Doctors Use Science To Determine Most Attractive Female Royal

While some say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, science proves that may not always be true.

It’s nice to believe your significant other is the most gorgeous person in the world, but there’s a formula to prove they are not.

Called the “golden ratio,” this mathematical equation is used to map out physical perfection of an individual based on the symmetry of their face. It was created by Ancient Greeks, and was used by Leonardo Da Vinci for Vitruvian Man, his famous portrayal of the perfect male body. While I wouldn’t recommend you try it on yourself, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use it on your favorite celebrities.

Doctors used the golden radio to judge of the female British royals, which led to not-so-surprising results.

They used the faces of Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton, Zara Phillips, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, and determined Prince Harry’s future bride had the most “perfect” face, with an 87.4% score.

But how did they calculate that?

Well, according to Harley Street surgeon, Dr. Julian De Silva, it all comes down to the position of your facial features, rated out of a 100 point scale.

“Meghan has beautiful facial symmetry and gets closer than any other princess to having what the Greeks considered the perfect face,” De Silva said.

“Meghan has an almost perfectly shaped nose with a 98.5% score, her eye position is exactly right and her gorgeous V-shaped chin is far more classically beautiful than Kate,” he added.

But how did the other royals stack up?

Kate Middleton Faces Serious Backlash For The Way She Dressed At The BAFTA Awards

This weekend, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, hit the red carpet at the 71st British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards.

His Royal Highness has been the president of the Academy since 2010, so it was not unusual for him and his wife to attend the show, which is the British equivalent of the Oscars.

To one’s surprise, in the weeks leading up to the big night, royal watchers began speculating about what Kate, who is seven months pregnant, would wear.

On Sunday, the Duchess showed up in a floor length dark green gown with a black sash right above her bump. Kate paired the Jenny Packham dress with emerald and diamond jewelry, suede Prada heels and a black clutch.

While Kate, as usual, looked beautiful and elegant beside William, who donned a black suit and a bow tie, not everyone was on board with her choice of dress.

Why? She did not wear black.

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Just like at the Golden Globes in January, celebrities were encouraged to wear black at the BAFTA Awards in support of Time’s Up, a movement and “legal defense fund” that “will provide subsidized legal support to women and men who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace and while in pursuit of their careers.”

The world’s most famous faces have been wearing black outfits to major events to get the point of the initiative across and start conversations around gender inequality, pay disparity, as well as sexual harassment and abuse.

As you can imagine, many people were disappointed to see that the Duchess did not honor the dress code.

“Disappointed in #KateMiddleton #DuchessofCambridge not wearing black to the #EEBAFTAs It’s not a political thing. It’s a woman thing!” wrote one Twitter user.

Another tweeted: “Can someone please sit me down and explain why Kate Middleton couldn’t wear black for a few hours for an important cause?”

Well, there is actually a very good explanation for why Kate opted for green instead of black, and it’s something she really has no control over.

There’s One Family Member Prince Philip Will Be Avoiding At The Royal Wedding

Everyone has a black sheep in their family, and the British monarchy are no exception.

With the recent announcements of both Prince Harry and Princess Eugenie‘s upcoming nuptials, the royals will be jam packed with plenty of engagements, where there’ll be constantly be mingling with the same familiar faces.  

While family gatherings may often times become unbearable to some, Prince Philip’s peril is about to be taken to a whole new level.

According to The Daily Beast, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband has taken a severe disdain to Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson since her divorce from his son, Prince Andrew.

Arguably named as the outcast of the royal family, Fergie always seems to receive an onslaught of negative press whenever she’s depicted in the media.

Despite being married to Andrew from 1986 to 1996, reports of Fergie’s affair to her American financial adviser, John Bryan, circulated across the world in 1992. Pictures of the lovers’s romp in the French Riviera were exposed, which featured plenty of inappropriate kissing and touching. The incident is said to have humiliated the royal family and outraged the queen.

The affair was only the tip of the iceberg for Philip and the Duchess of York, as the former is said to still act cold towards his former daughter-in-law.  

“Philip has been unable to forgive Fergie for the damage he perceives she did to the family via her series of extramarital affairs and subsequent commercial work,” a source said.

But they may have to come face-to-face once again as Eugenie’s wedding draws near.

A Look At The Royal Succession Order, And Where Harry Falls On The List

Let’s face the reality here, Queen Elizabeth is not getting any younger. The long-reigning monarch has served as Queen for 66 years, taking the throne after her father passed away in February of 1952.

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But as she nears her 92nd birthday, a lot of people are wondering who will take her spot. Of course, next in line would be Prince Charles, her son, but a lot of people wonder if he might abdicate his throne to Prince William.

“[Charles] wants his son to have the chance of a family life before he takes up the burden of kingship – a King has no family life as it is so restricting,” Ingrid Seward, editor-in-cheif of Majesty says.

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So before it’s time to name another ruler in England, let’s take a look at the current succession order, and what it means for our beloved Prince Harry.

Kate Middleton Secretly Donates 7 Inches Of Hair To Children’s Charity

It’s hard to keep a secret when you’re a member of the royal family, but somehow Kate Middleton managed to do just that.

Despite being in her third trimester, the Duchess of Cambridge has been making several public appearances with a genuine smile plastered on her face.

This Tuesday, Middleton and her husband, Prince William, visited an outdoor ice-skating rink in the center of Stockholm, Sweden to play a game of bandy hockey and meet the local schoolchildren.

But that wasn’t the first time she’s met kids this year. On January 22, Middleton went to an elementary school in London to talk about the importance of taking care of your mental health.

“I see time and time again that there is so much to be gained from talking of mental health and taking the mental health of our children as seriously as we do their physical health,” Middleton said. “When we intervene early in life, we help avoid problems that are much more challenging to address in adulthood.”

While the royal makes time in her busy schedule to bring awareness to causes close to her heart, she doesn’t always put her good deeds on display.

Prince Harry Takes Meghan Markle To Visit Princess Diana’s Grave

Prince Harry has taken Meghan Markle to visit his beloved mother’s final resting place at her childhood home in Northants, England.

Princess Diana passed away on August 31, 1987 following a car accident in Paris, France. She was only 36 years old.

As expected, Prince Harry and his brother, Prince William, took their mother’s death particularly hard. Before her death, a young Harry had skipped a phone call with his mother in favor of playing outside, something he regrets to this day.

“And I had to live with that for the rest of my life, knowing that I was that 12-year-old boy wanting to get off the phone and wanting to go and run around and play games rather than speak to my mum,” Harry told the BBC.

William cited his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, as being a rock for himself and Harry during the difficult time, despite facing public backlash for staying at Balmoral with her grandsons.

“I think it was a very hard decision for my grandmother to make. She felt very torn between being a grandmother to William and Harry and her Queen role,” William said in the same interview.

According to the Daily Star, the prince and Markle went to Althorp estate this past November, so he could “speak” to Diana and get her blessing to propose to his now bride-to-be.

The Truth About Prince Charles’s First Love, And How She Changed The Royal Family

It’s hard to think of Prince Charles without thinking of Princess Diana or Camilla Parker-Bowles, but as it turns out, the Prince of Wales has quite the intense romantic history. While everyone seems to think that Prince Harry was the royal playboy, his dad has actually had a lot of high-profile romances over the years.

In fact, Prince Charles’s first love was who he wanted to marry, but because of the royal rules he would be unable to do so. Her name was Lucia Santa Cruz, and she was the daughter of a Chilean ambassador to Britain.

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Santa Cruz had a short romance with the prince, one that was said to be filled with passion and love. They were introduced while studying at Cambridge University in 1969, but before they could get too serious he was reminded that they would never be allowed to marry.

Lucia Santa Cruz was restricted from marrying into the royal family because of her religion. She was a Roman Catholic, and law stated that Charles was only allowed to marry a Protestant. However, even though they couldn’t be together, she would have an enormous impact on the future of the royal family thanks to her connections.

Meghan Markle To Break British Protocol And Deliver Wedding Speech

With Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding only less than four months away, the loved-up pair are making the final decisions on their ceremony.

They are set to wed in front of about 800 guests in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in front of 800 guests.

While the guest list has yet to be made public, there is speculation over what high-profile figures will be in attendance.

Markle, who has already been known to occasionally break royal protocol, is reported to make a speech at the couple’s wedding reception on May 19.

While it’s tradition in England for the groom, the father of the bride, and the best man to make speeches at the reception, it’s not unheard of for the bride to give her own address.

But what will Markle say in her speech?

10 Weirdest Royal Jobs That Actually Exist

It must be nice being royalty. There’s always someone at their beck and call.

Currently, the royal household employs approximately 1,200 people, but most of them hold typical jobs. Of course, there are some positions that are a little out of the ordinary…

Without further ado, here are the 10 weirdest royal jobs that actually exist to this day.

Remember, keep reading until the end of the article to read the weirdest, and probably most disgusting, job ever. We’ve kept the best for last!

The best thing about new shoes is that they’re new. The worst thing is that you have to break into your footwear attire before you get to feel really comfortable with them. Luckily for the Queen of England, one of her wardrobe staffers will do the burdensome task for her.

Also known as the Royal Horological Conservator, they are responsible for maintaining and setting over 1,000 clocks in Buckingham Palace and other royal residences. I suppose thousands of ticking clocks are still better than simple digital ones.

Did you really think the Queen would lift her long, heavy robe during ceremonial occasions? Of course there would be someone there to do it for her. The position is usually given to teenage sons of nobility or senior members of the royal household.

The first Astronomer Royal was appointed by King Charles II in 1675. The position was designed to have someone map out “the motions of the heavens.” This role is still as prestigious as it was back then, even with all the advancements in technology. Nowadays the Astronomer Royal is responsible for keeping the Queen up-to-date on astronomical matters.

The task of lowering and raising the royal standard flag seems like it would be pretty easy, but there’s more to it than that. The Union Flag is raised when the Queen is absent, and lowered when she’s at home. The hard part here is that the Flag Sergeant has to follow the Queen around all her residences, raising and lowering the flag upon her entrance and exit.

Keep reading to learn more about the strangest royal jobs!

25 Photos Of Queen Elizabeth II Through The Years That’ll Remind You How Much Things Have Changed

When a 25-year-old Elizabeth assumed the throne from her father, King George VI, on February 6, 1952, no one could’ve guessed that she’d one day become the longest reigning monarch.

In 2017, she celebrated a Sapphire Jubilee, which marked her 65th year on the throne. Her Majesty also had a number of other special occasions to commemorate last year, including her 70th wedding anniversary with Prince Philip, and her grandson, Prince Harry’s engagement to Meghan Markle.

This year will mark the monarch’s 92nd birthday, and although there’s still a lot of time until her birthday rolls around, it’s never too early to take a look back at some of the most memorable moments from her life:

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One-year-old Elizabeth makes one of her first appearances on the Buckingham Palace Balcony

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The future queen is pictured arriving at Olympia for the annual Royal Tournament.

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Elizabeth poses beside her younger sister, Margaret, who was born three years prior.

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The then-princess stands beside her mother on the Buckingham Palace balcony after the coronation of her father as King George VI.

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The future queen was just 14-years-old when she delivered one of her first public addresses.

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Elizabeth became a Girl Guide in 1937, and during the World War, she was tasked with boosting public morale.

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Elizabeth joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) in 1945, and trained for weeks to polish her basic motor mechanic skills and learn how to drive a truck.

Queen Elizabeth II Celebrates Two Birthdays For A Very Selfless Reason

When you’re the head of one of the most powerful royal families in the world, you can do anything you please, including celebrating your birthday twice.

Queen Elizabeth II, who was born on April 12, 1926, celebrates her birthday two times a year, and as pompous as that may sound, there’s a very good reason behind it.

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For hundreds of years, it’s been a tradition of the British royal family to celebrate the birthday of the reigning monarch on two separate occasions – the day they were actually born and a day for the public to enjoy.

The public celebration often includes artillery gun salutes (a 41-gun salute in Hyde Park, a 21-gun salute in Windsor Great Park, and a 62-gun salute at the Tower of London), and other celebratory activities, such as a military parade known as Trooping the Color. The entire family then gathers on the balcony of the Buckingham Palace where they watch a military fly-past.

The tradition is believed to have been started by King George II in 1748, but not many people know why.

Elton John Shares The Exact Moment Prince Harry Told Him He Was In Love With Meghan Markle

With Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s fairytale wedding quickly approaching, royal watchers can’t get enough of the intimate details of their love story.

Now music legend Elton John – who recently announced his farewell tour – has gotten on the bandwagon, and publicly revealed the story of when Harry told him he was in love with Markle.

John, who has known Harry since he was an infant (he was a close friend to the late Princess Diana), told Lorraine host, Lorraine Kelly, he could tell the prince was in love when they spent time together last summer in Sicily.

“He didn’t discuss it much, but he said ‘I’m in love,'” John said. “Both those boys seem to be ecstatically happy and that’s great. I’m happy for him and I hope he has a wonderful day.”

However, John was mum on if he’d be performing on the pair’s big day, as he said nothing had been decided yet.

“I’m playing in Vegas so I have no idea what’s going to happen,” John added.

The “Rocket Man” singer also said he thinks Harry’s mother would be incredibly proud of both of her sons.

You Can Spend The Next Year With Prince Harry And Meghan Markle, Here’s How

If you’ve ever wanted to be a fly on the wall in the royal household, then now is your chance. The royal family is currently looking for a Communications Assistant to help out the newly engaged couple. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have a busy schedule of events over the next year, and they need someone to help them keep on track.

The job is currently listed online as a 12-month fixed-term contract that goes from April 2018 until April 2019.  The person who gets this job will be responsible for working with the communications team which means that they will “organize coverage of set-piece Palace engagements including investitures and garden parties, and provide support as required for off-site engagements.”

Not only that, but the person who gets this job will also work on press releases, briefing notes, and also be responsible for social media updates.

Your office is going to be a lot fancier than other people’s, and the benefits actually sound pretty amazing.

Princess Eugenie Forced To Delay Wedding Because Of Prince Harry & Meghan

Your wedding day is the most important 24 hours of your life, where you and your soul mate join together for the rest of your lives. It takes a lot of careful planning, but with enough time, there’s no reason why you can’t get almost everything you want!

Unfortunately, even members of the royal family have to put up with relatives interfering with their carefully laid plans.

When we heard about the latest royal engagement between Princess Eugenie and her beau, Jack Brooksbank, we were thrilled to have another darling couple to fawn over throughout 2018!

The pair have been dating for over seven years, and couldn’t have looked happier in their official engagement photos together.

But while the world was excited for their relationship, it seems that their wedding plans have been shuffled to accommodate the other royal couple in the headlines.

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle’s Secret Matchmaker Has Finally Been Revealed

We all hoped that one day we would have a friend that would set us up with a prince. In Meghan Markle’s case, that hope actually came true.

Harry and Meghan admitted that meeting in 2016 was not by chance, but that they were introduced by a mutual friend. They kept this friend’s name anonymous to protect her privacy, until now.

Many people have speculated who this “secret friend” is. Some have presumed it was Meghan’s best friend, Jessica Mulroney, who is a stylist for many high-up clients. Others have suspected that it was fashion designer Misha Nonoo, who used to be married to one of Harry’s best friends. Another speculation was Markus Anderson, who accompanied Meghan and Harry during one of their first official outings together at the Invictus Games last September.

It is now confirmed that the not-so-secret matchmaker is Violet von Westenholz. Violet was one of Harry’s childhood best friends and their fathers were very close friends as well.

Violet knew that Harry was looking to find the right person, but was having trouble. That’s when she met Meghan. The two became friends through Violet’s PR work with the fashion house Ralph Lauren. Violet soon told Harry that she had the perfect girl for him.

You Know William And Harry – Meet The Rest Of The Queen’s Grandchildren And Great-Grandchildren

Does it feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to keep up with your family? Imagine being the Queen of England and having to make time for eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

While Prince William and Prince Harry have hogged the spotlight lately, her other grandchildren deserve some recognition.

Let’s begin by getting to know the Queen’s grandchildren:

1. Peter Phillips

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Peter is the son of the Queen’s daughter, Princess Anne, and her husband, Captain Mark Phillips. While he’s the 13th person in line for the throne, Peter and his younger sister Zara have no royal titles.

Peter and his wife, Canadian Autumn Phillips, have a pair of daughters together.

2. Zara Tindall

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Zara is the second child of Princess Anne and Mark Phillips, and the 16th in line for the throne. Like her mother, Zara was an Olympian in equestrian events.

She has a daughter, Mia, and is expecting another child with her husband, former pro rugby player Mike Tindall.

3. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

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Prince William is (of course) the oldest son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. He’s currently second in line for the crown, behind his father.

As you probably know, William is married to Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, and they have a pair of children together (with a third baby coming very soon).

4. Prince Harry

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Prince William’s younger brother and the youngest child of Charles and Diana, Prince Harry has distinguished himself in his military service, just like his older brother. He’s the fifth in line for the throne.

Last year, his engagement to actress Meghan Markle made headlines, and we’re counting down the days to their royal wedding.

5. Princess Beatrice of York

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Beatrice is the oldest daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York, Prince Andrew (the Queen’s son) and Sarah Ferguson. She’s seventh in line for the throne, and studied at the University of London.

Famously, the princess left her mark on Ed Sheeran, after accidentally cutting the pop singer’s face with a sword during a “mock knighting.”

6. Princess Eugenie

Princess Eugenie and her fiance, Jack Brooksbank.BBC

Eugenie is the youngest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, and the eighth in line for the throne. She works as the associate director of a London art gallery.

The princess made headlines earlier this month when her engagement to Jack Brooksbank was announced. The couple are expected to tie the knot later this year.

Kate Middleton Opens Up About Mental Health

Despite being six months pregnant with her third child, Kate Middleton is making time to spread awareness to a cause close to her heart.

The Duchess of Cambridge showed off her growing baby bump when she arrived at Roe Green Junior School in London on January 22. She was greeted by more than 100 students and teachers before taking part in a lesson designed to help support the mental health of their students.

According to the Daily Mirror, Middleton has helped launch a website dedicated to giving teachers practical resources to help support their students’s mental health.

The website, called Mentally Healthy Schools, is funded by The Royal Foundation, and is expected to become available to elementary schools across England in the spring. While the website still needs to be monitored and reviewed, it has so far been trialed at 50 schools to great success.

Shockingly, more than half of mental health problems begin before an individual turns 14 years old.

This isn’t the first time Middleton has advocated to break the stigma surrounding mental health. With the help of husband Prince William and brother-in-law Prince Harry, Middleton created the Heads Together Campaign in partnership with eight leading mental health charities. The campaign aims to raise awareness and provide resources for those suffering from mental health problems.

While at the school, Middleton delivered a speech, inspiring both staff and students to shed the stigma surrounding mental health.

Kate Middleton Opens Up About Children’s Mental Health

Despite being six months pregnant with her third child, Kate Middleton is making time to spread awareness to a cause close to her heart.

The Duchess of Cambridge showed off her growing baby bump when she arrived at Roe Green Junior School in London on January 22. She was greeted by more than 100 students and teachers before taking part in a lesson designed to help support the mental health of their students.

According to the Daily Mirror, Middleton has helped launch a website dedicated to giving teachers practical resources to help support their students’s mental health.

The website, called Mentally Healthy Schools, is funded by The Royal Foundation, and is expected to become available to elementary schools across England in the spring. While the website still needs to be monitored and reviewed, it has so far been trialed at 50 schools to great success.

Shockingly, more than half of mental health problems begin before an individual turns 14 years old.

This isn’t the first time Middleton has advocated to break the stigma surrounding mental health. With the help of husband Prince William and brother-in-law Prince Harry, Middleton created the Heads Together Campaign in partnership with eight leading mental health charities. The campaign aims to raise awareness and provide resources for those suffering from mental health problems.

While at the school, Middleton delivered a speech, inspiring both staff and students to shed the stigma surrounding mental health.

Kate Middleton Plans At Home Birth For Third Child

With the upcoming arrival of the next royal baby, Kate Middleton has announced she plans on delivering her third child at home.

The Duchess of Cambridge has opted to deliver her baby at either Kensington Palace or the Sandringham Estate to avoid the “chaos” the births of Prince George and Princess Charlotte, created.

According to Express, a source claims Middleton has discussed her decision with Prince William, who is supportive of her choice.

“Above all they have agreed that having a home birth would save a massive intrusion into the day-to-day running of any hospital where she gave birth,” the source said.

“They were very concerned about the chaos caused with the first two children as hundreds of press and public camped outside for several days, and they would like to avoid a repeat if they could,” the source continued.

The source added the Duke and Duchess didn’t think it was fair on other patients and relatives at the hospital, who would also have to deal with the fanfare.

With Middleton’s due date quickly approaching, royal watchers have been trying to figure out what the pair will name their newborn.

How Will Meghan Markle React To Seeing Harry’s Ex At In-Laws Royal Wedding?

Every woman wants their wedding day to be just perfect. Surrounded by family and friends, it should be the happiest day of their life because they get to share it with the ones that they love.

This is probably why there has been so much talk about who gets to appear on the upcoming guest list for Prince Harry’s and Meghan Markle’s wedding.

Now, we have another wedding to look forward to for 2018, and this one is also going to be turning heads, if only for the drama that may occur.

Princess Eugenie announced her engagement to Jack Brooksbank recently, and while they haven’t set a date, we already know there will be some interesting table talk when the future Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive to take part in the ceremony.

This is thanks to one name in particular on the guest list, Cressida Bonas, a.k.a. Prince Harry’s former lover.