The Duchess of Cambridge has been named one of the most influential people in the world. The Duchess has been included on Time magazine's annual Time 100 list.
a profile for the publication, Sally Bedell Smith, the author of
Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch, wrote: "Kate
Middleton, whose ancestors toiled in the coal mines of Durham, was an
ordinary college girl on a path to an unremarkable life. Then she met
her Prince Charming, became the Duchess of Cambridge and in two years
has emerged as a remarkable figure on the world stage.
queen is dignified, dutiful and unflappable, with a modest reluctance
to steal the spotlight from her husband, Prince William. As patron of a
growing number of charities, she has embraced the royal family's
tradition of public service, whether promoting scouting around a
campfire or discussing sustainable fishing with trawler owners.
"Her elegant wardrobe has enormous popular appeal that has boosted the British fashion industry."
Duchess is due to give birth to her first child in July, and Bedell
Smith went on to describe her as a "thoroughly modern mother".
added: "In three months, she will take on the role of thoroughly modern
mother. After changes to the law of male primogeniture, Kate's baby,
whether a boy or a girl, will be third in line to the throne, setting
the seal on the British monarchy for decades to come."