The Duchess of Sussex took the lead, however, gathering 21 percent of the votes.
Kate Middleton followed on the list with 11 percent of participants deeming her the one they respect and admire the most.
The study surveyed 1032 people between the ages of 13 and 25.
The most common reason for admiring public figures was “they are brave and resilient, and even when things go wrong they carry on”.
Another popular reason for respecting the figures listed was as “they stand up for people’s rights and make society a better place”.
Meghan and Kate weren’t the only royals who made their way onto the top list, however.
Queen Elizabeth II took the top spot as the most admired of all public figures.
The monarch garnered the votes of 26 percent of those surveyed.
Founder and CEO at stem4 Dr Nihara Krause said: “To earn the respect of young people today you don’t need to earn a fortune or have good looks.
“It’s far more important that you show bravery, resilience, and compassion for others and for nature.
“Those are certainly qualities the Queen shares with some of the other names on this list such as David Attenborough and Marcus Rashford.
“It’s also significant that many of the most admired famous people are those, like Billie Eilish and Prince Harry, who have been open about their own mental health challenges.”
The royal line of succession – who outranks who?
The line of succession to the British throne dictates the order in which each member of the Royal Family would ascend to the throne.
It is also seen as a ranking of importance with the head of the line, the Queen, taking the place of ruler.
Older children come before younger children. Traditionally boys came before girls, but this law was changed on 26 March 2015 before the birth of Prince William’s first child.
Incredibly, Catholics are still excluded from the line of succession, as are children born outside of wedlock.
The royals, who usually stick to a strict protocol when appearing in public, often arrive at events in ascending order of importance, with the most important royal arriving last.
Prince Charles, 72, is currently first-in-line to the British throne, followed by Prince William, 38, his oldest son.
Then comes Prince William’s children, George, seven, Charlotte, five, and Louis, two, and they are followed by Prince Harry, 36. Prince Harry is succeeded by his son Archie Harrison, born in May 2019.
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