Thursday, Mar. 29, 2012

Kate Middleton

Age: 30
Occupation: Queen-in-waiting

Last April, the royal wedding united Britons behind an uncommon vision of happiness and confirmed that Queen Elizabeth II's line has a stable future. Now the Duchess of Cambridge continues to raise spirits and burnish the Windsor family name through her solo appearances as the patron of several charities. Whether greeting cancer victims or cutting ribbons, she demonstrates a common touch without sacrificing the mystique of royalty. The future of British monarchy appears to be in secure hands.