Peaches Geldof named as top of the toffs by 'Tatler'

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Yesterday, as if her teenage self-confidence needed a further boost, Peaches Geldof pipped the actress Keira Knightley for the honour of being named hottest, poshest date by Tatler.

According to the magazine, Sir Bob's daughter is the "sexy British counterpart to Paris Hilton ... [who] juggles parties with homework, whether for her teacher or editor, getting As all round."

Knightley, three years her senior, is judged to merit only second place despite making a "a thousand male hearts leap" when she split with her boyfriend this year. "When she's not fronting Asprey, she still hangs out with her Teddington friends," the magazine says.

In fourth place on the magazine's "little black book of celebutantes and the hip-hopcracy" is Princess Beatrice of York. She recently earned plaudits for admitting she was dyslexic and is "as chilled at Balmoral as she is hanging out with her mates (and a few bodyguards) down the Kings Road."

But there is no place in the top 10 for Elizabeth Jagger, Scarlet Johansson or even Kate Moss. "Naughty, naughty, naughty. We love it," says Tatler on the troubled supermodel.

The trio find themselves squeezed out of the honours by the likes of Lady Alexandra Gordon Lennox, Lady Natasha Rufus Isaacs and Gabriella Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe.

Top of the toffs in the men's league is Prince Harry. "Harry is notoriously funny," says Tatler and, along with his brother, William, who fails to make it into the top 10, the two are the "most popular boys in Britain". The men's number two slot is taken by the Old Harrovian pop singer and former Guardsman James Blunt - the man who proves that "ex-soldiers can be cool", says the magazine.

The Little Britain star David Walliams also makes the grade for Tatler. The comedian has enjoyed a flurry of high profile companions and he is certainly "no lady between the sheets," says the magazine.

Although Sir Mick Jagger's daughter might have been overlooked for the top slots, his Eton-educated son James creeps in at number 10. "Likes edgy, older girls and is a devil on the decks. Has unmistakable pout," is the verdict.

Those who have made into the pages of this month's magazine were celebrating at a party at the Baglioni Hotel in London last night. It was sponsored by Chopard, who awarded Peaches Geldof a happy spirit diamond pendant, while the prince received a chronograph Mille Miglia watch for the prince.

Tatler's editor, Geordie Greig, said: "The little black book list is Tatler's guide to who's eligible and available. It's a magical mix of traditional party girls and celebrities.

"The party is the hottest ticket in town - It's mad, it's definitely bad and it's a night to remember."

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