Meghan Markle has had one helluva year. The former Suits star got tongues wagging by accompanying Prince Harry at royal engagements before the duo tied the knot, made heads turn with her beautiful wedding and wedding gown, and left several in disbelief thanks to the drama caused by her father, Thomas Markle.
There is no doubt, 2018 is the Duchess of Sussex's year. So when British magazine, Tatler, announced that they are naming the 37-year-old "Girl of the Year," it did not come as a shock. Prince Harry's gorgeous wife will feature on the cover of the publication's October issue.
The outlet has been awarding the Girl of the Year title since 1960 and several celebrities and royal family associates have been bestowed with the title. Kate Middleton's sister Pippa Middleton and Harry's ex Cressida Bonas been honoured with the title in the past. Cara Delevingne and Lady Mary Charteris have featured in the list.
Discussing about Markle's new achievement, Tatler's Rebecca Thorpe wrote, "A departure from some of the Girls who come earlier on the list – who are variously toffs, mischief-makers and social media mavens, Meghan Markle is none of the above, although she is nonetheless worthy of the accolade."
Writer David Jenkins also shared his thoughts on the Duchess' selection this year and wrote in the issue that she also has "that indefinable, unmissable quality that makes [her] the one for whom heads turn." Jenkins added "everyone – but everyone – is desperate to be, right here, right now, and forever."
This isn't the first time that the newly turned royal family member has featured on the magazine. Markle graced the cover of the publication back in May when they included her in the best-dressed list. "Prince Harry's Californian bride blew us away with her Givenchy wedding dress and has redefined modern royal style with every subsequent appearance," the magazine wrote about her wedding dress.