From Meghan Markle to the World Cup: Here are the top 10 searches on Google in 2018 (GOOG, GOOGL)

  • Google has unveiled its annual Year in Search for 2018.

  • The annual compilation includes the top worldwide Google searches of the year.

  • This year's list includes several tragic deaths, the World Cup, and more.

As 2018 draws to a close, Google is looking back on the top searches of the year.

Google narrows down the top-trending searches in the world over the past 12 months, terms that had the highest spike in traffic this year compared to 2017. These are not necessarily the terms that were searched the most often.

It's a year that's been rife with tragedy — we mourned the untimely deaths of Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade, and several others. But 2018 also brought us the royal wedding and an exciting World Cup.

Here are the top-trending Google searches of 2018:

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