Princess Diana and Meghan Markle beat Kate Middleton in a style poll

Princess Diana and Meghan Markle beat Kate Middleton in a new study to find out which member of the royal family is the biggest style influencer.

But the two younger royals were beaten to second and third place respectively by the late Princess of Wales.

Meghan beat Kate in third place (Credit:

Where did Princess Diana end up in the study?

The study carried out by the fashion brand Pretty little thinganalyzed Internet search volume in both the UK and the US.

And despite the negative press in recent months, Meghan Markle has ousted Kate Middleton.

The Duchess of Sussex received 148,550 searches for style inspiration, closely followed by Kate with 145,400 searches.

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Princess Anne was the fourth largest royal style icon with 6,890 searches for her style and outfits.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall followed in fifth place.

Princess Beatrice, who is expecting her first child, came in sixth with 2,380 searches.

Pretty Little Thing anticipates this will increase as fans of the Royals search for their maternity style after their recent baby announcement.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex (1,830 searches), the Queen (1,540 searches), Princess Eugenie (1,340 searches) and Zara Tindall (220) complete the list of royal style icons.

Princess Diana is still the Royal's top fashion influencer
The late princess is still very influential (Credit:

What did Diana achieve?

The clear winner, however, was Princess Diana.

Despite her death in 1997, the legendary Princess of Wales received over 200,000 searches.

With blazers, one of the biggest trends in 2021, her love for jackets influenced fashion seekers back then.

The fashion brand says demand for blazers rose 750 percent in the US and the UK in the last month alone.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, could be the next icon of royal style
Could Sophie be the next royal style icon? (Photo credit:

What about future style icons?

When it comes to future royal style icons, an unexpected name is high on the list.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, saw the biggest surge in finding her style, up 700 percent last year.

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Sophie was followed by Princess Anne with a plus of 600 percent.

Camilla is the third largest up and coming royal influencer with searches up 350 percent.

Meanwhile, Princess Beatrice achieved a 240 percent increase.

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