Prince George: King of London

Tops capital’s most influential list

What had you achieved at eight weeks old? Nope – we can’t think of anything we’re particularly proud of, either.

Not so for HRH Prince George Alexander Louis who, after just two months on the planet, has been named No. 1 in the Evening Standard’s annual Power 1000 list – making him a more prominent figure than mayor Boris Johnson (whom he bumps into second place), Prime Minister David Cameron (fourth) and his great-grandmother, HRH Queen Elizabeth (16th).


‘London is a magnet for the rest of the world and our newest power resident, Prince George, is a timely symbol,’ says Evening Standard editor Sarah Sands. ‘He is our greatest tourist attraction, along with his great-grandmother, which is why he has been chosen this year as the first among Londoners.’

The newspaper has released its Top 20 ahead of tonight’s big reveal of the full 1000 at a star-studded party at the capital’s Battersea Power Station.


The Duchess of Cambridge makes an appearance at seven, while fashion-world figures Natalie Massenet, Harry Styles and Cara Delevingne also make the top slots.

But it seems no amount of great hair, business acumen, boy-band pulling power or catwalk shows walked can compete when it comes to (baby) blue blood.

What do you think of the list? Tweet us @ELLEUK #power1000.

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