There’s no denying Kate Middleton is a style icon. Now, we finally have the statistical proof to back it up.
The Duchess of Cambridge was officially named this year’s top royal style influencer thanks to eBay’s annual U.K. Retail Report, according to The Evening Standard.
Research showed that K-Middy had the greatest impact on shopping habits across the U.K., especially as it relates to maternity style. In fact, the mom of three generated more eBay searches than any other royal in the last year.
Among the most popular search queries were tailored maternity coats and anything by designers Jenny Packham, Alexander McQueen and Seraphine. The aforementioned brands even experienced a 20 percent year-over-year surge.
All we can say is like mother, like daughter. Oh, and there’s always next year, Meghan Markle.