'Revolutionary' Meghan Markle beats Kate Middleton by being named in Vogue's 25 Most Influential Women

MEGHAN Markle has been featured in Vogue's 25 Most Influential Women of 2019 – while her sister-in-law Kate Middleton failed to get a mention.

Each year, the fashion bible pays tribute to the most "high-powered and visionary" women whose work shapes the UK.

Featuring in the list for a second year in a row, Meghan Markle has once again been praised by the magazine  as a "revolutionary" force.

Commenting on how she handled the media spotlight throughout her pregnancy, the magazine stated: "The quietly revolutionary decision she and Prince Harry took to keep their child's birth private echoes the commitment to wellness she was known for prior to her new life, as well as her feminist ideals."

In reference to Meghan's continued patronage of Smart Works – a charity which helps unemployed women in need with job interview training – Vogue praised the Duchess as "very much a modern princess."

What's more, Meghan's wedding dress designer Clare Waight Keller also made the cut after being presented with the British Designer of the Year at the Fashion Awards by the Duchess herself.

Vogue's 25 Most Influential Women of 2019

  • Meghan Markle – Duchess of Sussex
  • Clare Waight Keller – fashion designer behind Meghan's wedding dress
  • Naomi Campbell – model and philanthropist
  • Luciana Berger – Labour MP
  • Olivia Coleman – actress
  • Julia Bogaert – social media insider
  • Marsha de Cordova – Labour MP and Shadow Disabilities Minister
  • Polly Higgins – climate change campaigner
  • Marianne Elliot – theatre director
  • Bana Gora – Muslim Women's Council Director
  • Emily Maitlis – news broadcaster
  • Pheobe Waller-Bridge – actress and screenwriter
  • Pat McGrath – make-up artist
  • Frances Morris – Tate Modern Director
  • Busayo Oydoyin – anti-knife crime campaigner
  • Alison Rose – banker
  • Karen Pierce – diplomat
  • Alex Scott – football broadcaster
  • Jorja Smith – musician
  • Joanna Shields – tech CEO
  • Margherita Turco – scientist
  • Fran Summers – model
  • Sophie – singer and music producer
  • Women of the Metropolitan Police – including Cressida Dick, Sara Thorton and Lynne Owens

Other influential women who made Vogue's exclusive list include Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, news broadcaster Emily Maitlis as well as Labour MP and Shadow Disabilities Minister Marsha de Cordova.

However, Kate Middleton is noticeably absent from the latest list – despite her continued work with mental health charity Heads Together and her campaign against cyber-bullying.

The Duchess of Cambridge also missed out to Meghan last year when she failed to make the cut in Vogue's Best Dressed Stars of 2018.

Although the magazine praised Meghan for "revitalising maternity dressing" while she was pregnant with Archie, Kate's similarly stylish wardrobe was overlooked by the publication.

But it was a different story back in 206 when former Vogue editor Alexandra Schulman chose the Duchess of Cambridge for the publication's 100th anniversary cover.

The magazine editor said the photoshoot – which took place near Kate's home in Norfolk – "captured the Duchess exactly as she is – full of life, with a great sense of humour, thoughtful and intelligent, and in fact, very beautiful."

Earlier this year, The Palace shut down claims that Meghan Markle would appear on the cover of the magazine with baby Archie.

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In more Royal Family news, Meghan Markle has pushed Prince Harry's friends out and rules the roost since the Royal Wedding, close pal Lizzie Cundy has claimed.

And Meghan Markle has been branded "extravagant" for spending £406,000 in her first year as a royal – NOT inclduing the £300,000 baby shower or £3 million Frogmore Cottage renovation.

Plus Priyanka Chopra has defended close friend Megan Markle and says she's "100% a victim of racism".

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