Meghan Markle has been named Woman of the Year by Hello! Magazine.
"Not only has Meghan, 36, captured the heart of husband-to-be Prince Harry, but she has also won the approval of fans around the world as she prepares to join the royal family and take her humanitarian work to a whole new level," the publication writes.
It goes on to note that Markle will be the first non-married partner to ever attend the royal British family's annual Christmas celebration in Sandringham, U.K., which includes present opening, lunch and a traditional walk to the church.
Markle and Harry announced their engagement in November. Author Andrew Morton, who wrote the book Diana: Her True Story and is currently penning a biography on Markle, describes her as "a flag bearer for a new generation of woman who can do it all."
Morton adds, "Meghan is just like Diana was in her thirties–she has presence, she's stylish and is happy to support positive causes–all with star appeal. I can't think of anyone who has come anywhere near her as the most talked about woman of the year."