Friday, September 30, 2016

Royal Profile: Ari Behn

Ari Behn was born 30 September 1972 as the first child of Waldorf teachers Olav Bjørshol and Marianne Rafaela Solberg {Source}.

Behn's original surname was Bjørshol. In 1996, he changed his name to Ari Behn when he took his maternal grandmother's maiden name {Source}.

He was educated in Norway. He attended the Waldorf School in Moss. He later attended the University of Olso. Upon graduation, he became a writer. With his first collection of short stories titled Trist som faen ("Sad as hell"), he gained a little literary success with several good reviews and selling more than 100,000 copies. After his success with his first book, he wrote two more books that weren't as successful. His first book is sort-of available onAmazon. In 2002, with his wife, he co-wrote a book on their wedding {Source}. He has also dabbled in other creative projects such as the design of china for Magnor Glassverk, and has been a model for a clothing chain {Source}.


On 24 May 2002, he married Princess Märtha Louise of Norway {Source}. Together, they have three daughters {Source}:
  1. Maud Angelica Behn (2003)
  2. Leah Isadora Behn (2005)
  3. Emma Taullah Behn (2008)
In August 2016, Behn and Princess Märtha Louise filed for divorce and they will share joint custody of their daughters {Source}

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