We may have taken pride in London's Olympic games and the Diamond Jubilee, but Britain's patriotic fever ground to a halt when readers voted Angelina Jolie's HELLO! front cover as the best effort of 2012.
Thousands of readers cast their vote for the American screen siren, who graced the magazine in celebration of the year's Golden Globes celebrations. Although Angelina left the ceremony empty-handed, the actress showed off award-winning style. Showcasing her sultry red pout and her chic brunette up'do, the actress swept down the red carpet in a cream and red Atelier Versace satin gown, featuring a side split. Despite Angelina not making an appearance at this year's event, Miranda Kerr, Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Heidi Klum were just a few members of the A-list elite who paid homage the star's thigh-high style.
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Returning to the year's regal pride, voters ranked the Queen and The Duchess of Cambridge as the second- best cover stars. Seen grinning from ear to ear as they shared a joke during the Nottingham leg of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the pair make a heart-warming portrait of the royal family.
Unfortunately for Danny De Vito and Rhea Perlman, the couple topped our most shocking split vote after announcing the end of their union. The pair garnered 29 per cent of the vote when it was confirmed their thirty year marriage had come to an end. The former couple, who worked alongside one another in films Taxi and Matilda, also parented three children - Lucy, Grace and Jacob - in their time together. Readers were also saddened to see Heidi Klum and Seal call it quits on their marriage, as 18 per cent of voters expressed their surprise at their seven-year matrimony coming to a close. She is now dating her former bodyguard Martin Kristen, but Heidi has said she remains on good terms with her ex-husband, despite his inital upset over the new romance.
Voters were quick to rejoice in the marital bliss of 2012, however, as Luxembourg royals Prince Guillaume and Stephanie De Lannoy topped the best celebrity wedding poll with 42 per cent of the votes. The Prince became the last single European heir to wed when he committed to Belgian Countess Stephanie in a lavish two day ceremony. After learning Luxembourgian to prepare for her Grand Duchess role, the countess glowed in an Ellie Saab creation during the church ceremony in October. Justin and Jessica's nuptials took the second spot in the votes. The loved-up couple committed in Puglia in Italy when they confessed it was their perfect spot as food lovers. Making waves in a shocking pink Giambattista Valli dress, Justin revealed that his blushing bride "was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen".
And of course, readers couldn't miss out on sharing their take on the best baby name of the year. Deliberating between exotic favourites such as Pearl, Noah, Aoife Belle and Blue Ivy, Robbie Williams and Ayda Fields’ adorable Theodora Rose was declared moniker of the moment. "She's called Theodora because me and my wife loved the traditional name," said the 38-year-old. "We also wanted to choose a name that could be shortened so we could use the abbreviated name as her middle one, hence Theodora 'Teddy'," remarked the chart-topper. Chris Hemsworth's daughter India Rose also appeared in the top namesakes, followed by the traditional selection of Samuel by Oscar nominee Ben Affleck and actress wife Jennifer Garner.