Kate Middleton is rubbing shoulders with the world’s most influential people in the 2013 Time 100, as one of just three British stars who have made it onto this year’s list.
The young royal, who is currently expecting her first child, is joined by novelist and two time Man Booker-winner Hilary Mantel and best actor Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis.
Time magazine’s annual list pulls together 100 of the world’s most influential people in politics, science and the arts. While the exclusive 100 aren’t ranked, they are split into five categories: icon, pioneer, titan, leader and artist. Kate Middleton and Day Lewis have been named as icons whereas Mantel falls into the artist category.
22-year-old Jennifer Lawrence – Oscar-winner and star of Silver Linings Playbook and The Hunger Games films – is one of a few actors to be named alongside Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston. Lena Dunham, writer and star of hit show Girls, and Mindy Kaling, the brains behind E4’s refreshing comedy The Mindy Project, have also been awarded a spot on the list.
Beyonce and Jay Z have both been named, making the duo one of the world’s most influential couples. But they have competition from two other married powerhouses, Barack Obama and wife Michelle and China’s president and his wife Jinping and Peng Liyaun Xi.
Other notable names on this year’s list are singers Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake, Lincoln director Steven Spielberg and Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes. Perry Chen, the CEO of Kickstarter, which recently made the headlines with the Veronica Mars film success story, and Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer, were also included.
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