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Leah Behn
Full name
Leah Isadora Behn
Father Ari Behn
Mother Princess Märtha Louise of Norway
Born 8 April 2005 (2005-04-08) (age 12)
Bloksbjerg, Fredrikstad, Norway
Norwegian Royal Family
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HM The King*
HM The Queen*

*Member of the Norwegian Royal House

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Leah Isadora Behn (born 8 April 2005) is the second daughter of Princess Märtha Louise of Norway and husband Ari Behn. Leah is the 6th in succession to the Norwegian throne, after her sister Maud Angelica.

Early lifeEdit

Leah was born at the princess's summer residence Bloksbjerg at Hankø island, in the municipality of Fredrikstad.

In the week of her baptism on 17 June 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 traveled several times to the Middle East where the name Leah originates.

On 17 June 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 baptismal font.

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