A recent "fashion icon" survey has determined that Kate Middleton is the most stylish royal in the world, but after coming in at number 2, which celebrity took the number 1 spot?

According to a new survey, Kate Middleton takes the crown as the most stylish royal in the world.

The mom of 3 has been praised for her fashion looks in the new survey, commissioned by the global platform for luxury fashion FARFETCH.

Her fashion ensembles are often snapped up by fans wanting to emulate her trademark style...

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And the Duchess frequently receives praise for favoring high street brands over luxury labels.

Kate's influence on the fashion scene hasn't gone unnoticed...

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And it's seen her beat several other royals including Meghan Markle and the Queen.

But, while she may be the most stylish royal on the list...

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She didn't manage to make the overall top spot - and was beaten by another very well known A-lister. So, before we take a look at who snagged the number 1 spot, let's look at some of Kate's most stylish looks over the past couple of years that have helped her earn fashion icon status.

15. Scout girl attire

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While visiting a Scout group in London, the Duchess donned a Massimo Dutti linen blue shirt, black jeans from the same label, a Really Wild vest, and a pair of See by Chloé leather-trimmed suede ankle boots.

14. Outerwear staples

The Duchess visited students at Derby University in the UK last month and wowed in this stunning fashion combo consisting of her trademarked checked-coat and duck egg blues shirt.

13. Outdoor casual

Kate kept it laid back in this brown-toned ensemble.

12. Green on green

The Duchess attended a Sports Aid event in this tennis-ready green ensemble. We have to say, this is a personal favorite!

11. Keeping it simple

The Duchess went back to basics in this black and camel color combo.

10. All white ensemble

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The stunning dress radiated summer vibes as she arrived at Baby Basic UK & Baby Basics.

9. Floral tones

Kate wowed in this floral number during a visit with the Queen.

8. Red carpet realness

Kate turned to the iconic Alexander McQueen for this year's British Academy Film Awards.

7. Animal print

Animal print has been a huge trend this year, and the Duchess decided to do her own take on this fashion staple sporting this leopard print skirt.

6. Elegant red

This red gown by Needle & Thread was a real head turner!

5. Couples matching

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Both William and Kate opted for suits while presenting a Pride of Britain award to NHS frontline workers.

4. Royal blue

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The Duchess sparkled in this stunning Jenny Packham gown while hosting a soirée at Buckingham Palace.

3. Keeping it casual-chic

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The Duchess opted for trusty neutral tones in this airy ensemble.

2. Evening glitz

Kate really turned heads while attending the National Portrait Gallery’s Portrait Gala last year in this black floral evening gown.

1. Mad for McQueen

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The Duchess of Cambridge once again turned to the iconic fashion house while she attended the Royal Variety Performance at Palladium Theatre in this black lace evening gown.

Now, the survey in question asked 14,000 adults from across Europe to comment on who they believed to be the biggest style icons.

Kate earned her title as the most fashionable royal as she was the only family member to make it into the top 10.

The Duchess of Cambridge took an impressive twenty-four percent of votes - ranking her at no.2 on the list.

However, she narrowly missed the top spot to another A-lister.

Among the other celebs in the top 10 were Ellie Goulding and Alexa Chung...

As well as Anna Cleveland and Lizzy Hadfield.

So, who bagged the number 1 spot?

Well, it was no other than former Spice Girl and fashion designer Victoria Beckham. So, there you have it! For more of Kate's fashion looks, scroll on for the times she matched with Princess Diana...