Norway’s most eligible young royal is back on the market.
Høiby and the 21-year-old heiress had been an item since they were first spotted together in Oslo in 2016 and subsequently took a road trip together across the U.S. last summer.
The duo will remain good friends, according to a report in the Norwegian journal Se & Hør.
Eyebrows were raised when Høiby arrived solo for his grandmother Queen Sonja’s 80th birthday celebrations earlier this summer.
Observers noticed that the college freshman also spent a weekend in Kristiansand, south of Oslo, hanging out with friends — but without Nilsen.
Crown Princess Mette-Marit‘s oldest son, who was living with Nilsen in the Los Angeles area, received a royal visit from his mother and other members of the royal family during Easter.
His step-father Crown Prince Haakon also studied in the United States, earning a BA in political science in 1999 from University of California, Berkeley.
It’s thought that Høiby, who often shows off his laid-back style on Instagram, may have ambitions to launch his own fashion line.
A friend’s Instagram shows him modeling a leather jacket bearing the tagline “MBH Design.”
Also making news in the royal family for a different kind of break is Høiby’s younger half sibling, Prince Sverre Magnus, 11, who is now on crutches after breaking his ankle in a bike accident, Norway’s royal palace has
The mischievous young prince received a lot of attention in May 2017 when he “dabbed” from the royal palace balcony during his grandfather’s King Harald V 80th birthday celebrations.