Kate Middleton takes throne as fashion icon

Published On: Apr 05 2012 09:42:44 AM CDT   Updated On: Dec 03 2012 09:28:53 AM CST

Kate Middleton has gone from commoner to worldwide style queen -- and just about everyone is smitten with her elegant style.

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In April 2011, CNN reported that Google searches shot up 50 percent for "fascinators" since January. Middleton wore this feathered piece at the wedding of Laura Parker Bowles and Harry Lopes in May 2006.

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