“It is not so easy to live with” – Crown Princess Mette-Marit says about her chronic illness

crown princess mette maritPhoto: Liv Anette Luane / The Royal Court

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway has spoken about living with chronic pulmonary fibrosis.

The Crown Princess confessed: “It is not so easy to live with. You feel very vulnerable when you can’t do everything you want, but I don’t know, it’s hard to talk about.”

She made the remarks in the new documentary series “The Crown Prince Couple – our Norway” that was broadcast on Norway’s TV2.

Mette-Marit, 50, admitted that she has developed a fear of going up hills and is now very self-conscious.

“It’s about the most absurd things. I get very embarrassed when I breathe a lot, for example, in the microphone and so on, and then I get super stressed,” she said.

However, the future Queen of Norway has appeared to accept her health and the ongoing battle. She remarked: “It’s a lung disease that is progressive, so I’m not getting better, and we don’t know how well the medicines work. But right now, I’m in a good period, and then I don’t feel so … I don’t know … small.”

Crown Princess Mette-Marit was diagnosed with chronic pulmonary fibrosis in October 2018. She has had to restrict her royal duties to ensure she stays healthy.

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