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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.