Kate Middleton & Meghan Markle Both Top Vogue's Top 25 List Of Influential Women

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Aug. 9 2021, Published 10:07 a.m. ET

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Royals meet Hollywood! Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton both topped Vogue's Top 25 list of influential women this year.

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This year, the magazine highlighted women who are "paving the way" for future generations.

The editors focused on Kate's "stealthy rise to ranking among the most popular members of The Firm."

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"With the flashier end of royal duties largely on hold during lockdown, it was her charity work rather than her fashion choices that pulled the majority of headlines," they noted of Kate, 39. "She used the pandemic to launch major campaigns around early-years development and continue her work trying to lift the stigma around discussing mental health, as well as supporting those living with childhood trauma."

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In June, the mom-of-three made an exciting announcement about a future project she would be a part of.

"Today I’m proud to be launching The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood — let’s embrace this golden opportunity to create a happier, more mentally healthy and more nurturing society," she wrote on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Twitter account.

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"My own journey into understanding the importance of early childhood actually started with adults and not with children," she began. "It was about prevention. I wanted to understand what more we could do to help prevent some of today's toughest social challenges or what more we could to help with the rising rates of poor mental health. I've spoken to physiatrists and neuroscientists, to practitioners and academics and parents alike and what has become clear is that the best investment for our future health and happiness is in the first five years of life."

She continued, "And that is why today I am launching The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood, working closely with others, the center hopes to raise awareness of why the first five years of life are just so important for our future life outcomes and what we can do as a society to embrace this golden opportunity to create a happier, more mentally healthy and more nurturing society. By working together, my hope is that we can change the way we think about early childhood and transform lives for generations to come because I truly believe the big change starts small."

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Meanwhile, Meghan, 40, took one spot, as "no woman has been more talked about on these shores in the past 12 months than Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex," the editors wrote.

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"Now living in California, after stepping back from life as a working royal (and post that interview), her sights are firmly set on making positive waves in public life," they continued. "In addition to her extensive philanthropy work, she inked Netflix and Spotify deals and authored a children’s book, all with a shared goal of promoting equality. What will she do next?"

The former actress recently revealed her new 40x40 initiative on her 40th birthday, which will help women get back into the workforce.

"For my birthday, I have asked 40 friends, activists, athletes, artists, and world leaders to help kickoff a global effort by contributing 40 MINUTES OF MENTORSHIP to support women re-entering the workforce. With this time, I hope they each help someone advance a professional life on her own terms, and, I hope that they inspire countless others to give 40 minutes of their time as well," she shared.

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