Just as queen Margrethe of denmark holds the Norwegian king, by tradition, a new year's speech to his people. And just as queen Margrethe may, king Harald, in addition to assemble his country also take difficult issues of personal and family nature.
It made the king in years, and he gets praise for across a broad front in Norway. Ex-son-in-law Ari Behns death is barely a week old, and the grief was chiseled in the old king's face - not least when he mentioned his three grandchildren, who have lost their father.
the Author and artist Ari Behn took his own life 1. on christmas day, 2019. He was 47 years old. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
King harald's speech is recorded in advance, but because of the tragic circumstances, was the speech written about and recorded on the new, writes the Newspaper.
the Opening of the new talk was based on Ari Behns suicide.
- We are greatly influenced by the Ari Behns death this christmas. It has warmed to experience people's condolences and lit the candles on palace square. There is comfort in all the good memories and the beautiful words that have been said about the danger to the three of our dear grandchildren,' said the king, and continued:
- and is not the life to keep going. For the individual it becomes so dark that nothing helps. Not even the love of his very nearest. No see no other way out than to leave life. Those who are left must live on. Poorer – without the they were happy.
Several have commented on the kong harald's speech and lauded the for the way to talk about Ari Behns passing on.
Ar8i Behn was married to the Norwegian princess Märtha Louise in 15 years, and together they have the children Maud Angelica Behn, Leah Isadora Behn and Emma Tallulah Behn. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
Among them is førstelektor in rhetoric at Høyskolen Kristiania Kjell Terje Ringdal, who in the Newspaper praises the king's sensitivity.
- the Whole nation sat and held its breath. It, he took hold of it, all the way at the beginning, did that, also the rest of the speech got more attention. It is to bring the Behns deaths on the track so early testifies to the sensitivity, which was to make the speech a very good one, says førstelektoren and adds:
the King make a link back to themselves in a very elegant way. He doesn't talk about 'I' or 'we', but goes through the grandchildren. It provides a little distance, as I think that both the speech and the king has the good of. It could be too far over in the 'patosland', but it does not. And yet there is plenty of emotion in the speech.