The achievement marks the second year in a row the American took the top spot. Her name also came second as the most queried term, behind ‘World Cup’. Meghan married Prince Harry on May 19 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, after which the Queen conferred on her the title of Duchess of Sussex.
Around 600 people attended the event, included high profile figures such as tennis star Serena Williams and actor George Clooney.
The service was watched live by 29.2 million in the US alone, a higher number than tuned in to this years Oscars.
On October 15 the couple confirmed they are expecting their first child, which is due next spring.Later that month Meghan and Harry completed a 16-day Royal tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.
During the visit Prince Harry launched the fourth Invictus Games, for wounded service veterans, in Sydney.
Nationwide ‘Royal wedding’ and ‘Royal baby’ were the most searched for news events.
In addition to Meghan and Harry’s wedding on October 12 Princess Eugenie married her longterm partner Jack Brooksbank, also in Windsor.
850 guests attended including senior Royals and celebrities like Cara Delevingne and Robbie Williams.
Another 1,200, selected by ballet, watched proceedings from the Windsor Castle grounds.
Following Meghan on the most googled list were a number of celebrities who found themselves embroiled in controversy or personal trauma.
Former Emmerdale actress Roxanne Pallett finished second, after accusing fellow Celebrity Big Brother housemate Ryan Thomas of punching her.
The third and fourth spots were taken by American singer Demi Lovato, who suffered an apparent overdose, the TV presenter Ant McPartlin who struggled with alcohol addiction.
Marvel superhero movie Black Panther was the most googled film, as well as the highest grossing movie of the year.