Los Angeles: Kate Middleton, would-be-wife of Prince William is poised to overtake Princess Diana as far as celebrity status and news worthiness are concerned.

According to a study by The Global Language Monitor, Middleton is already having Diana-type numbers on leading media sites as well as on the internet and social media.

The study compared the citations of 29-year-old Kate with those of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince Harry and Camilla Parker Bowles.

For the top global media, the citations were measured over the past three months as well as all the archives available.

"Kate Middleton is set to eclipse Princess Diana as the media star of the royal family," said Paul J J Payack, chief word analyst of GLM.

Two weeks before the royal wedding, Middleton's internet and social media citations, surpassed all members of the royal family.

(Agencies)