Surprise! For the first time since she joined the royal family of England and while her number is selling for gold, Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex was not elected by Vogue magazine as being the one of the 25 most influential women of the year, but in “her” place, we find among the personalities shaping 2020: Queen Elizabeth II. Each year, the fashion magazine selects the female personalities who stand out as the most “charismatic, powerful and elegant.”
And in this year 2020 when the planet has been shaken by the Coronavirus crisis, it is Queen Elizabeth II who steals the show from her glamorous Duchess. The magazine wishing to honor the sovereign’s support for the English people as the country was shaken by fear and mourning during confinement. The televised speech of April 5, 2020 was watched by 24 million people and is considered “perfect” by the editorial staff of the magazine.
Elizabeth II meets Rihanna, a footballer and a transgender model
Were elected alongside Elizabeth II as being the most influential women of the year 2020, more or less known women such as Rihanna, the singer and business women also considered an activist, the magazine highlighting her generous donations. Chris Brown’s ex donated $ 2.1 million to support victims of domestic violence in Los Angeles and no less than $ 36 million through his foundation to fight covid-19, support racial justice and health services mental. There are many personalities supporting the #BlackLivesMatter movement including Munroe Bergdorf, transgender model, and Bernardine Evaristo, the first author of color to reach the top of the UK charts for fiction novels. Also honored in the Vogue ranking are Anne Mensah, the vice-president of Netflix original series, and Steph Houghton, female footballer captain of the England women’s team.
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, makes her first official trip with Queen Elisabeth © AGENCY