Queen Rania of Jordan: Rania Al Abdullah, Queen Consort of Jordan’s King Abdullah II is famous not only for her beauty and impeccable style but also for her involvement in humanitarian work. She was ranked 76th in a 2009 list of the 100 most influential women in the world. Style and substance in one lovely package.
Kate Middleton: England’s future Queen Catherine has captured public imagination with her commoner-to-royalty story. Always well turned out, Kate’s beauty is understated yet striking. She makes third place, just ahead of Princess Diana.
Diana, Princess of Wales: The People’s Princess remained adored by her devoted public much after she lost her royal status to divorce. As her life played out with the world watching, Diana’s transformation from English Rose to independent woman made her the most photographed celebrity in the world. Her’s are the big shoes that Kate Middleton will have to fill.
Charlotte Casiraghi: Princess Grace’s granddaughter does not have a title but is fourth in line to the throne of Monaco. Charlotte has not inherited her famous grandmother’s blonde hair or blue eyes, but she does have the glamour and the charisma. She is an equestrienne and a journalist and is a fashion darling with her adventurous yet sophisticated sense of style.
Maharani Gayatri Devi: Gayatri Devi of Jaipur was voted among the 10 Most Beautiful Women in the World by Vogue. Her ethereal beauty fascinated the world, and she was involved in politics and charity until her death in 2009. She remains much beloved and fondly remembered by the people of Jaipur
Princess Madeleine of Sweden: This Swedish princess typifies Scandinavian beauty with her blonde good looks. She was ranked 12th on Forbes Magazine’s list of 20 Hottest Young Royals in 2008. Like many other royals, she is an accomplished equestrienne and has taken part in competitive showjumping. The Princess is also involved in charity
Princess Margaret: The Queen’s little sister is the third British Royal on the list, making it to number 9. Elegant and poised, she was the fun face of royalty with a penchant for a good time. She married and divorced Anthony, Lord Snowdon, and had many affairs. Her rumoured beaus included Mick Jagger and David Niven.
Crown Princess Masako of Japan: Masako Owada, daughter of a diplomat, had an on and off relationship with Prince Naruhito of Japan who proposed several times before she finally said yes. The Princess largely remains out of the public eye and is reported to be dealing with stress caused by her failure to produce a male heir. Despite this, she is poised and lovely the few times she does appear publicly
Princess Grace of Monaco: Hollywood darling Grace Kelly has topped a poll of the most beautiful royals of all time. Princess Grace’s fairytale wedding to Rainier of Monaco was the stuff every little girls’ dreams are made of. She died tragically in a car crash, but her mystique endures.