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

SANTA BARBARA, CA - JULY 09: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Santa Barbara Racquet and Polo Club for a Foundation Polo Challenge that benefits the American Friends of the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry on July 9, 2011 in Santa Barbara, California. The newly married Royal Couple are on the first day of their first joint overseas tour to the USA. They arrived yesterday after spending 9 days in Canada. The couple started off their tour of North America by joining millions of Canadians in taking part in Canada Day celebrations which mark Canada's 144th Birthday. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Summerfield Community Centre, on Aug. 19, 2011, in Birmingham, England.

(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.