By Caitlin Elliott published
Princess Diana has been touted as the most attractive royal of all time according to an ancient Greek ratio rule.
- Princess Diana has been hailed as the most beautiful royal woman of all time, based on an ancient rule.
- The late Princess of Wales came just ahead of Queen Rania of Jordan, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Meghan Markle.
- This follows the royal news that Meghan and Harry's first Christmas together almost exposed their then-private relationship.
The 'Golden Ratio', was devised hundreds of years ago to measure levels of facial perfection, by looking at the symmetry and measurements of features.
And Harley Street surgeon Dr Julian De Silva put the Golden ratio rule to the test and analysed the faces of the world’s most iconic royal women.
Applying the mathematical formula, that was used by Leonardo Da Vinci for the perfect human male body in his famous work, the Vitruvian Man, Dr De Silva determined that Princess Diana, who died after a car accident in Paris in 1997, was the best looking among the royal women tested.
Coming in at second and third place are Queen Rania of Jordan (above) and Grace Kelly of Monaco.
Meanwhile, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, and the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, nabbed fourth and fifth place on the list.
Dr De Silva, who runs the Centre For Advanced Facial Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery in London, explained, “Diana, Meghan and Kate are all very beautiful women.
“But when measured against the Greeks' Golden Ratio of physical perfection, Princess Diana comes out on top.
“She was several points ahead of Meghan and Kate and just pipped the stunningly attractive Queen Rania to the title of most beautiful royal of all time.
“'Princess Diana was a very narrow winner - there was less than 1% between her score and those of Queen Rania of Jordan in second and Princess Grace who was a very close third.
“Diana scored highly for her face shape, the width of her nose, her brow area, her forehead and her eyebrows - which all got the top scores.”
Of course - everyone is individually beautiful in their own way. And although Princess Diana is technically the highest scorer in this contest - in reality, there's no need to pit women's looks against one another generally...
Caitlin is Junior News Editor for woman&home, covering all things royal, celeb, fashion, beauty and lifestyle.
Having set her sights on becoming a magazine journalist when she was a child, Caitlin took on work experience stints at local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree and has interviews with celebs, reality stars and the Archbishop of Canterbury under her belt (of course, she couldn't resist asking him about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry).
After leaving uni, she dabbled in fashion PR as a Press Assistant for Arcadia's Topshop before becoming a part of the Now team at Future for her first real job in the world of online journalism, joining the ranks as a Digital Writer in 2019.
Caitlin went on to add the likes of Woman, GoodtoKnow, WhatToWatch and woman&home to her writing repertoire before moving on to her current role.
When she's not working you'll find Caitlin sipping bubbles at brunch with her besties, thinking about her next iced coffee, trying to close the rings on her Apple Watch, scrubbing up on her royal family knowledge or scrolling through the Zara app, trying to resist tapping 'check out' again.
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