In a statement shared by the royal palace, via AP, Harald and his wife Queen Sonja announced their daughter’s engagement and said that they “wish [Princess Märtha Louise and Verrett] all the best for the future”.
The 50-year-old Norwegian princess shared the news on Instagram on Tuesday and posted a photo with her fiancé with a green ring on her finger. In the caption, she expressed how much she loves and appreciates Verrett.
“I am so happy to announce that I am engaged to Shaman Durek, the one who makes my heart skip, the one who sees me and acknowledges me from my highest potential, who makes me laugh and who I can be vulnerable with,” she wrote. “Love transcends and makes us grow. And I am so happy to continue to grow with this beautiful man.”
On his Instagram, Verrett posted the same photo as Princess Märtha Louise, in honour of their engagement. He noted how inspired he has been by his now-fiancé and the “powerhouse woman” she is, before detailing how much he values their love in the caption.