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Duchess Kate initially snubbed from British Fashion Council 2011 "style icon" list

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Summerfield Community Centre, on Aug. 19, 2011, in Birmingham, England. Getty

(CBS) The British Fashion Council nominated 18 people for this year's British Style Icon prize, listing obvious picks such as Emma Watson and Florence Welch, but they failed to list one royal style icon - Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

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However, write-in candidates are allowed in the voting process and a campaign to see Kate win without an official spot on the ballot has already been launched, reports the Telegraph.

Their campaign may be working because the British Fashion Council has since update its short-list to include the Duchess of Cambridge.

Last year's winner was British TV personality Alexa Chung.

The council says the award is for "an individual who embodies the spirit of London and is an international ambassador for London as a leading creative fashion capital."

While Kate came as an afterthought to the British Fashion Council, she did top Harper's Bazaar U.K.'s 2011 Best Dressed list, according to the Telegraph.

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