Video: First Man of Finland caught gawping at Danish princess's breasts
Published 22/02/2012 | 10:21
THE husband of Finland's president was caught on camera casting an admiring glance at the cleavage of Princess Mary of Denmark.
Pentti Arajarvi, Finland's "first gentleman", cast a glance as he sat next to the princess during a state dinner hosted by her mother-in-law, Queen Margrethe of Denmark.
As all eyes turned towards one of the evening's many speeches, Mr Arajavi's roamed down the neckline of the 43-year-old princess.
When she turned to face him, his gaze jerked upward and for a few awkward moments he pretended to be admiring the ceiling of the Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen.
An alarmed Princess Mary raised a protective hand over her neckline as Mr Arajavi, 63, continued to squint upwards.
The incident provoked a scathing reaction in the Danish press and is unlikely to do much for the country's relationship with neighbouring Finland, which is governed by Mr Arajavi's wife, Tarja Halonen.
It carries echoes of the 2009 G8 summit in Italy when Nicolas Sarkozy was accused of leering at the figure of a shapely Brazilian woman