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Kate joins Princess Grace on 'most beautiful royals' list

Kate Middleton will join the likes of Princess Grace of Monaco as one of the most beautiful royals in history when she weds Prince William, according to a poll.

The bride-to-be, who will become part of the British royal family after she marries on April 29, came third in the survey, one place ahead of Princess Diana.

Princess Grace, also an Oscar-winning actress, topped the poll, followed by Queen Rania of Jordan.


Princess Margaret was the only other female British royal to make the top 10, taking the ninth spot.

The survey of 127,000 people was carried out by dating website BeautifulPeople.com.

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden came top among royal men, while Princes Harry and William took the fourth and fifth spots.

The brothers' father, Prince Charles, was voted the 10th best-looking royal male.

Princess Anne was the lowest ranking royal in the beauty stakes, according to the poll.

Greg Hodge, managing director of website BeautifulPeople.com, said: "Kate Middleton is no typical beauty.

"But her style, deportment and immaculate grooming have clearly won her an army of admirers, propelling her to the same heights as Princess Grace and Queen Rania.

"I think the world is breathing a sigh of relief that the British monarchy can only get better looking in generations to come."

The survey's Top 10 royal beautiful women were:

1. Princess Grace of Monaco: 91pc

2. Queen Rania of Jordan: 90pc

3. Princess in waiting, Kate Middleton: 84pc

4. Diana, Princess of Wales: 82pc

5. Princess Charlotte of Monaco: 76pc

6. Princess Gayatri Devi: 75pc

7. Princess Madeline of Sweden: 74pc

8. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark: 72pc

9. Princess Margaret: 70pc

10. Princess Masako of Japan: 68pc