The poll results for our Favorite Royals poll are in and I’ve finally gotten around to writing them up. In not-at-all-shocking news, the Swedes and Crown Princess Victoria won by a mile.
Favorite Royal House
For favorite royal family, the Swedish royal family won with 39.31% of the vote, while the British royal family trailed in second place with 17.2% of the vote. The Dutch royal family came in third with 12.07% of the vote.
I said above that the poll results weren’t shocking, and they’re not, but I am a bit surprised that the Brits didn’t get more votes. They are the most well known royal family in the world (I’ll admit, there was a time when I didn’t know these other royal families even existed, but I did know the Brits), yet my mostly-not-Swedish readers love the Swedes more. Interesting.
Favorite Adult Female Royal
Putting this poll for favorite adult female royal together, my thought was “I wonder who will come second to Victoria”. I knew Victoria was going to win, so second place was what was interesting to me. I must admit, even with all the negativity that Kate gets, I thought she would rank higher than she has – seeing as this is a Kate Middleton-centric blog.
Crown Princess Victoria was the winner, natch, with 18.59% of the vote. Not super surprisingly, Queen Maxima (who got her own post yesterday) came in second with 9.56% of the vote.
Princess Madeleine came in third with 6.86% of the vote. That one I am surprised at – I love Maddie but she doesn’t do a whole lot and she has been criticized for it, so I’m pleasantly surprised she got as much love as she did.
Arguably the three most controversial royal ladies I cover got relatively similar results (and a tie). Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall came in 8th with 6.02% of the vote, and Kate Middleton and Princess Sofia tied for 9th with 5.97% of the vote.
I shouldn’t be surprised that Princess Charlene ranked as low as she did – 14th with 1.58% of the vote – since her posts don’t get that many views and comments. I am more surprised to see Queen Mathilde rank as low as she did – 21st with 0.37% of the vote.
Some write-ins getting love: Queen Rania of Jordan; Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco; Princess Angela of Liechtenstein; Sophie, Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein; Princess Caroline of Hanover; Charlotte Casiraghi; Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan; and Prince Harry (um…?).
Favorite Adult Male Royal
Favorite adult male royal… Are we shocked that it’s Prince Harry? I’m not shocked that it’s Prince Harry, who won with 31.08% of the vote (and got his own post today). Second place and down is more shocking to me.
Prince Daniel came in second with 12.54% of the vote; and surprisingly King Willem-Alexander came in third with 7.89% of the vote.
Prince Charles to my utter amazement came in 5th with 6.13% of the vote – ahead of Prince Carl Philip (in 7th with 3.74% of the vote) and Prince William (in 14th with 2.61% of the vote).
I honestly wish I had done a just-British royals poll because I am absolutely shocked that Charles got more votes than William when every poll they do in Britain has Charles below William. I know my poll had very different demographics, but still. I’m shocked at that one.
Only two write-ins: Peter Phillips and King Jigme of Bhutan.
Favorite Royal Child
As with the previous two poll results, favorite royal child is not shocking, it’s second place down which is more surprising.
Princess Estelle of course won with 23% of the vote. Princess Leonore (my favorite, there I said it) came in a distant second with 7.78% of the vote. Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands came in third with 7.63% of the vote.
Of the top ten, Prince George is the only male – he came in 8th with 6.98% of the vote. To my utter bewilderment (since we’ve seen her less and know way less about her), Princess Charlotte outranked George, coming in 6th with 7.07% of the vote.
Some write-ins: Princess Lalla Khadija of Morocco (daughter of Princess Lalla Salma); Japan’s Princess Kako and Princess Aiko; Prince Alfons of Liechtenstein (son of Princess Angela); and a “not appropriate to vote” (um… okay).
Favorite monarch, again not shocking at all: Queen Elizabeth II with 46.94% of the vote. King Willem-Alexander came in second with 15.24%; and King Felipe came in third with 9.97%.
Favorite Heir Apparent
Favorite heir apparent: not shockingly Crown Princess Victoria got the majority of the vote at 52.92%.
Surprisingly, Prince Charles came in second with 13.75% of the vote. Charles isn’t super well liked, so I am surprised he’s ranked as high as he has in the two polls he was in.
Princess Catharina-Amalia is definitely feeling the love on here – she came in third with 12.05% of the vote.
Thank all of you who voted! This has not only been a fun poll, but it (along with page views and comments) is also helpful for me to know who you guys want more coverage of. Kate is still going to receive the most coverage here, since this is a Kate-themed blog, and of course coverage depends on availability of photos and event information, but I’ll try to accommodate.
Prince William and Kate Middleton are doing some sort of pre-tour reception later today, which I’ll cover tomorrow probably.