Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is in the running for the Style Icon prize at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards.
The event is due to take place on 12 August in Los Angeles, and the former Suits actress faces stiff competition from the likes of Blake Lively, Zendaya, Chadwick Boseman, hip-hop trio Migos, as well as last year’s winner, Harry Styles.
Meghan is the first member of the British royal family to ever receive a nomination for a Teen Choice Award, and her chance of winning the accolade is now left in the hands of voters between the ages of 13 and 19.
The 36-year-old’s style choices have proved to be extremely popular with fashion lovers since she went public with her relationship with her now-husband Prince Harry, and her Givenchy bridal gown designed by Clare Waight Keller, as well as her Stella McCartney halterneck evening dress, were widely praised when the couple tied the knot in May (18).
Her shopping habits have also had a huge impact on the fashion industry as a whole and triggered a phenomenon which has been dubbed the Meghan Effect, whereby clothes she’s been photographed wearing – such as the white belted coat by Line the Label she sported the day her engagement was announced – have subsequently sold out in a matter of hours.
Meghan’s influence means she has become a favourite client of many top designers, such as Spanish shoe mogul Manolo Blahnik, whose BB pumps she has showcased on multiple occasions.
“It is a great honour and joy to have my shoes worn by such a beautiful young lady,” Blahnik shared, according to Footwear News. “Meghan is well on her way to becoming a style icon of the 21st century.”