American actress Meghan Markle – who is set to marry Prince Harry in May – was the top search term on Google in the UK in 2017.
The former ‘Suits’ actress is poised to marry Prince Harry in May, having dated the British royal since mid-2016, and Google’s list of search terms has underlined the public’s interest in the American star.
Meghan topped the Google UK top trending searches of last year ahead of iPhone 8 and Hurricane Irma.
And Meghan was listed at number five in Google’s global top trending searches of 2017, one place behind American TV journalist Matt Lauer, who has been accused of sexual harassment by a number of women.
Other celebrities to have made the top ten of Google’s global top trending searches include Tom Petty and Chester Bennington, both of whom died earlier this year.
Meanwhile, Meghan recently revealed her life was changed after she was told she was not thin enough.
The brunette beauty battled self-confidence issues when she was younger and credits a casting director called April Webster for helping her cope with her low self-esteem.
She shared: “I was in my early 20s, still figuring so much out, and trying to find my value in an industry that judges you on everything that you’re not versus everything that you are. Not thin enough, not pretty enough, not ethnic enough, while also being too thin, too ethnic, too pretty the very next day.
“It felt unapologetically impossible, and I spent my evenings eating my feelings with grilled cheese sandwiches and cheap wine. There was a casting director named April Webster who has basically casted everything of note from TV to film for close to two decades (think ‘Lost’ and ‘Mission Impossible’). I had never met her before, and at my very first audition for her, she stopped me mid-scene and said so simply, ‘You need to know that you’re enough.'”