Kate Middleton to overtake Diana to become world`s most talked-about woman

Last Updated: Apr 19, 2011, 16:12 PM IST

London: A new study has predicted that royal bride-to-be Kate Middleton will soon overtake Princess Diana as the most talked-about woman in the world.

With just 11 days to go before she walks down the aisle, Middleton`s profile is rocketing sky high.

The 29-year-old is already posting Diana-type numbers in terms of news worthiness and celebrity status on top global media websites as well as the Internet and social media in general, according to the study released by the Global Language Monitor.
“Kate Middleton is set to eclipse Princess Di as the media star of the royal family.

In fact, Kate could surpass all Internet, social media, and global print and electronic media citations by the time the royal wedding-related stories are compiled,” a newspaper quoted Paul JJ Payack of Global Language Monitor as saying.

The study compared media citations of Middleton with those of the late Diana, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince Harry and Camilla Parker Bowles.

For the leading global media, the citations were measured over the last three months, as well as all the archives available.
Payack said Diana is cited in hundred of thousands of news stories, even though her death in a 1997 car crash came before Google, social media, and smartphones existed.

``The study demonstrates the enduring legacy of Princess Di some 14 years after her death,`` he said.

Yet Middleton``s Internet and social media citations surpass every member of the royal family. Prince William comes in as a close second, followed by Diana.