It was a lucky escape for Princess Martha Louise of Norway, as she admits she accidentally left her oven on and almost burnt her house down! The mum-of-three shared her scary tale on Facebook and described the moment she saw a fire brigade parked outside her family home.
"That feeling when you see the fire brigade in your driveway, smoke coming out of the windows after having forgotten bread in the oven and driven the children to school," Martha Louise wrote.
The emergency crew had rushed to the princess' house after smoke triggered the fire alarm.
Princess Martha Louise was making bread when she forgot to turn the oven off
"There was lots of smoke, but fortunately no fire," the royal said, according to local newspaper Avisa Nordland. "I am glad that the house didn't burn down. The loaves were completely black!"
Martha Louise was speaking at the Change the World 2015 tour – an event run by Soulspring, the company she co-founded in 2007. The organisation was formerly known as the Angel School.
Martha Louise has long-maintained that she can communicate with animals and angels. She is a certified physiotherapist and studied at an academy for holistic medicine, and is still involved with Soulspring.
"I'm glad the house didn't burn down," said the royal. "The loaves were completely black!"
The princess, 44, lives in Norway with her author husband Ari Behn and the couple's three children – Maud Angelica, Leah Isadora and Emma Tallulah, who are aged between seven and 12.
After a discussion with her father King Harald V, Martha Louise, who is fourth-in-line to the throne, decided to change her royal title. Instead of Her Royal Highness she is now known as Her Highness, which allows her to work on her own business away from her constitutional role as a princess.
The princess has three children with her author husband Ari Behn
Despite scaling back her royal duties, Martha Louise still represents her father at some engagements and takes a keen interest in improving people's quality of life. She has six patronages, all of them health-related, including The Norwegian Association of the Deaf and The Norwegian Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted.