Busted! Finnish president's husband caught gazing down princess's dress
There is no way out of this ... the eyes were definitely looking for some Danish treat.
The man with the wandering eye is Pentti Arajarvi, the husband of Finland's president, Tarja Halonen. During a state banquet hosted last month by Queen Margrethe in Copenhagen, Arajarvi was seated next to Denmark's Princess Mary.
Seemingly unaware that cameras were rolling, he let his admiring gaze wander southward to the Princess's breasts. When she turned to look at him, he quickly tries to recover by shifting his eyes to an examination of the ceiling tiles.
Too late ... it is obvious from her body language that Mary -- the 40-year-old married mother of four -- knew exactly what was going on. She deftly adjusts her dress to make any future spying into that territory more difficult.
The video, of course, is making the rounds of every royal blooper reel. It hasn't done much for relations between Denmark and Finland either (we're sure wars have probably been started over less).
The Sun in London tried to give Arajarvi, 63, some thread of dignity: “In his defense, he may have simply been admiring Princess Mary’s necklace.”
SWEDEN WELCOMES ESTELLE TO ROYAL HOUSE
If that's a mouthful, try adding her royal title: Duchess of Ostergotland.
The royal couple's daughter -- weighing in at 7 pounds, 3 ounces -- becomes second in line to the throne behind her mother.
King Carl XVI Gustaf announced the child's name, but didn't explain how the name was chosen. Estelle, which has a French origin, was the name of the wife of the king's godfather, Count Folke Bernadotte. Silvia is the name of Victoria's mother and Ewa is Daniel's mother's name.
"We have now been given a little Princess Estelle in Sweden and we are all, particularly me and the family, very, very happy and joyful for that," he said.
Victoria and Daniel, who were married in June 2010, returned to their palace home not long after the birth in Stockholm, posing briefly with the new arrival (right).