Princess Martha Louise and her daughters visited Ari Behn exhibition

Princess Martha Louise, Maud Angelica, Leah Isadora and Emma Tallulah. Hale Bob floral print half sleeve midi dress
On June 16, 2020, Princess Martha Louise and her daughters Maud Angelica, Leah Isadora and Emma Tallulah visited an exhibition at the Galleri Varden on Jeloya island in Moss, featuring works by Ari Behn. Among the contributors to the exhibition is Maud Angelica.
Princess Martha Louise, Maud Angelica, Leah Isadora and Emma Tallulah. Hale Bob floral print half sleeve midi dress
The exhibition focuses mainly on Ari Behn's own paintings, but also contains works that some of his friends are behind. The selection of the place of the exhibition was not random. Ari Behn had exhibited his works at the Galleri Varden in the past. The commemorative exhibition at Galleri Varden will open to the public on June 20.
Princess Martha Louise, Maud Angelica, Leah Isadora and Emma Tallulah. Hale Bob floral print half sleeve midi dress
Princess Martha Louise, Maud Angelica, Leah Isadora and Emma Tallulah. Hale Bob floral print half sleeve midi dress
Princess Martha Louise, Maud Angelica, Leah Isadora and Emma Tallulah. Hale Bob floral print half sleeve midi dress
Princess Martha Louise, Maud Angelica, Leah Isadora and Emma Tallulah. Hale Bob floral print half sleeve midi dress
Princess Martha Louise, Maud Angelica, Leah Isadora and Emma Tallulah. Hale Bob floral print half sleeve midi dress
Ari Mikael Behn was a Norwegian author, playwright, and visual artist. On May 24, 2002, Behn got married to Princess Martha Louise. They divorced in 2017. They have three daughters. Ari Behn died at his home in Lommedalen on December 25, 2019. According to the statement made by his family, Behn had died by suicide.
Princess Martha Louise, Maud Angelica, Leah Isadora and Emma Tallulah. Hale Bob floral print half sleeve midi dress

43 Comments

  1. How moving to see them together.

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  2. I will always remember the wedding of Märtha Louise and Ari. It took place only three weeks before my own wedding and it was so joyful and the both looked so happy and radiant. To hear about Ari's death came as a shock and still is hard to believe. My thoughts go out to his daughters and Märtha Louise sending them love and light. Scarlett Witch

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  3. How lovely to see them and what a nice tribute. Pleased that Maud has work in the exhibition - it seems she has inherited her father's creativity.

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  4. Nobody on her hair???

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    1. Do agree, the hair in the pony tail looks messy.

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    2. Well, at least it is tied, not loose like you know who.

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    3. Nothing wrong with her hair - it's neat and tidy.

      But if you feel the need to say something do share...

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    4. Is that so important, really???

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    5. Good question but I'll let our hair experts get their teeth into it (so to speak).

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  5. It's sad to see that she doesn't take care of her children's attire and doesn't dress them more appropriately. One mini skirt, a second skirt also too short, sauna slippers and a slipped strap that she didn't fix. Those children are not well taken care of in clothing matters and are presented in a manner that is way too casual, unkempt and age-inappropriate. They could walk around like that in their private garden but not in public. Noticed this tendency on various previous occasions as well.

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    1. Their mother is busy beceause her new boyfried - some shaman..

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    2. Don't blame it on the boyfriend. As stated the casual clothing is nothing new.

      E.B.B.

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    3. As children grow up, especially at this age, they are learning independence. I would say it's atypical for teenagers to still have their parents pick out their clothes. You can make suggestions but at the end of the day they may choose to exercise their autonomy. It is a normal phase of child development. The children are well taken care precisely because their parent respects their autonomy. By your estimation something such as torn jeans=child abuse. It's a bit dramatic. Weren't you ever young?

      I hope these children have ample support as they process and contend with their father's death by suicide. I don't think critiquing their appearance helps. Let them heal. They already a lot to deal with as it is.

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    4. I have to say I noticed all these things as well, so I agree with your comments.
      I am all for allowing children to be free and make their own choices when it comes to clothing, I really am - especially for teens who are often developing choices of their own. But the opposite of that is guiding them towards choices that give them a sense of place and a sense of occasion. Nice as that might have been here today, perhaps they felt that their father would have appreciated the casualness of their attire. I don't know...
      - Anon 9:13

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  6. Quel plaisir de les voir ensemble. Toujours aussi belle Martha-Louise ; sur la dernière photo, nous pouvons admirer son superbe profil avec un regard à "tomber" ; elle ressemble beaucoup à sa maman !

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  7. Nobody on their hair and clothes?
    Good to see them but I wish this family time to heal and take care of eachother. The girls often give me an impression of being neglected in the care from their mother.

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  8. These girls look like many average girls their age. I think the problem some of you are having is that they aren't living up to the "royal standards" that you think they should be. They are untitled and probably enjoying a much more normal life than their cousins, with the exception, of course, of the trauma of the death of their father. Monarchies are streamlining and modernizing. Their mother is a princess. Their grandparents, the monarchs. If they wanted to appear more regal, I have no doubt they have access to everything they could ever need in the way of wardrobe, and they have certainly have been no strangers to that way of life. It is a conscious choice. Kids have enough pressures on them these days. They don't need to be judged by a bunch of people who don't know them or understand how much kids that age just want to be like everyone else.

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    1. Wonderfully said! Thank you and thank goodness for people with their head in the right place (not living in some imaginary world in their minds.... with rules for royal dressing and unwilling to broaden their perspective)! The fact that this is a fashion focused site doesn’t justify the type of catty comments- on anyone. In this particular situation, makes me feel sorry for those who cannot see what this particular visit was about. Not the girls’ outfits, for sure.

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    2. Amen to that! Scarlett Witch

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  9. What the effin' God is wrong with some of you people?!! How on EARTH do these girls look neglected? They look like perfectly normal children and teenagers.
    I don't know if I should laugh or cry at all the pretentiousness, but some of you guys disgust me. You just HAD to say negative things on completely irrelevant things. Yes, some of you will probably answer that it matters. Please go ahead, but the result will be that your true petty personality will come shining through ;)
    Everyone is of course entitled to their own opinions, but sometimes it is better to keep your mouth shut. THAT is classy. Criticizing people (KIDS) this way is ugly.
    You might come from a different place than me, but we're not conservative in Norway. I know that I should cover up my body when visiting a cathedral in Italy or if I ever went to Dubai. But this is Norway, and this is a friggin' ART GALLERY, where their FATHER'S ART is shown at an exhibiton in memory of THEIR FATHER. Please take your pettiness some place else, or even better - get rid of it.

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    1. Hear hear. I have been horrified by the dreadful personal comments printed here. This is about a group of children who lost their father and this is his exhibition. I am sure that clothes were far from everyone's minds.

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    2. And again: Amen to that! Scarlett Witch

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    3. Your aggressive attack on people with different views than yours is nasty. This is a fashion blog, and comments on that subject are what this blog is about. If you had read my comment thoroughly you would have noticed that I criticized the MOTHER for not taking proper care of her children. That's her responsibility for her minors. It contains deciding what they have to wear and guiding them towards appropriate choices, and taking care of their hair and fixing a strap on her daughter etc... Her children clearly look neglected and unkempt, and if you are not able to spot some indicators then I feel sorry for your lack of ability. And there is a difference between public-appropriate casual wear and too sloppy scruffy casual wear and presentation, and here, the latter is the case. No children of members of other royal houses would be presented like that in public. Plus, I would consider such a sloppy and unkempt presentation in public even inappropriate for regular citizens' children aka "commoners". Modern Western fashion and presentation has become way too casual and sloppy in general. And I am saying this as a Westerner myself.

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    4. To 6:26 PM:
      I'm not the nasty one. The ones who are nasty are the ones who fail to recognize the delicacy and fragility of this particular event.
      And obviously you fail to realize that realize that people at this age are very capable of putting on clothes that they want to wear. They go through changes, hormones and struggle with finding out who they are. If your pretentiousness don't see this then you're the nasty one.

      "No children of members of other royal houses would be presented like that in public"
      Only King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Ingrid Alexandra are a part of the Norwegian royal house. Not even Prince Sverre Magnus is a part of the Norwegian royal house. Your argument is invalid.

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    5. To 9:48 pm:

      Your hair-splitting and general attitude don't get the point. They are members of the royal family still (which I had meant), even if their mother has gone astray. Their grandparents are king and queen and their uncle and aunt will be the future ones, followed by their cousin, and they will forever be associated with this family. They meet their family and partake in events that are being photographed and published. And, as I mentioned earlier, there was always already a tendency on previous events that indicated that their mother didn't take proper care of them. It is her job to select their garments and guide them towards appropriate choices, and if their mother buys and selects inappropriate attire or doesn't teach and guide them, then she does a bad job. And taking care of her children's hair and fixing a slipped strap on her daughter at the gallery falls into the mother's responsibility for her minors as well. The commemorative character of this public exhibition calls for even greater efforts for a proper dignified presentation, and thus it's even more inappropriate on the mother's part not having taken care of her minors there properly. If, by other choice, the mother had taken care of her children properly, nothing inappropriate would have overshadowed and diverted from the core of this commemorative event, but sadly due to her lack of care these unfortunate things stand out too much and jump right in the eye.

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    6. Anon, 2: 02 am, please don't use the Almighty Lord's name as a swear word. Thank you!

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    7. Royalty fan:
      God, you're funny.

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    8. I missed your point a little bit, but there’s no point in creating all these crazy conspiracy theories, because that’s what they are. FRIGGIN’ NONSENSE. No one in Norway gives a damn about what they wear, so why on earth are you going about this nonsense? I’m Norwegian, I read Norwegian news. There’s no need for you to be upset on my and my country’s behalf, as no one here has commented on their clothes. Maybe we’re just born to behave as decent human beings here, and you have not?! 😉

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    9. @Anon 12:47 These kids are not royals, members of the family or not. Their mother is barely a royal at this point, having been pushed far down the line by marriage and the birth of new heirs. She has moved on with her life while needing to focus on a very new role she must play, that of the mother of three girls who have suffered the horrific loss of their father. How do you know she neglects her girls? A fallen strap is the bar you have set? If she is not capable of fixing her own strap, at her age, I would say that is a type of abuse because she has been so pampered that she cannot do for herself. Our job as parents is to make sure our children are ready and able to function successfully in each phase of life they are in. These years are partly about learning to make responsible choices, such as which clothes they want to buy/wear, while they are still young and in their learning years. If they are not allowed to learn these things now, they will do the 'teenage things' later in life when they are in their 20s or 30s and considered too old to be expressing themselves and having these experiences. You used the word inappropriate 3 times in just this one post above. You say, "their mother has gone astray", "a tendency on previous events that indicated that their mother didn't take proper care of them", "If...the mother had taken care of her children properly...", and "due to her lack of care". Are you saying she should be held to a higher standard because of the family she was born into? Or are you saying that the girls feelings/needs should not be considered because of who their mother is? You have no first hand knowledge of what goes on in this family, or about the relationship between mother and daughters. It is obvious that you don't know anything about teenage girls. Even more obvious that you don't know anything about kids that are grieving. One final thought. You said, "It is her job to select their garments and guide them towards appropriate choices..." To that I can only say that just because your mommy still selects your clothes for you does not make it right. In the real world, the parents set the guidelines but the kids choose their own clothes. These girls are not at a fashion show. They are at a very personal exhibition, full of emotion for them. Your focus is misplaced.

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  10. The Norwegians seem to adopt a less rigid approach to raising their kids.The girls look like normal teenagers. The trend is for the heir and his family to be prominent, and the rest need to go out into the general public and live a normal life. Trying to look 'royal' will not serve them. The smarter ones have declined titles and moved on (H&M, M&C of Sweden, J&M of Denmark).
    The little one's shoes are inappropriate, but it is always safer to choose one's battles with teenagers. As for the inelegant comment about the shaman, the children were with their mother when the rags made it appear that she was alone on vacation with him. If they are both single then... June 19

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    1. You got it right :) We're relaxed, but at the same time we set boundaries. However, those boundaries are set on the things that actually matter. What shoes an 11 year old wears doesn't matter in the long run. It is also quite hot in Norway right now, something we're not always used to, so I completely understand the little one's shoes.

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  11. If the weather is hot sandals are a proper solution. No need for sauna slippers.

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    1. Slippers like that is funnily enough popular in Norway atm.

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  12. Who is the big girl? See the picture with only two of them.

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  13. Ava Pittman6/19/20, 9:36 PM

    Good on the girls for attending. It must have been very hard on them, even just the thought of it, it must have been very emotional for them, and to have there presence at this event is marvellous. Yes this is a fashion blog, but I am not going to comment on what they are wearing but focus on the fact they behaved in the glare of cameras with dignity and just got on with things, regardless of whether I liked what they wore or not. Their father died by suicide, I dont believe for me its appropriate to focus on what they are wearing at this point. They are growing up into lovely young ladies, their father would have been proud. There mother is doing a great job.

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    1. Lovely and thoughtful comment :)
      There is also a video clip from this visit that was shown in the Norwegian media. The girls handled themselves with dignity and grace, but at the same time they were working very hard to keep it together. Maud Angelica got teary eyed and I couldn't quite read Leah Isadora's facial expressions...

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    2. I thought about this. I lost my father as a child, and I don't think I could have gone to an exhibit like this without tearing up. This event was so soon after losing their father, and it was so public. They have not had the luxury of grieving as privately as they should have been able to, and it is no secret how their father died. Just being looked at has to be uncomfortable for them. They could be wearing potato sacks and be barefoot and it would be no one's business. Honor the reason they are there, and the bravery it took for them to do this, with cameras present. Bless them and may they find peace as time goes on.

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  14. Olafr Alexandra Glucksberg6/20/20, 3:33 AM

    HRH Princess Martha and HRH daughters looking stunning and healthy. The exhibition looks wonderful. HRH Ari was and is in his works an absolutely creative master and the land smiles upon such amazing Norwegians like him as well. A truly remarkable and heart warming article read.

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  15. It's nice to see the girls with their mother. Hoping they have much more boding time like an ordinary family. The girls needs a motherly care and more girls talk 😊😊😊😊. Hope to see more in the future

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  16. oh, those lovely, brave girls. wonderful, that they join this exhibition. I'm still so sorry about their loss.. :-(

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  17. ENOUGH ABOUT THE SHORT SKIRTS. Women have legs and way to not support other woman. Grow up, it's 2020 and women/girls can wear what they want. This isn't a world run by men anymore. These girls lost their dad, way to be cruel. Ainsely

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    1. Even in the 60’s too, with those short mod dresses...

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