The British royal family knows what it’s like to make history, and, well, they’re doing it again. On Monday, Us Weekly reported Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (née Markle), was nominated for a 2018 Teen Choice style icon award (the noms were announced June 22) and that the nomination is groundbreaking. It’s the first time a member of the royal family has received this type of recognition.
Meghan is nominated for the prestigious style award alongside Blake Lively, Chadwick Boseman, Harry Styles, Migos and Zendaya. She definitely has some competition, but Meghan has a good chance of winning. She continues to steal the spotlight through her style choices.
As surprising as the nom may be, what the Duchess of Sussex is nominated for certainly isn’t. Ever since joining the royal family and marrying Prince Harry, Meghan has made a statement through her fashion, so it only makes sense she would be recognized for it.
Does the nomination mean she’ll be at the actual ceremony? It doesn’t seem likely, especially since she’s probably busy with her other royal duties. Though, never say never. It would also be the first time a member of the royal family attended the awards.
Even if she won’t be there in person, Meghan could always accept the award (if she won) via video. A short clip of her saying thank you is all anyone would need. Plus, the moment could also serve as an opportunity for her to uplift teens everywhere by delivering a powerful message, as she’s done in the past and ever since she was a young girl.
Meghan really has become so much more than a style icon, but also an icon for women everywhere, especially women of color, so we really need to make this happen. Everyone, start voting for the Duchess of Sussex — stat.
The Teen Choice Awards airs Sunday, Aug. 12 at 8/7c on Fox, so be sure to watch. You wouldn’t want to miss Meghan’s possible big moment.