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- Princess Märtha Louise of Norway wished her daughter Leah a happy affirmation
- Celebrate the "wonderful," "talented," and "beautiful" teenagers on Instagram
- Said she inherited the artistic touch from father and he "would have been so proud"
- Leah's father is Märtha Louise's ex-husband Ari Behn, who killed himself last year
Princess Märtha Louise of Norway praised her teenage daughter in a message celebrating her endorsement, saying her late ex-husband Ari Behn was "so proud".
The mother of three children, 48, shared her congratulations to her daughter Leah, 15, upon receiving her confirmation marking the transition from childhood to adulthood.
In a bubbly Instagram post, she called the teenager “wonderful” and “talented” and wrote, “Your father would have been so proud of you to say that you are the most talented young woman in the world on a journey of greatness Fame and success. & # 39;
The author Mr Behn, who was married to Märtha Louise for 15 years and shared three children with the king, was found dead after he had committed suicide on Christmas Day.
Princess Märtha Louise of Norway, 48, praised her teenage daughter Leah, 15, in a gushing message celebrating her endorsement, saying her late ex-husband Ari Behn was "so proud".
The mother of three shared her congratulations on her daughter when she received her confirmation marking the transition from childhood to adulthood
Märtha Louise is now in a relationship with the American shaman Durek Verrett.
Märtha posted photos of her daughter online and wrote: “My wonderful and talented Leah Isadora received her confirmation yesterday.
“You looked so beautiful in your new“ Bunad ”. I am so proud of you my darling. & # 39;
She continued, "You dare to follow your dreams and your intuition. You inherited your artistic touch from your father, grandparents and great-grandparents on both sides."
Princess Märtha Louise said her late ex-husband Ari Behn, who committed suicide on Christmas Day, was "so proud" of his daughter
"I love how loving and true you are with your feelings, I love your humor and your cheek, I love everything about you."
She added, “You are made to share your aesthetic talent with the world. And with you the world is a little more beautiful.
“Congratulations on your approval, darling. I love you with all my heart. & # 39;
The entry was accompanied by a slide show with pictures of Leah wearing the "bunad", the Norwegian term that refers to traditional rural clothing and attire.
The mother of three said her teenage daughter looked "so beautiful" in her bunad, which is traditionally worn for a Norwegian endorsement
What is a Norwegian confirmation?
The Norwegian affirmation marks the transition from childhood to adulthood and is often one of the most important days in a Norwegian 's life.
In Norway, between 1736 and 1912, Christian attestation was required by law to attain adult rights.
You would not be able to enter the military, marry, sponsor or testify in court without a certificate of confirmation.
And if you hadn't signed up for verification by the age of 19, you could face prison.
It is now voluntary and takes place the year teenagers turn 15.
The ritual, which is an official confirmation of the baptismal grace, is performed by a pastor who says a prayer for the candidate and gives his blessing.
Preparations start at least a year in advance and include registering the confirmation with a church, booking a venue, deciding on catering and buying a “bunad” of Norwegian costume.
The bunad is traditionally a gift of endorsement and is usually worn at the event.
Production by professional Bunad seamstresses can take between 1 and 2 years.
It comes after Princess Märtha Louise shared photos online when she and her daughters "took their knees" to demonstrate their support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
In June, the mother of three posted a self-portrait on her Instagram page when she participated in a "virtual protest" holding a sign that read "I am committed to learning, listening and taking action."
She went on to share three more pictures of her daughter Leah and Maud Angelica, 17, and Emma Tallulah, 13, who carried out the action and held protest signs that read "Black Lives Matter".
Next to the pictures she wrote: "Although we cannot take part in the protests in Oslo today because of the coronavirus, we support you all in risking your life for change every day in the world."
It comes after Princess Märtha and Leah took part in a virtual protest against Black Lives Matter and shared pictures online when they took their knee.