Catherine makes influential people list


Prince William’s wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, has been named one of the most influential people in the world.

The duchess makes it onto Time magazine’s annual list of 100 most influential people.

In her profile for the magazine, Sally Bedell Smith ? author of Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch ? writes, “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.

“The future 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.

“Her elegant wardrobe has enormous popular appeal that has boosted the British fashion industry.”

Catherine will give birth to her first child in July, and Bedell Smith adds, “In three months, she will take on the role of thoroughly modern mother.

“After changes to the law of male primogeniture [the right of an eldest son to succeed to the throne to the exclusion of all others], 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.”

-Bang Showbiz

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