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The Adorable Reason the Princess of Norway Didn't Believe She Was a Royal
It's straight out of a fairy tale.
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Being a real-life princess must be somewhat confusing for a child. In a new interview with Expressen, Princess Märtha Louise of Norway revealed that she once even tried to sleep on a pea to prove to herself she was royal, just like in the classic Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale The Princess and the Pea.

As the story goes, a true princess is so royally sensitive that she can feel a tiny legume through 20 mattresses and 20 feather-beds.

But, Princess Märtha Louise didn't feel a thing.

"When I did not get any bruises, I became terrified," she said, according to a translation by royalcentral.co.uk.

Instead, Märtha Louise has a sensitivity of a different kind.

During the conversation, the oldest child of Norway’s King Harald V and Queen Sonia discussed her new book, Born Sensitive, which chronicles what life in the public eye is like for her as a "highly sensitive" person. She also shared how difficult it was for her to understand her role as a royal in society.

"I felt I was not good enough, did not understand why people looked up to me just because I was a princess," she said. "I had not done anything, I had been born with that status."

"Children often dream that one day they’ll discover their real parents are king and queen," she continued, per People.

"To me, it was the other way around: I dreamed that one day my real parents would turn out to be dentists or something, so I would have a very ordinary life."

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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