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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Middleton has the Midas touch on jewelry, too. As soon as the world caught a glimpse of the sapphire and diamond engagement ring on her hand (which once belonged to William's mother, Princess Diana, shown on the right), it seemed everyone wanted their own replica.

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