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A recent YouGov poll has shed some light on who the most admired women around the world are

YouGov are one of the best-known polling companies in the world and are always a fantastic way of gaining insight and information into the opinions of the general public.

The survey was based on 42,000 survey respondents across 32 countries and was created to determine who the most popular women in the world are.

Unsurprisingly, Queen Elizabeth found herself near the top of the table.

The longest-reigning monarch in the world was found to be the most popular non-American woman on the list, where she finished in 3rd place.

The 95-year-old was one place ahead of Oprah Winfrey.

Michelle Obama topped the list for the third year in a row, showcasing her enduring appeal.

Queen Elizabeth's position on the list may come as a surprise to some after the difficult year faced by the Royal Family, but it only serves to highlight how well viewed the Queen still is in the eyes of many around the world.

The rocky year that the Royal Family is having still hasn't damaged Queen Elizabeth's image.

Priyanka Chopra, a friend of Meghan Markle's, came in 10th, one below Malala Yousafzai (ninth) and above Kamala Harris (11th) and Hilary Clinton (12th).

An article by YouGov revealing the findings read: "Altogether, we polled in countries that constitute more than seven-tenths of the world's population. However, some parts of the world were better represented than others, so we weighted up the impact certain countries had on the final scores and weighted down others so the global scores more accurately reflect the breakdown of sentiment in the world overall."

The polling was taken in Spring, shortly after Harry and Meghan's interview with Oprah Winfrey, which perhaps showcases just how strong Queen Elizabeth's reputation is.