Kate Middleton has been named the fourth most stylish woman in the world – a whopping nine places ahead of her controversial sister-in-law Meghan Markle.

According to a new study, Kate sits behind just singing superstar Ariana Grande, Kendall Jenner and Billie Eilish in first, second and third respectively.

Her fourth place finish makes her the most stylish royal in the world, according to the study conducted by fabric experts Dalston Mill Fabrics.

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The company analysed Google search data for various style related terms for more than 200 famous women around the world to establish who has the most influential style.

Grande took the top spot with an average of 59,150 searches being made each month around the world for terms related to her style, while Kendall Jenner received an average of 57,190 monthly searches for terms related to her style with the most popular term being “Kendall Jenner style”.

Billie Eilish ranks third with 52,300 average monthly searches being made globally for her fashion, while Kate Middleton had around 41,800 average monthly searches made globally for her fashion. When broken down, the search term “Kate Middleton fashion” is searched for 9,500 times each month, while “Kate Middleton style” is searched 15,000 times monthly.

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Meghan Markle only racks up around 23.880 searches about her style per month and is ranked down in 13th overall. 

Ranking above her is the-late Princess Diana in ninth place.

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A spokesman for Dalston Mill Fabrics said: “In a world where the fashion industry becomes more and more reliant on social media and influence, this study offers a fascinating insight into the women that have the most enviable style.

“Names such as Princess Diana also highlight the styles that stand the test of time alongside the current trending styles that are typically worn by the likes of Kendall Jenner and Zendaya.”

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