Fairy tale princes! Dashing daddy kings! We’ve rounded up the top five hunkiest royals for your evening perusal. From the Grindr-ready Prince Carl Philip of Sweden to the impossibly dreamy heir to throne of Dubai, prepare to swoon. These royals are ROYALLY GORGEOUS.
5. Post-twink cutie Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark. Says the Daily Mail:
With not one but two films exploring his colourful love life due to be released this year, it seems Denmark’s handsome Crown Prince Frederik, 46, won’t be escaping his playboy past any time soon.
Now happily married to Mary, 42, and a father-of-four, he was once better known for his many conquests, among them lingerie model Katja Storkholm and former MP Malou Aamund.
Both he and his wife have also endured accusations of laziness made by the Danish press, with Mary’s taste for freebie handbags also coming under intense scrutiny. Nevertheless, both halves of the couple remain enormously popular in Denmark and elsewhere with Mary in particular loved as much for her impeccable dress sense as she is for her charity work.
4. Yummy daddy King Felipe of Spain, who my colleague looks like he’s “dirty and fun”
3. Prince Carl Philip of Sweden. Says the Daily Mail:
One of the most controversial members of Sweden’s Bernadotte dynasty, Prince Carl-Philip, 35, earned a playboy reputation early on, thanks to his dark good looks, love of fast cars and even faster women. Not even his choice of bride has proved uncontroversial, with his glamorous fiancee, 30-year-old Sofia Hellqvist, boasting a risque past career as a glamour model and reality TV star.
But it is the prince himself who has the most colourful past, with his ‘Wild Summer’ of 2012 still referenced by Sweden’s tabloid press which delightedly documented his antics.
As well as going on a drunken rampage in central Stockholm while wearing an alien mask, the summer also saw him become the victim of a happy slapping incident during a holiday to Cannes.
He also, following a wild night out, managed to lose his wallet and was forced to hitch-hike to the motor race he was due to compete in, before spectacularly crashing his car on the first lap.
2. WOWZA! Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the heir to the emirate of Dubai, is the “Harry of the Middle East,” says the Daily Mail.
Known as Fazza to his friends, the prince is a keen rider, much like his father who owns the Godolphin racing team, and is well-known for his love of animals. Action man Hamdan is also an avid diver and amateur skydiver. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t have time for gentler pursuits, however – his talent for writing romantic poetry has also attracted much attention.
and the #1: Prince Abdul Mateen of Brunei, the fourth son of the Sultan of Brunei (and fifth in line for the throne).
Not only is he a handsome specimen and likes to keep up that fit appearance, Prince Mateen is also a family man.
“I have a really big family, but I’m closest to my elder brother and two sisters. We do everything together, grew up together, and live together,” he told GQ Thailand. “I mean, I have my friends, but you can’t go away from family, they are blood and we are very close. And their love and support has been a very positive influence in my life.”
He’s incredibly diligent and devoted to his education, finishing a Master of Arts in International Studies and Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in 2016.
He might be off the table for us guys though. Brunei, of course, operates under Sharia Law, which advocates stoning the gays. So let’s just hang a poster of Abdul over our beds and leave it at that.
(Photos: Getty, Pacific Coast News)