It's a great day to be the Duchess of Cambridge.
The former Kate Middleton is one of the brightest stars of the London Olympic Games, and she hasn't even broken a sweat. She has sailed to the top of Vanity Fair's international best-dressed list, which was announced Tuesday, and she is about to redecorate one of the world's most coveted pieces of real estate.
Here are few new things to know about the style icon, philanthropist and duchess:
1. She's a bona fide cover girl: While Kate and William previously appeared on a Vanity Fair cover ahead of their massively hyped April 2011 wedding, and she's enjoyed countless tabloid fronts and a rather bizarre Marie Claire outing, Kate is now featured on the cover of the September issue of Vanity Fair. Not only is it often the heftiest month of any mag, a September cover is a prominent showcase of star power.
2. She changes up to five times a day: Her royal duties can require up to five costume changes per day, a task that can stress William's bride, according to Vanity Fair, but one performed with as little fuss as possible. Kate still refuses the help of a royal dresser, preferring to shop and accessorize her own looks with an emphasis on recycling clothing and mixing in affordable brands.