Middleton named most naturally beautiful woman

The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, has seen off tough competition from a bevy of celebrity beauties to be named the most naturally beautiful woman in the UK.

The 30-year-old's English rose looks earned her first place in the top ten list, ahead of a host of striking celebrities including Kelly Brook, Holly Willoughby, Cheryl Cole and even her younger sibling Pippa Middleton.

The survey, commissioned by St. Ives, polled over 1,000 British women and men to cast their vote for who they deemed to be the most naturally beautiful celebrities in the UK, with the Duchess of Cambridge coming out on top with 16 per cent of the vote.

Claiming the second spot with ten per cent of the vote is daytime presenter Holly Willoughby. Holly, who normally graces the screens looking flawless, ditched the slap earlier this year to display her natural beauty in a picture posted on Twitter. The picture made front page headlines, proving Holly is worthy of being voted the second most naturally beautiful woman in the UK.

British actress and former face of Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle, Keira Knightley, landed herself firmly in third place, managing to secure nine per cent of the vote.

Kelly Brook received eight percent of the vote, using her barefaced beauty to claim fourth spot in the list, followed by Olympic champion heptathlete Jessica Ennis whose effortless fresh-faced looks helped her race into fifth place.

The top ten naturally beautiful UK celebrities are:
1. Kate Middleton (16 per cent)
2. Holly Willoughby (10 per cent)
3. Keira Knightley (9 per cent)
4. Kelly Brook (8 per cent)
5. Jessica Ennis (7 per cent)
6. Emma Watson (6 per cent)
7. Myleene Klass (5 per cent)
8. Kate Winslet (4 per cent)
9. Cheryl Cole (3 per cent)
10. Pippa Middleton (2 per cent)