Duchess of Cambridge: Role model for a new generation?
27 April 2012 Last updated at 13:26 BST
Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton has been named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world.
She made her first public speech during a visit to one of her charities in Ipswich in March with hundreds of people watching.
She has also been described as a modern day role model for women.
Charlotte Ashton reports.