The Duchess of Cambridge and her sister Pippa have been included on Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
The striking sisters are described as “avatars of aspiration”; Kate for her meteoric rise to royalty, and Pippa for being “globally recognized, especially from behind”.
Just a handful of Brits made it onto this year’s list.
Among them was Sarah Burton, the creator of Kate’s wedding dress.
Sarah’s citation, written by Sarah Jessica Parker, said she “did the undoable” by designing a dress that lived up to “an impossible dream”.
Award-winning singer Adele and actress Tilda Swinton also made the cut.
Noticeably absent were Prime Minister David Cameron and David Beckham, who have both previously featured.
Prince William and the rest of the royal family failed to get a mention.
Catherine Mayer is the Europe editor of Time, who was part of the team who helped decide on the final list.
She said: “The Middleton sisters are jointly on the list and the thinking behind that is that they have gone from obscurity to being among the most pictured women in the world.
“They say almost nothing so what we are talking about here is a particular kind of influence.
“It’s an influence through imagery but in the world we live in, it’s incredibly potent.”