Daughter of Norway’s Princess Märtha Louise named “Bravest Woman of the Year”

Ingrid Alexandra - Maud Angelica BehnPhoto: Lise Åserud / NTB
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Maud Angelica Behn received the Tara Award 2020, which goes to “the bravest woman of the year.”

The daughter of Princess Märtha Louise and Ari Behn, Maud Angelica Behn (17), was in good company when she was nominated for “The Bravest Woman of the Year” by Tara magazine earlier this year.

Now, newspaper VG writes that she has won the award for the speech she gave during her father’s funeral in Oslo Cathedral earlier this year.

On Instagram, Princess Märtha Louise confirmed the award. 

Princess Märtha Louise noted that her daughter always lifts everyone around her, sees those who need a little extra attention, and uses their own experiences in the valley of darkness to make others stronger.

Ari Behn’s suicide

Princess Märtha Louise’s ex-husband took his own life at home in Lommedalen on Christmas Day last year.

He was to visit the family at Kongsseteren the same day.

“We were together when it happened. It was a shock. We were so surprised, even though we knew he was in trouble. It’s painful, and it takes a long time to get over (it).

“The fact that we were together when we learned about the death gave us, as grandparents, the opportunity to get closer to our grandchildren. We have come much closer to each other,” King Harald revealed in a recently published book.

The family was open early on about the fact that Behn had taken his life, and the suicide also marked the king’s New Year’s speech.

In her funeral speech, Maud Angelica urged people who are struggling mentally to ask for help and not be ashamed.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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