Google has released the top-trending people searches in the UK over the past 12 months and for the second year running, Meghan Markle is at the top of the list. She hit the top spot ahead of English actress and Celebrity Big Brother star Roxanne Pallett, who was ranked in second place, and American singer, Demi Lovato, who has been named the third most-searched for person.
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There’s no doubt interest in Markle peaked in May, when she tied-the-knot to Prince Harry at Windsor Castle. In fact, ‘royal wedding’ is the top trending news event of the year, with Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank‘s nuptials in October likely to have contributed to the search volume.
Continuing the royal theme, ‘royal baby’ is the third top trending news event. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their third child, Prince Louis, in April, just a few months before Harry and Meghan announced that they are expecting their first baby.
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Although it’s safe to say the ‘Meghan’ effect reached its peak this year – her fashion choices alone have resulted in unprecedented sales for many brands – nothing could stop football fever from sweeping the nation this summer. The top trending search query for the year overall? The World Cup – followed by Meghan Markle in second.
Here’s the top 10 list of most-searched for people in the UK:
- 1. Meghan Markle
- 2. Roxanne Pallett
- 3. Demi Lovato
- 4. Ant McPartlin
- 5. Khloe Kardashian
- 6. Alexis Sanchez
- 7. Alex Ferguson
- 8. Logan Paul
- 9. Sylvester Stallone
- 10. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
This article originally appeared on Harper’s Bazaar UK.
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