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The Duchess of Sussex has been nominated for a top fashion award

Danielle Fowler
Freelance Writer
The Duchess of Sussex has been nominated for a top fashion award [Photo: Getty]

Since joining the royal family, fashion followers from across the globe have tracked the Duchess of Sussex’s every sartorial move.

From her history-making Givenchy wedding gown to the new mother’s sell-out maternity wardrobe, the 37-year-old holds a serious influence over our spending habits.

So it comes as no surprise to learn that Meghan Markle has been nominated for a top award at the 2019 World Fashion Awards.

New to the scene, the inaugural event has introduced an International Fashion Icon Award and the Duchess of Sussex is in the running for the title.

Though she’s up against some tough competition, as fellow nominees include supermodel Naomi Campbell, singer-turned-designer Rihanna, reality star Kim Kardashian, Victoria Beckham and Jennifer Lopez.

The Duchess of Sussex famously attended the 2018 Fashion Awards [Photo: Getty]

Most interestingly, her close friend Priyanka Chopra is also up for the accolade.

The World Fashion Awards has been organised by the National Film Awards in aid of the Diamond Children’s charity and will take place on September 18 at The Savoy in London.

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Other awards up for grabs include Womenswear Designer of the Year with the likes of Simone Rocha, Jonathon Anderson and the Duchess of Sussex’s go-to designer, Clare Waight Keller, included in the list of nominees.

The Duchess of Sussex's close friend Priyanka Chopra is also up for the award [Photo: Getty]

While Rick Owens, Raf Simons and Kim Jones are up for the Menswear Designer of the Year gong.

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“As well as celebrating the amazing fashion designers, models, and the entire industry that make up our vibrant fashion scene, the awards ceremony will also act as a vehicle to raise funds and awareness for the Diamonds Children’s Foundation, which is currently in Mozambique following floods and cyclone that hit the entire country, Marketing and Communications Manager, Simon Gates, said.

“The aim is to help rebuild the houses for thousands of children who have been rendered homeless and most importantly to play a part in rebuilding the schools.”

Voting for the forthcoming event is now open while tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite with prices starting at £377.

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