The Best Dressed List for 2011 has been released and for the first time, the female list is topped by royals. The number one spot, and well deserved, belongs to Carla Bruni Sarkozy, First Lady of France.
H.R.H Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton came in at number 3 (which also constitutes most improved).
But by far, I have to say that my favourite lady on this list is Sheika Moza Bint Nasser (wife of H.H. the Emir of Qatar). She is unbelievably inspiring. She is Chairperson of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development since 1995, Chairperson of Silatech since 2008, Chairperson of the Arab Democracy Foundation, President of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs since 1998. Also, she is Vice-President of the Supreme Education Council since 2002 and was UNESCO’s Special Envoy for Basic and Higher Education in 2003. Currently, she serves as a member of the Board of Overseers for Weill Cornell Medical College. Besides this, she is also currently Chair of Sidra Medical and Research Center in Doha and the organisation “Your Link”.
Unlike many other monarchical wives in the Middle East, Sheikha Mozah has been a high-profile figure in her nation’s politics and society, actively involved in Qatar’s government. She was a driving force behind Education City and Al Jazeera Children’s Channel. Additionally, she has been named as one of Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women at #74.