Princess Martha Louise of Norway's daughter Leah is baptized

06/16/2005 at 06:56 AM ET

BaptismLeah Isadora Behn, daughter of Princess Märtha Louise of Norway and her husband author Ari Behn, was baptised. Also in the pictures is their daughter Maud Angelica (2 years old).

Visit Aftenposten for many more photos (and info if you read Norweigan!).

Thanks to CBB Reader Anneli.

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Anneli on

There’s another picture gallery here which also has pictures of Princess Ingrid Alexandra (daughter of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit) if anyone’s interested:

Uma Andersson on


(Congrats in Norwegian!)

Elizabeth on

Congratulations and when was she born? Both girls are so cute.

Mel on

FYI, I just read this on yahoo! news:

OSLO (Reuters) – Norwegian Princess Leah’s name was inspired by a character in a “Star Wars” movie, the mother of the infant princess was quoted as saying on Thursday.

“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,” Princess Martha Louise said in an interview with the Norwegian daily Aftenposten.

Princess Leah, born on April 8 this year and fifth in line to the Norwegian throne, was due to be baptised on Thursday. In the “Star Wars” movies, Princess Leia is the twin sister of Luke Skywalker and the daughter of Darth Vader.

Princess Martha Louise did not explain the slight difference in spelling of the two names, both pronounced the same way.

Jen on
the english page of aftenposten.

Lydia on

Aww Leah’s soo cute, just like her sister. 🙂

Diah Avalon on

ÅÅÅ.. Leah er jo smukk! Så skjønne!!
AAWWW.. Leah is a beauty! So cute!!

Prinsesse Leah Isadora Oldenburg Behn av Norge
Princess Leah Isadora Oldenburg Behn of Norway

Diah Avalon, New York

Anneli on

… except she’s not a princess, just “plain old” Leah Isadora Behn.

Only the children of the King/Queen or the Crown Prince/Crown Princess get the title of Prince/Princess.

The only titled people in Norway are:
HM King Harald
HM Queen Sonja
HRH Crown Prince Haakon (son of the King and Queen)
HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit (born a commoner, married to the Crown Prince)
HRH Princess Ingrid Alexandra (daughter of the Crown Prince and Crown Princess)
Princess Märtha Louise, Mrs. Behn (daughther of the King and Queen)
Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner (the King’s sister)
Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen (the King’s sister, resides in Brazil)

And that’s the lot. None of the Princesses’ children have any titles, nor has the Crown Princess’ son from a previous relationship. There is no aristocracy apart from the Royal Family.

Princess Märtha Louise, Princess Astrid and Princess Ragnhild lost the HRH (Her Royal Highness) when they married commoners.