A new study has revealed that Meghan Markle is the most talked about Royal Family member. She has beaten both Kate Middleton and the Queen as the most talked about royal. The research conducted by Lucky Creek analysed global Google Trends data for the past year to establish which royal had caused searches to skyrocket the most, with the Duchess of Sussex taking the top spot.
Meghan was searched for 64 percent more than all other royals combined and more specifically searched 367 percent more than Kate during 2021.
The interest in the Duchess peaked during their historic sit-down interview with TV legend Oprah Winfrey in March 2021, causing headlines across the globe.
The interview was also the most talked about royal moment of 2021, being searched for 566 percent more than any other royal event.
This includes Prince Philip’s funeral, the second most talked about royal story of last year.
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Meghan and Harry as a couple stepped down from official royal duties in 2020.
The couple were also talked about 367 percent more than the second most popular royal couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton.
William and Kate’s most talked about moment of 2021 was their 10-year wedding anniversary which was honoured with a BBC documentary and intimate Instagram post from the couple.
The anniversary caused interest in the couple to rise 410 percent above their yearly average.
“Last year was incredibly eventful for the entire Royal Family and it is fascinating to see Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey being hailed as the most talked about royal moment of the year.
“It is truly a testament to Meghan’s influence that she has captured the world’s attention despite very few public appearances.
“Meghan Markle has also been a fashion icon since she was catapulted onto the world stage when news broke of her romance with Prince Harry in 2016.
“Despite leaving her official role as a working royal, this study highlights her unwavering ability to keep the world’s attention on her through her actions.”