Leah Isadora Behn


Leah Isadora Behn

Infobox Person
name = Leah Isadora Behn
birth_date = birth date and age|2005|4|8
birth_place = Fredrikstad, Norway
parents = Princess Märtha Louise of Norway
and Ari Behn
christening_date = June 17, 2005
christening_place = Royal Palace, Oslo

Leah Isadora Behn (born April 8, 2005) is the second daughter of Princess Märtha Louise of Norway and husband Ari Behn. She was born at the princess's summer residence "Bloksbjerg" at Hankø island, in the municipality of Fredrikstad.

Leah Isadora is the 6th in succession to the Norwegian throne, after her sister Maud Angelica. Leah Isadora is a grandchild of King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway.

In the week of her baptism on June 17, she made headlines around the world when it was revealed that her name Leah was inspired in part by the Star Wars character Princess Leia. Her mother Princess Märtha Louise said in an interview with Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, "I must admit that I have always been a big 'Star Wars' fan, and Princess Leia has always been the most beautiful in the whole world." Her middle name is said to come from father Ari Behn, who has a fascination with American dancer Isadora Duncan. He has also travelled several times to the Middle East where the name Leah originates.

On June 17, 2005, Leah Isadora's christening took place at the palace chapel. Her godparents were Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, her mother's friends Gry Brusletto and Katharina Salbu, her father's brother Espen Bjørshol, her father's friend Jon Andreas Håtun, and Didrik Vigsnæs, the husband of Martha Louise's bridesmaid and second cousin Marianne Ulrichsen. Leah's grandmother, Queen Sonja, carried her to the baptisimal font.

Ancestry

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1= 1. Leah Isadora Behn
2= 2. Ari Behn
3= 3. Princess Märtha Louise of Norway
4= 4. Olav Bjørshol
5= 5. Marianne Solberg Behn
6= 6. Harald V of Norway
7= 7. Sonja Haraldsen
12= 12. Olav V of Norway
13= 13. Märtha of Sweden
14= 14. Carl August Haraldsen
15= 15. Dagny Ulrichsen
24= 24. Haakon VII of Norway
25= 25. Maud of Wales
26= 26. Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland
27= 27. Princess Ingeborg of Denmark
28= 28. Halvor Haraldsen
29= 29. Carethe Josephine Nielse
30= 30. Johan Christian Ulrichsen
31= 31. Berntine Marie Hansen

External links

* [http://pages.prodigy.net/ptheroff/gotha/norway.html Royal House of Norway]
* [http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article1013046.ece Her name - Leah Isadora] – "Aftenposten", April 8, 2005
* [http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article1061009.ece Interview with Princess Märtha Louise where she comments on the name Leah Isadora] – "Aftenposten", June 16, 2005
* [http://www.aftenposten.no/english/bildeserier/article1061235.ece Royal Christening] 'Aftenposten' photo set, June 16, 2005


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