Norway's Princess Martha and Shaman Durek make joint TV appearance

Norway's Princess Martha Louise and the shaman who stole her heart have revealed he has already met her parents as he declared his love for her in their first joint interview together on Norwegian television. 

Princess Martha, 47, and her new boyfriend Shaman Durek, 44, whose real name is Derek Verrett, appeared together on Good Morning Norway on Thursday just days after revealing their relationship to the world on Instagram. 

The couple said Durek had already been introduced to King Harald V and Queen Sonja but declined to reveal exactly what they spoke about. 

Durek went on to describe the King and Queen as 'lovely, wonderful, amazing'. 

'It was the most beautiful experience,' he said of meeting them. 

At one point during the interview, Durek took Princess Martha's hand and kissed it as she was answering questions. 

Princess Martha, 47, and her new boyfriend Shaman Durek, 44, whose real name is Derek Verrett, appeared together on Good Morning Norway on Thursday just days after revealing their relationship to the world on Instagram

Princess Martha, 47, and her new boyfriend Shaman Durek, 44, whose real name is Derek Verrett, appeared together on Good Morning Norway on Thursday just days after revealing their relationship to the world on Instagram

The couple laughed when asked if a marriage proposal was on the horizon and if they could already see their relationship going the distance. 

While Princess Martha shrugged the question off, Durek went a step further and spoke of his admiration for his girlfriend and their future. 

'We're very transparent with each other. We don't put these ideas of the future because we know it doesn't exist. We know that every moment exists - this moment that we have and that we share,' he said.  

'If we stay in this open, loving place, this unconditional place, then yes, of course. But you can never tell. We just know that what we feel is real. 

'How can you not love this woman? I look at her sometimes and I just can't stop staring at her. I stare for hours.'

The couple also addressed the recent controversy surround Durek's work and his spirituality. 

He denied claims that he could cure cancer and that he could defy aging. 

Durek said he had never claimed he had the cure for cancer. saying that science and medicine were so important to him. 

The couple said Durek had already been introduced to King Harald V and Queen Sonja but declined to reveal exactly what they spoke about

The couple said Durek had already been introduced to King Harald V and Queen Sonja but declined to reveal exactly what they spoke about

Princess Martha and her new boyfriend were pictured arriving at the TV studio on Thursday morning for their first joint interview since revealing their romance publicly

Princess Martha and her new boyfriend were pictured arriving at the TV studio on Thursday morning for their first joint interview since revealing their romance publicly

During the interview, Durek kissed his girlfriend's hand before declaring his love for her. The couple also addressed the recent controversy surround Durek's work and his spirituality

During the interview, Durek kissed his girlfriend's hand before declaring his love for her. The couple also addressed the recent controversy surround Durek's work and his spirituality

'What we are doing is helping to facilitate and awareness of self,' he said. 

'When people come to me, it's mostly because they have ailments they are dealing with from the therapies they are going through - it could be mental, it could be emotional - so I help them

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