And the ultimate style and beauty icon is…

Kate Middleton has been named the ultimate beauty icon according to a new poll.

Thanks to her enviably hair and natural beauty, Kate beat Cara Delevingne and Cheryl Cole with 61% of the vote.

Cheryl came in second with Michelle Keegan also topping the poll.

It appears that women now favour a natural look with 20% preferring nude lip colour to just 16% opting for red.

Here’s the top contenders for the beauty icon status:

  1. Kate Middleton (61%)
  2. Cheryl Cole (39%)
  3. Michelle Keegan (23%)
  4. Abbey Clancy(16%)
  5. Lily Cole (16%)
  6. Emma Watson (15%)
  7. Rita Ora (11%)
  8. Victoria Beckham (8%)
  9. Cara Delevingne (6%)
  10. Sam Faiers (6%)

Who is your ultimate style and beauty icon?