Kate Middleton, born Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, is the wife of heir to the throne Prince William of Wales. She attended St. Andrews University where she met the prince and has been a media sensation ever since. Despite breakup rumors that swirl around the two at times and a rumored move to America in 2009 that did not materialize. Some in the media have drawn comparisons to the prince's late mother, Princess Diana in her upbringing and clothing taste. She has been on many best dressed lists, and her wedding to the Prince in 2011 solidified her as an international fashion icon.

[Updated August 2012]