Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Royal Profile: Leah Isadora Behn

Leah Isadora Behn was born 8 April 2005 as the second daughter of Princess Märtha Louise of Norway and Mr. Ari Behn {Source}.

As a granddaughter of King Harald and Queen Sojna, she is 6th in line for the throne of Norway, after her uncle, two cousins, mother and older sister {Source}. However, according the succession rules, when her cousin Princess Ingrid Alexandra inherits the throne she will loose her rights to the throne as she will not be a "...direct line of decedent to the King or Queen..."  {Source}.

At her baptism, her parents confessed that she was named after the Star Wars character, Princess Leia, of which her mother is a big of, and after American dancer Isadora Duncan fan {Source}. Her godparents are{Source}:

  • Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands
  • Gry Brusletto
  • Katharina Salbu, Espen Bjørshol
  • Jon Andreas Håtun
  • Didrik Vigsnæs
  • Marianne Ulrichsen.

Leah began as a student at Bærum Waldorf School in Bærum, Norway in 2011, before the family moved to London in 2012. Presently, she attends a Waldorf School in Islington, England, where she is in her third year {Source}.

Unlike her cousins, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sevrre Magunus, she and her sisters are not titled as titles come from the male line and their royal lineage comes from the female line.

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