Monday, April 18, 2011

Media queen: Kate Middleton is poised to overtake Princess Diana as the most talked-about woman in the world

By Daily Mail Reporter

-29-year-old is topping Internet and social network sites

-Diana remains the most popular woman online despite dying before Google and social media existed

Popular: Kate Middleton, who marries Prince William next week, is on the verge of overtaking Diana, Princess Of Wales as the world's most-talked about woman

With just 11 days to go before she walks down the aisle, royal bride-to-be Kate Middleton's profile is rocketing sky high.

The 29-year-old, who marries Prince William in Westminster Abbey on April 29, is on the verge of overtaking her fiancé's mother Diana, Princess Of Wales as the most-talked about woman in the world, according to researchers.

She 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, the study said.

Paul JJ Payack, of Global Language Monitor in Texas, said: '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.'

The study compared media citations of Miss 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.

Mr 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.

William and his mother in 1991. Diana is still the most discussed woman on the planet despite dying in 1997, before the birth of Google and social media
Yet Kate's Internet and social media citations surpass every member of the royal family. Prince William comes in as a close second, followed by Diana.

In traditional print and electronic media, Prince William and his fiancée both enjoy double the references than Queen Elizabeth and quadruple those of Prince Charles.

Global Language Monitor uses an algorithm to analyse and measure global discourse in traditional print and electronic media, the Internet and social media including Twitter.


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