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Victoria most beautiful royal bride ever: poll

The Local/dl · 2 Aug 2011, 16:22

Published: 02 Aug 2011 16:22 GMT+02:00

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According to a poll conducted by Italehti, one of Finland's main tabloid newspapers, Victoria is by far the most eye-catching royal bride ever to walk down the aisle.

The Crown Princess, who wed fiancé Daniel Westling in Stockholm in June 2010 in a ceremony which drew hundreds of thousands to the Swedish capital, blew away the competition, 44 percent of Italehti readers voting her the most beautiful royal bride ever.

The heir to the Swedish throne beat out second-place Grace Kelly, the famed Hollywood actress who became Princess consort of Monaco when she married Prince Rainier III in April 1956, by a whopping 32 percentage points.

Meanwhile, the two of the most notable and more recent British royal brides, Kate Middleton and Princess Diana, tied for third place in the poll, having each received 11 percent of votes.

“We are aware that the Crown Princess is very popular in Finland,” Bertil Tenert, a spokesperson with the Swedish Royal Court, told the Expressen newspaper.

“In Finland, people know as much about the Swedish royal family as people in Sweden and they are followed with great interest.”

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Victoria and Daniel made their first visit to Finland as husband and wife in November 2010, being met by thousands of well-wishers.

Ahead of the visit, Finish president Tarja Halonen said she and her husband felt “like the aunt and uncle next door” for Victoria.

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16:49 August 2, 2011 by ITkiwi
Clutch Cargo
17:21 August 2, 2011 by Abe L
She'll loose that title the day her sister gets married.
17:35 August 2, 2011 by conboy
Ah leave her alone she is a fine looking young one pity about the family though...
17:41 August 2, 2011 by lewni
according to a nonheard of newspaper in finland, uhuh, real stuff !
17:47 August 2, 2011 by Jes
There is no question that Princes Victoria is a beutiful lady . I personally love her genuine smile and her freindly attitude .

But I would think that as royal brides go , Prince Albert´s ( of Monaco) bride looked stunning .
17:47 August 2, 2011 by J. L. Belmar
The Finnish paper Italehti is playing with the numbers. Victoria was a beautiful royal bride, but...

I would like to know how many Finns were interviewed, where was the poll conducted and if the poll the opinion of Swedes were taken into consideration. Another point is: If the poll was conducted in Finland only, was it amongst only Finnis of origin or Finnish-Swedish persons.

The answers to my questions might give a clearer idea on the results of the Italheti.
18:04 August 2, 2011 by jacquelinee
She is beautiful as all brides are. I guess that finnish newspaper thought she was the most lovely and that is fine. Personally my vote is on Grace Kelly But I must say, it was a shame to cover up Princess Victoria's legs, cus she wins that one hands down.
18:10 August 2, 2011 by Corvinus
Well the Finns were clearly wasted when the votes were taken, Victoria has a chin like Desperate Dan...
18:13 August 2, 2011 by J. L. Belmar

Finally one. I fully agree with you. She is beautiful as all brides should be, well, not all. I have seen real monsters in my life. O.K.

Grace Kelly, for me too, should have won the poll. Now, about Princess Victoria's legs, I promise to have a look at them if I do not finish in the Swedish gulag.
18:28 August 2, 2011 by JLondon
oh come on ... what a load of crap.
18:30 August 2, 2011 by J. L. Belmar

It came from your home.
19:06 August 2, 2011 by Great Scott
Being an optician in Finland must be a very well paid job.
19:25 August 2, 2011 by Smallnose
"like the aunt and uncle next door" ?? Does the finnish prime minister mean they look old, saggy and having beer bellies?

The prime minister himself is already over 50,60 or so. This is an insult to the Royal Famliy.
20:15 August 2, 2011 by prince T
Belmar get a life. You sit all day correcting grammars and moderating comments. I dont havel the time for you in case you want to attack back. I will catch up with you tommorrow.
20:38 August 2, 2011 by J. L. Belmar
You get a life prince T. What in the hell are you talking about. You are not in this thread and if you do not have the time for me you do not know how unhappy I will be. I am crying. I can hardly wait for tomorrow, but please, keep your promise. By the way, I sign with my name. What is yours? Or you have only an alias. That is what I call beeing gutsy, courageous, brave and daring. I do not correct grammar since I am not in any grammar school here, but it is certainly disgusting to see someone writing "tommorrow". So yes, we will meet tommmmooooorrrrrooooooww.
21:02 August 2, 2011 by spy
So The Local is reporting on polls from Finnish tabloids as categoric facts now? Another low for TL... What about some chuffing news guys?
21:15 August 2, 2011 by J. L. Belmar

You honour your nickname. Good one, indeed.
22:10 August 2, 2011 by johan rebel
Given that most royal families have enthusiastically practised inbreeding for centuries, winning this kind of bride competition isn't really much of an achievement.
23:01 August 2, 2011 by darky
@ Abe L. I agree with u !
23:35 August 2, 2011 by sendia
I think she looks good and more importantly looks genuine and kind, she also is able to make her presence felt.
00:29 August 3, 2011 by abidhasnain
really ..... Diana!!!! I am not sure, she dont even come close ...shes is so fat
01:11 August 3, 2011 by cutthecrap
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge is the number 1
01:58 August 3, 2011 by underskyofsweden
Come onnnnn Finns! Don't exaggerate!

Not that much eye-catching as you ranked! She is not nice in face at least in comparison with Swedish norms!
03:36 August 3, 2011 by blursd
That's interesting, because I took a poll of Greenlanders and 100% of the people questioned said the Danes suck, so clearly the Danes must be the most unpopular people on the planet.

One word ... methodology. This is Research 101 stuff here ...
05:59 August 3, 2011 by prince T
: Belmar giving u my name is an act of foolishness. I know u have nothing 2 lose, so u can give your name out anyhow. U must know i am not afraid of u but i dont need 2 prove it. I have a lot going 4 me than to ruin my life by giving u my identity. I dont know y need my name anyway. My personal rule is not to engage in bantar except if it has to do with a topic. U have all the time to be here but i dont. Dont b suprised if i ignore some of your superior comments
07:40 August 3, 2011 by J. L. Belmar
@prince T

You certainly won the prize. Now, this is what I call arrogancy in full fart. Please, ignore my "superior" coments, which, by the way, they are not always superior, but simply comments. The problem with you is that you do not open your mouth to say something clever, witty, intelligent, or whatever, at all. You open it to vomit.

I never guessed that someone would ruin his life just by giving me his full name. Wow! That is my first one. You must me Little Red Riding Hood and I am the Big Bad Wolf. Do not worry. I would never engulf you. You would make me puke.
09:09 August 3, 2011 by bolababu
Beauty is not just about looks, Princess Victoria is beautiful, intelligent and warm, very humble too, not a spoilt bimbo. In my opinion, she is beautiful in all ramifications, i would support monarchy if it was just her and not those other junkheads that surround her.
09:53 August 3, 2011 by zooeden
Totally Gorgeous and Awesome, she´s a doll!!!
10:35 August 3, 2011 by 0007
hahaha funny............or its a joke.....most beautiful give me a break..
10:51 August 3, 2011 by Frank Arbach
Rubbish! Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII's fourth wife was much more attractive, according to contemporary accounts
10:58 August 3, 2011 by Elvine
@ Smallnose

The President Tarja Halonen (not the Prime Minister) said "said she and her husband felt "like the aunt and uncle next door" for Victoria." She didnt say that Victoria and Daniel felt like a " aunt and uncle" to her, she said that she (Tarja Halonen) and her husband (Pentti Arajärvi) felt like the were "the aunt and uncle next door". How could this be a insult?

The Prime Minister (Jyrki Katainen) had nothing to do with this, he's not mentioned in the article, why do you mention him? And he's not over 50, 60 or so. He was born in 1971, he's 40.
11:02 August 3, 2011 by PoJo
Of course they will vote for her, this is a finnish newspaper or magazine, whatever. But she doesn't stand a chance to be first.
12:54 August 3, 2011 by RobinHood
When King Shaka ka Senzangakhona of the Zulus married his 27th wife in 1823, several warriors of the royal guard were impaled for displaying inappropriate erections during the ceremony. Zulu impalation was a most unpleasant affair.

As far as I am aware, not one single royal guard was impaled for displaying an inappropriate erection at the marriages of Kate, Diana, Victoria, Grace etc, therefore Princess Ntandoyesizwe of the Zulus must be the most beautiful royal bride ever.

I have to say, Pippa Middleton's bottom might have been the cause of a few erections and consequent impalations, but she was the bridesmaid and is therefore ineligible for the competition. Ah her Harry! Ask her! Make Pippa the winner.
15:15 August 3, 2011 by J. L. Belmar

I can see that you are ready to pippa Pippa it they let you.

Are there any descendants of the 27th wife of King Shaka ka Senzangakhona? I would like to remember what a good erection is all about. What was her name?
19:35 August 5, 2011 by wakak
Only 1 word of comment: LOL!!!
09:40 August 8, 2011 by TeppoT
I'n Finnish and I surely know that in Finland only Finnish-swedish(hurrit) think that big chin monkey is beautiful, LOL
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