Duchess Catherine models herself on Angelina Jolie

Duchess of Cambridge is reportedly modelling herself on Angelina Jolie.

Duchess Catherine is said to be following in the footsteps of the Hollywood star in her dieting and ambitions to take on more humanitarian work.

A source told America’s OK! magazine: “Kate adores how Angelina’s always so graceful and elegant and makes everything look so effortless.”

Regarding Catherine’s humanitarian ambitions, she is set to mirror husband Prince William’s mother Diana – who worked with landmine charities and supported AIDS charities – and Angelina, who is a UN Goodwill Ambassador.

The source said: “Kate intends to show the world she’s a strong, independent woman – just like Angie.”

And some friends also think Kate may want to adopt children, just like Angelina, who is mother to adopted Maddox, 10, Pax, eight, Zahara, six and has children Shiloh, five, and three-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne with her partner, Brad Pitt.

The source added: “She has always said how much she’d like to adopt a couple of kids, just like Angelina. She and Wills think it would be a really modern thing to do.”