Exciting news for Duchess Catherine as she makes ‘inspiring’ appearance with Duchess Meghan Markle

kate middleton appearance alongside meghan markle coolest women
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Duchess Catherine has topped a list of the ‘coolest females’, according to a new study.

The Duchess of Cambridge has been voted ‘most inspiring’ in a new study after she topped a list of the ‘coolest females of the moment’.

Researchers from agency Perspectus Global polled 2,000 British women on which global females they consider the ‘coolest and most inspiring’.

kate middleton appearance alongside meghan markle coolest women

And the stylish royal topped the list, making an appearance alongside her sister-in-law the Duchess of Sussex and the duo’s grandmother-in-law Queen Elizabeth II.

Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, who recently released new documentary Becoming, made the list, as well as fellow former First Lady and ex-presidential candidate Hilary Clinton.

kate middleton appearance alongside meghan markle coolest women

And they weren’t the only politics-focused ladies to feature on the list as New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern also featured.

The high-profile role models appeared on the list alongside a number of Brits who have made it to Hollywood, including Game of Thrones Emilia Clarke, Harry Potter and Beauty and the Beast’s Emma Watson and Killing Eve writer Phoebe Waller Bridge.

kate middleton appearance alongside meghan markle coolest women

“During these strange and uncertain times, it’s fantastic to see strong, powerful women coming to the fore,” said Evie Porter Spokesperson and Head of Projects at Perspectus Global.

“From her Hold Still photography project to a video call with a new mum and virtual bingo session with care home residents, Kate has shown just how cool and inspiring she is.”

And when it came to why the diverse group of women made the list, characteristics that were deemed important included being humble (34%), empowering other women (32%), caring for others (43%) and having a strong sense of identity (57%).

Wondering who else made the list? See here…

Coolest Females Of The Moment

  1. The Duchess of Cambridge - 23%
  2. Michelle Obama - 21%
  3. The Queen - 20%
  4. Billie Eilish - 20%
  5. Adele – 19%
  6. Greta Thunberg - 14%
  7. Jacinda Ardern – 13%
  8. Katy Perry - 12%
  9. Emma Watson - 12%
  10. Kylie Jenner - 11%
  11. Beyoncé - 11%
  12. Phoebe Waller Bridge - 10%
  13. Alex Scott - 10%
  14. Taylor Swift - 9%
  15. Meghan Markle - 9%
  16. Meryl Streep - 8%
  17. Chrissy Teigen - 8%
  18. Emilia Clarke - 7%
  19. Rachel Riley - 7%
  20. Hilary Clinton – 6%
  21. Oprah Winfrey - 6%
  22. Lucy Bronze - 6%
  23. Reese Witherspoon - 5%
  24. Melinda Gates – 5%
  25. Gigi Hadid – 5%
Aleesha Badkar
Aleesha Badkar

Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home - so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows all the best places to splash your cash. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 after graduating from University of Leeds in 2014 with a BA in English and Spanish (which took her to Madrid for a fun Rioja and tapas-packed year). Aleesha has worked for woman&home since 2019, when she joined the team as their digital news writer. A year on the news team gained her quick and reactive writing skills and a love for breaking stories, invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first, an AOP awards nomination and the nickname ‘crazy watch lady’ after she became so obsessed with the royals that she followed breaking news alerts on her Apple Watch.


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