals appointed deputy governors.

Source: BBC

Prince Mansour was married to Mudhawi bint Musaid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

The Duke & Duchess Of Cambridge Announced They Are Expecting Their Third Child

Their Royal Highnesses William, Duke Of Cambridge and his wife, Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge announced the Duchess is expecting their third child. Kensington Palace announced this morning. Catherine is also suffering from a severe case of Hyperemesis gravidarum as she did with her previous pregnancies.

Congratulations to William and Catherine and we wish Catherine a healthy pregnancy and delivery.