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Piers Morgan takes a swipe at Meghan Markle after top Londoners poll

Piers Morgan takes a swipe at Meghan Markle after coming ABOVE the Duchess in list of London’s 100 most influential people as the Queen beats Boris Johnson and Sadiq Khan to claim the top spot

  • An annual list of the ‘movers and shakers’ in the capital placed Piers Morgan 21st 
  • The GMB host’s position was one ahead of the Duchess of Sussex who was 22nd
  • Piers could not hide his glee at having one over on his former friend Ms Markle 
  • The Queen topped the list, beating out Sadiq Khan, Boris Johnson and Stormzy

Piers Morgan took a swipe at Meghan Markle this morning after he came one place above the Duchess of Sussex in a list of London’s 100 most influential people. 

The Queen beat out Sadiq Khan to claim the top spot while Prime Minister Boris Johnson came in fourth, three places ahead of his predecessor Theresa May in an annual list of movers and shakers across the capital. 

GMB host Piers could not hide his glee at placing 21st – just in front of Ms Markle’s 22nd –  giving the presenter one up over the Duchess who he has at times been critical of. 

A delighted Piers said of his apparent victory: ‘What’s good is that I’m in at 21… and oh Megan Markle is in at 22 – that’s awkward isn’t it?’  

Queen beat out Sadiq Khan to top the list while Prime Minister Boris Johnson came in fourth, three places ahead of his predecessor Theresa May in an annual list of ‘movers and shakers’ across the capital


GMB host Piers could not hide his glee at placing 21st – just in front of Ms Markle – giving the presenter one up over the Duchess who he has at times been critical of

He then added: ‘Obviously none of my work colleagues made the list, unfortunately.’

The London Power 100 celebrates those in the capital who have made the biggest impact over the past year and includes politicians, celebrities and household names. 

Former Chancellor and current Evening Standard editor George Osborne was placed at number 11, eight places behind the newspaper’s proprietor Evgeny Lebedev. 

The British Russian from North London also owns The Independent and London Live.

Sir David Attenborough landed in at number 8. His most recent series ‘Seven Worlds, One Planet’ was seen by nearly 7 million when it premiered at 6.15pm on 27 October, easily the most watched in its time slot.  

London Major Sadiq Khan, who recently made bold calls for a rethink on cannabis laws and policing amid concern about the links between drugs and violent crime, was 2nd in the list

Among the most powerful women were: BBC News political editor Laura Kuenssberg – placed 20th; former PM Theresa May, in 7th; Hackney MP Dianne Abbott, in 28th; and supermodel Naomi Campbell, who came 35th. 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were placed 5th, making Kate Middleton the second highest placed woman behind the Queen.  

Some of the members of the POC community were Croydon-born rapper Stormzy – real name Michael Omari –  who is credited with inspiring record numbers of black British students to study at Cambridge University.


Evgeny Lebedev (left), from Mill Hill, owner of the Evening Standard, Independent and London Live was 3rd.  Croydon-born rapper Stormzy (right) – real name Michael Omari – was 6th

London Major Sadiq Khan, who recently made bold calls for a rethink on cannabis laws and policing amid concern about the links between drugs and violent crime, was 2nd in the list.

Mr Khan has faced criticism this year for rising knife crime in the capital which has seen unprecedented bloodshed.

The London Power 100 

The Duchess of Sussex, whose recent comments about struggling to adapt to her new role sparked a nationwide debate about the role of Royals in modern Britain.

The Indian born steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal who owns part of Queen’s Park Rangers, the historic west London football club, was one place above fellow billionaire Richard Branson. 

Labour leader and long time Islington resident Jeremy Corbyn failed to make the top 10 – coming in at 15th place above Tony Blair but below Prince Harry.

The entire power list can be found here. 

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