Norway’s Maertha Louise has baby

Norway’s Princess Maertha Louise has given birth to her third child.

The royal and her writer husband Ari Behn welcomed Emma Tallulah Behn into the world after the birth at the family home in Lommedalen, outside Oslo yesterday (30.09.08).

A royal spokesperson confirmed the news, saying: “Princess Maertha Louise gave birth to a daughter at her and her husband Ari Behn’s home. Mother and baby are doing fine.”

The princess – who is also mother to Maud Angelica Behn, five, and Leah Isadora Behn, three – is an advocate for home births and has caused controversy with medical experts, who recommend a hospital environment.

Emma – who, along with her sisters, does not hold a royal title after her mother married Behn in 2002 – is King Harald and Queen Sonja’s fifth grandchild.

Maertha – who is forth in line to the throne – hit the headlines when she claimed to have clairvoyant powers and set up a “healing” school for children to allow them to get in touch with their guardian angels.