Meghan Markle has just been nominated for a very well-known fashion award

She's up against Blake Lively!

Fiona Ward

The annual Teen Choice Awards nominations were announced this week, and the Duchess of Sussex has been included on the shortlist! The new royal is up for Choice Style Icon, alongside Blake Lively, Harry Styles, Migos, Zendaya and Chadwick Boseman. This is thought to be a first for the British royal family, though hardly surprising, since Meghan only left her star-studded career as an actress behind upon announcing her engagement to Prince Harry.

Meghan's style is loved all over the world

Earlier this month, it was revealed that the former Suits star may even be shortlisted for an Emmy at 2018's awards, since she's been submitted by the USA Network for her role as Rachel Zane in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama category. It's not unusual for television networks to put forward their entire casts for Emmy voting, so it's likely that Meghan has been considered for awards seasons before.

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Either way, the 36-year-old has got a good chance at the Teen Choice Award, we think – could she take the title? Previous winners have included Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears, so it's pretty unheard of to see a member of the royal family amongst the nominations.

It's official! 

Of course, Meghan has become a global style icon since announcing her relationship with Prince Harry – with the 'Meghan effect' taking hold on fans everywhere. Even other royals seem to have taken inspiration from her style, with Princess Claire of Luxembourg being the latest to be influenced by the Duchess' fashion choices.

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At her most recent public appearance, Meghan stepped out for her first experience at Royal Ascot, turning to her favourite designer, Givenchy, to dress her once again. The white midi shirt dress ticked all the boxes of the event's strict dress code – teamed with a black waist belt, monochrome Philip Treacy hat and simple black heels. Her nomination is certainly well-deserved, don't you think?

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