Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is the wife of Prince William, both 38. The mother-of-three has been praised for her stylish looks in a new survey.
When the royal steps out to attend events, many people will look to her to see what she is wearing.
Her fashionable ensembles will often sell out very quickly as royal fans try to copy her style.
Kate’s influence has not gone unnoticed as she has now beat all royals in a list of most stylish celebrities.
This result is part of a survey commissioned by global platform for the luxury industry FARFETCH.
Kate Middleton: She has been voted the most stylish royal
Kate Middleton: She has worn fashionable looks since joining the family
The international survey asked 14,000 adults from across Europe to comment on who they believed to be the biggest style icons.
Kate truly earned her place as the most fashionable royal as she was the only family member to make it into the top 10.
The Duchess of Cambridge took an impressive 24 percent of votes from those who were surveyed.
However, she narrowly missed the top spot as singer and fashion designer Victoria Beckham took the lead.
The top 10 style icons
1. Victoria Beckham
2. Kate Middleton
3. Chiara Ferragni
4. Olivia Palermo
5. Ellie Goulding
6. Alexa Chung
7. Jane Birkin
8. Anna Cleveland
9. Lizzy Hadfield
10. Bonnie Strange
Kate Middleton: Her stylish looks are often copied by royal fans
While there are style rules that must be followed by all royals, Kate manages to stand out from the family.
She is often commended for wearing affordable and up-to-date trends from high street brands.
The mother-of-three is also happy to show her sustainable side and recycle looks multiple times.
As well as revealing style icons, the research also asked participants to comment on the most fashionable European countries.
Kate Middleton: She is the wife of Prince William
Italy topped the list, followed by France, Spain then the UK.
It also revealed Giorgio Armani, Coco Chanel and Christian Dior as the top fashion designers.
The research showed that 56 percent of people enjoy learning about fashion and 52 percent want to learn more.
A FARFETCH spokesperson commented: “Fashion has always been a great way to truly express and explore your individuality, and now with so many different styles to choose from, it’s never been easier for people to really put their own spin on things.”
How did Kate Middleton become a royal?
Kate Middleton, or Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was born on 9 January 1982 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, England.
She was born to Michael and Carole Middleton, a former flight dispatcher and air hostess. The couple founded a party supplies company, Party Pieces, in 1987 – now estimated to be worth £30 million.
Kate has a younger sister Pippa Matthews, 34, and a younger brother James Middleton, 31.
Kate and her family moved to Amman, Jordan, in 1984, where the future Duchess was educated at an English-speaking nursery school.
After moving back to Berkshire the family sent Kate to private school, St Andrews School. She went on to briefly study at Downe House before moving onto Marlborough College where she boarded.
For university the young Kate attended the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. Here she was awarded an undergraduate MA (2:1 Hons) in history of art.
Relationship with Prince William
Kate met Prince William when they were both studying at St Andrews, and both living in St Salvator’s Hall. Famously, William reportedly took a fancy to Kate after she wore a see-through dress during a fashion show.
In 2003 the couple began dating and lived together during their second year of university.
The couple split in April 2007, however, in October they were back together.
Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with his late mother Princess Diana’s engagement ring in October 2010. The couple were holidaying in Kenya at the time.
On 29 April 2011 they married at Westminster Abbey with a whopping 26 million watching the event live.
Kate wore an Alexander McQueen dress worth a reported £250,000 on the big day.
Kate assumed the title “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge” and also became the Duchess of Cambridge on the day.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK