On Tuesday morning, the tax figures for 2018 were published by the Tax Administration. While King Harald (82), Queen Sonja (82) and the Crown Prince couple with children under 20 are not taxable, other members of the royal house are.https://www.seher.no/kong...s-inntekt-stuper/71783569
Among them are Princess Märtha Louise (48), Ari Behn (47), Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner (87) and Crown Princess Mette-Marit's eldest son, Marius Borg Høiby (22).
In September last year, Princess Märtha Louise and Elisabeth Nordeng (51) chose to announce the closure of their "angel school", or Soulspring, which the company was actually named. The company was started in 2007, and quickly gained nationwide attention for the business they were to run. The duo made millions offering tuition, courses and lectures, but according to the 2018 figures, the princess' income plummeted. Märtha was listed with an income of NOK 1.87 million in 2017, the figures show that she "only" earned 600,000 last year. The princess' fortune has also been reduced and has gone from 4.9 million in 2017 to 2 million last year.
Se og Hørs' royal expert, Anders Johan Stavseng, says it may seem that the princess has spent significantly more than she has earned.
Marius Borg Høiby moved to Los Angeles in early 2017 and lived there for half a year. That same autumn, he cohabited with Juliane Snekkestad in London, the royal expert says, adding that the couple moved home to Norway in December last year. Two years ago, the 22-year-old had a fortune of more than NOK 188,000, but for the last year he only listed with NOK 260. The 22-year-old also had no income last year and thus did not pay tax.
- Marius Borg Høiby has become a zero taxpayer, and is only listed with NOK 260 in wealth. However, Crown Princess Mette-Marit's son worked in London before the magazine he worked for was closed down, and his income may therefore be registered there, explains Anders Johan Stavseng.
The royal house expert also points out that Borg Høiby and Snekkestad bought a house for several millions in Tønsberg earlier this year.
Although King Harald is not liable to tax, his older sister, Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner is. According to Anders Johan Stavseng, the princess was granted an honorary pension in 2002, which she gets paid by the Government Pension Fund.
- Princess Astrid relinquished the title of royal highness and the annual apanage when she married her now deceased husband, Johan Martin Ferner, says Stavseng.
Princess Astrid is listed with a fortune of NOK 35.8 million, just over two million less than the previous year. The 87-year-old earned just over 880,000 last year, roughly the same as two years ago.
- The fortune is probably inherited by King Olav, and has been quite stable over the last few years. Princess Astrid works hard for the royal house. During the Storting dinner, she and King Harald represented, as both Mette-Marit and Sonja were ill, says the royal expert.
Princess Märtha Louise's ex-husband, Ari Behn, also had a good year, although his income has dropped somewhat. In 2018, he earned just over NOK 1.8 million against 2.1 million the year before.