• Meghan Markle and Prince Harry topped the list of most tweeted-about royals
  • Queen Elizabeth II was third on the list
  • More than 20 million tweets were posted about the British royals this year

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made several headlines in 2020. That could be the reason why they became the most talked-about members of the British royal family this year, particularly on Twitter.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are the "most tweeted about royals" of 2020, according to a list compiled by Harper's Bazaar, based on data provided by Twitter. Meghan emerged top on the list, followed by her husband. There were more than 20 million tweets about the members of the royal family this year.

It certainly seems like quite a triumph for the couple who does not even have an official Twitter account of their own. This year's figures indicate a whopping 30% increase from 2019 when the pair was still senior royals. Prince Harry and Meghan announced their departure from the British monarchy in January 2020 and moved to the United States to carve out their own financially independent lives.

According to the report, Meghan's recent candid conversations became the focal point of millions of Twitter conversations.

Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth II occupies the third place on the list, followed by Late Princess Diana. Even after 23 years of her death, princes William and Harry's mother attracted massive attention immediately after the release of "The Crown" Season 4 on Netflix.

"There has always been a steady conversation about the royals on Twitter, but this year we've seen the appetite for royal information, stories, and history explode," Jenna Ross, a senior manager of entertainment partnerships at Twitter, told the publication. "The season four release of 'The Crown' on Netflix majorly contributed to this conversation, with fans coming together on Twitter to talk about the new episodes and share their reactions, generating over half a million Tweets about the series since its premiere."

Prince Charles made it to the fifth spot, largely due to his battle with the COVID-19 pandemic and the controversial story of his marriage with Princess Diana on the latest season of "The Crown." Prince Andrew, who was forced to step down from royal duties due to his association with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, made it to the sixth position.

As for Prince William and Kate Middleton, they came in seventh and eighth on the list respectively. Ninety-nine-year-old Prince Philip is ninth on the list. The only member from the youngest generation of the British royal family to make it to the list is Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's daughter Princess Charlotte.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex departs the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 09, 2020 in London, England. The Commonwealth represents 2.4 billion people and 54 countries, working in collaboration towards shared economic, environmental, social and democratic goals. Chris Jackson/Getty Images