Princess Martha Louise of Norway is separating from her husband. Ari Behn
(photo Royal Court of Norway/ Catherine Wessel)
Every year brings happiness and sadness, light and shade and in August. we learned that Princess Martha Louise of Norway had separated from her husband of fourteen years, Ari Behn. The couple's statement and their family's response to it were filled with all the sadness that comes with the end of a marriage. Here's a look back at how events unfolded this summer.
In her statement, Princess Martha Louise said that 'life does not go smoothly' adding that while the marriage was over, the 'remain together in parenthood'. The princess said it was 'unspeakably sad' to discover that the 'road ahead does not go together in the way it used to'. Martha Louise also said that the couple had tried everything to keep their marriage going and added that she and her husband felt guilty for not being able to 'create the safe harbour..our children deserve;. She ended by asking for peace to get through the difficult times.
King Harald and Queen Sonja also made a statement in which they said that the end of a marriage affected many and it was painful and sad for those watching on. The King and Queen of Norway said they were grateful for all that they had experienced together as a family and said they wanted a good relationship with Ari Behn in the future.