Meghan Markle is more influential than the Queen on new list

Meghan Markle, the new Duchess of Sussex since marrying Prince Harry on May 19, has been named one of the 25 most influential U.K. women by British Vogue while Queen Elizabeth II, Prime Minister Theresa May, and sister-in-law Kate Middleton did not make the list.

The Vogue 25 Power List described Markle as a “bi-racial campaigning feminist from America.” The article noted that “power and influence now take many forms” and that they wanted to represent “the worlds of politics, fashion, the arts, media, and sport.”

Meghan is in great company, with other honourees on the list including writer and academic Sinead Burke, actress Letitia Wright and author J.K. Rowling. The Duchess’ full excerpt reads: “From a teenager posing outside the palace gates to a grown-up actress marrying one of the princes within them, Meghan Markle’s story (and wardrobe) captured the public imagination like no other this year.

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“Almost overnight, the 36-year-old has become one of the most influential women in the world. But her influence stretches far beyond the ceaseless coverage of her style – as a bi-racial campaigning feminist from America, she is helping to forge a new 21st-century identity for the monarchy.”

Three-foot, five-inch Sinead Burke made the list for making fashion more inclusive for all body types, while Biochemist Priyanka Joshi was listed for her cutting-edge Alzheimer’s research.

The youngest woman to make the list was Dua Lipa, a 22-year-old singer who was the most-streamed artist in Britain last year. Other notables include Markle friend Amal Clooney and “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling.

Markle, 36, was not pictured in the article and was listed by her new title The Duchess of Sussex. She was lauded for her stylish wardrobe as well as her views that the magazine feels are reshaping the monarchy.

The former actress is the first bi-racial person to marry into the royal family, and also the first divorcee.



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