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Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex

It comes as no surprise to learn that the Duchess of Sussex has been crowned this year’s most searched-for royal. It’s been a year of firsts from marrying into the Buckingham Palace family to launching her debut cookbook. The 37-year-old’s sell-out wardrobe surely plays a large role in our Internet habits while the royal baby is sure to keep even the most unpatriotic of us intrigued. [Photo: Getty]

From Meghan Markle to Kate Middleton, the royals we obsessed over most this year

Danielle Fowler
Freelance Writer

Whether you’re a proud member of the Buckingham Palace fanbase or not, there’s no denying the royal mania that swept the nation (or dare we say it, globe) this year.

But with two royal weddings and a christening crossed from the calendar, which member of the Windsor clan proved the most popular?

Unsurprisingly, the Duchess of Sussex continues to intrigue and has topped Yahoo UK‘s list of the most searched-for royals of 2018.

Proving the unstoppable power of ‘The Meghan Effect’, the former actress has an undeniable hold over our spending habits with every item she wears in public garnering sell-out status. Plus, with her first overseas tour, royal baby news and Markle family drama, the Yahoo UK readers continually wanted to know more about the 37-year-old.

The Duchess of Cambridge proved to be the second most popular royal, with her covetable wardrobe still earning industry recognition and the 36-year-old’s charitable public engagements still highly-publicised.

The mum-of-three was closely followed in popularity by her youngest son, Louis, after which came the nation’s loveable Prince Harry.

Eugenie came next, followed by Princess Charlotte in seventh place while Prince George seems to have lost his mojo at number 14 – behind the likes of Princess Margaret and Pippa Middleton.

Scroll for a definitive list of this year’s most searched-for members of the Kensington Palace clan from Queen Elizabeth II to Princess Beatrice.

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