Catch A Royal Prince For Yourself

OK, the Bin Laden thing continues to dominate headlines, but let’s leave the macabre and go back just a short way to happier times – back to Will and Kate! At least Presse Nachrichten (normally just a German on-line outlet for company press-releases) is Will-ing:

Wie man sich einen Prinzen angelt 7 goldene Regeln revealed by Study of Royal Romances verrät… http://presseanzeiger.de/s_474708less than a minute ago via PresseAnzeiger API Import Favorite Retweet Reply


Here’s their lede:

Kate Middleton met her prince. Would you like to get to know your prince? Then forget kissing frogs, and instead start thinking strategically, i.e. visit University (ideally Cambridge), do sports (ideally tennis), look for the right job (media or entertainment industry) and pick out carefully the right countries (Scandinavia or Monaco).

All this comes from the social networking site (yet another!) Badoo.com, whose management apparently commissioned a study precisely on winning your own royal prince – as a clever marketing ploy, of course.

Still – you do probably want to know the “7 Golden Rules” they came up with, right? I’ll translate them for you.

  1. Think international – almost 50% of all princes marry a foreigner.
  2. Stay focused on Europe – ideally on Monaco or Scandinavia. [Why? Probably because that’s where the most – the best? – of the eligible princes come from, although the study here does implicitly give up on the British Royal Family as too high a goal.]
  3. Study – universities are the new royal marriage-market.
  4. Get out your party-pumps – princes like to carouse.
  5. Be sporty – ideally, play tennis.
  6. Find a job – ideally in media or the entertainment industry.
  7. It can’t hurt to be famous – do it and increase your chances.

One thing not on this list, you’ll notice, is birth: no need to have any noble blood yourself, since the trend is noticeably towards princes marrying commoners (as was Kate Middleton herself, of course, before she became the Duchess of Cambridge).

And finally: Don’t worry, there are plenty of princes out there! The Badoo.com-sponsored research identified 33 royal families, on four continents, from whose loins – so to speak – they can spring.

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