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The Duchess of Cambridge has been named top Beauty Icon of 2012. The British royal took the title for the second year running in the poll, conducted by British high street chain Superdrug. Duchess Catherine was the clear winner, taking 27 per cent of votes cast. Her sister, Pippa was last year's runner up, but only made fifth in the 2012 poll. In second place was 'The X Factor' judge and singer Nicole Scherzinger, while Olympic gold medal winner Jessica Ennis came third. Superdrug spokesperson Nicola Wing said: 'The choice for biggest beauty icon this year was vast, taking in famous names from all areas. The Kate Effect is alive and well.' The 30-year-old Duchess - who »

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