Princess Diana has been revealed as the most beautiful royal of all times, according to ancient Greece’s ‘golden ratio’.
Harley Street surgeon Dr Julian De Silva ran Golden ratio analysis of some the most well-known royal women, and found that the late Diana was the most attractive, having obtained the highest score.
The Golden Ratio was devised in ancient Greece to determine ‘physical perfection’ by comparing the measurements, ratios and symmetry of the facial features.
The mathematical formula was used by Leonardo Da Vinci for the perfect human male body in his famous work, the Vitruvian Man, and has since been adapted by scientists to determine the Greek definition of perfect beauty.
And now it has been developed into a computerised facial mapping technique by Dr De Silva, who uses the technology in his work. He determined Princess Diana is the most attractive, followed by Queen Rania of Jordan and the late Grace Kelly of Monaco. Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton came in fourth and fifth respectively.
Dr De Silva, who runs the Centre For Advanced Facial Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery in London, said: ‘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.’
Five ‘most beautiful’ royal women
Results based on each woman’s ‘golden ratio’ score which is represented by a percentage. Data: Centre For Advanced Facial Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery.
1. Princess Diana – 89.05%
2. Queen Rania of Jordan – 88.9%
3. Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco – 88.8%
4. Duchess of Sussex – Meghan Markle – 87.4%
5. Duchess of Cambridge – 86.8%
1. Princess Diana
Lady Diana is the most beautiful royal of all times according to Ancient Greece’s Golden Ratio of Pi which determines physical perfection. Harley Street surgeon Dr Julian De Silva has run Golden ratio analysis of the most famous royal women and found that Diana was the most attractive, having obtained the highest score with 89.05 per cent
What is the Golden Ratio of Phi and how is it calculated?
The Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi originates from the European Renaissance. Artists and Architects used an equation – known as the Golden Ratio – as an aid during the creation of their masterpieces.
The ratio can be applied to anything and was used by Leonardo Da Vinci for the perfect human male body in his famous work, the Vitruvian Man.
Scientists have since adapted the mathematical formula to explain what makes a person beautiful.
The length and the width of someone’s face is measured and then the results are divided.
The premise is that the closer the ratios of a face or body are to the number 1.618 (Phi), the more beautiful they become.
Measurements are then taken from the forehead hairline to the spot between the eyes, from the spot between the eyes and the bottom of the nose and from the bottom of the nose to the bottom of the chin.
A person is considered to be more beautiful if the numbers are equal.
Attention is then given to the symmetry and proportion of the face. To be deemed ‘beautiful’ according to the Golden Ratio, the length of the ear must be equal to the length of the nose and the width of an eye should be equal to the distance between the eyes.
Dr Julian De Silva said: ‘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.
‘Her lowest scores were for her chin and lips. Her lips are a little thin and ill-defined and her chin is less classical than some of the other women.’
2. Queen Rania of Jordan
The stunning Queen Rania of Jordan closely came in second place with a score of 88.9 per cent. She is the most attractive living royal that Dr De Silva used his face mapping technology on
Dr Julian De Silva said: ‘Queen Rania is the most beautiful living royal and a stunningly attractive woman.
‘She had the highest marks of all for her classically shaped chin and also scored highly for her lips.
‘She was marked down for her nose width and her brow area.’
3. Princess Grace of Monaco
Actress Grace Kelly, later known as Princess Grace following her wedding to Monaco’s Prince Reinier, scored 88.8 per cent and came in third position
Less than 0.1 per cent separate Grace Kelly from Queen Rania.
Dr Julian De Silva said: ‘Princess Grace has a timeless beauty and had the highest scores for her eye spacing and her eye position is almost perfect with a score of 99.8 per cent. Her stunning lips also scored the highest.
‘She lost marks for her chin which is a little indistinct,’ he added.
4. The Duchess of Sussex
Meghan Markle scored 87.7 per cent and came in fourth position. She is, according tp Dr De Silva, the most attractive princess in the top
Meghan Markle stood out thanks to her ‘beautiful facial symmetry,’ Dr De Silva noted.
He added that she got ‘closer than any other princess to having what the Greeks considered the perfect face.’
‘Meghan has an almost perfectly shaped nose with a 98.5 per cent score, her eye position is exactly right and she has a gorgeous V-shaped or heart-shaped chin which is the shape women most covet,’ he added.
5. The Duchess of Cambridge
Kate Middleton came closely behind Meghan with a score of 86.82 per cent. Dr De Silva remarked she was still one of the most beautiful women in the world
Dr Julian De Silva said: ‘Kate stands out for having a perfect gap between her nose and lips and very strong eye spacing.
‘She was marked down for having a weaker chin and jawline than Diana.
‘Nevertheless, she is a striking woman and her scores mark her out as one of the most beautiful women in the world,’ he added.