Meghan Markle and Vladimir Putin amongst Person of the Year contenders

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Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 3:21PM
Meghan Markle is one the shortlist for the prestigious honour. (Photo / NZ Herald)

You don’t often hear Meghan Markle, Vladimir Putin and Jamal Khashoggi mentioned in the same sentence. 

However, the three are on the shortlist to become Time’s Person of the Year.

Other contenders for the prestigious include Donald Trump and the man investigating him for collusion, Robert Mueller.

Families separated at the US border and the teenagers behind the March For Our Lives gun protests have also made the cut.

The American magazine will unveil the winner overnight our time.  

Previous years have seen the prize go to Adolf Hitler, Barack Obama and Mahatma Ghandi.

The other full list for TIME’s 2018 Person of the Year is:

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex

US President Donald Trump (who was previously chosen as Person of the Year in 2016)

Separated Families at the US border

Russian President Vladimir Putin (who was previously chosen as Person of the Year in 2007)

Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Black Panther director Ryan Coogler

Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford

Slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

March For Our Lives anti-gun activists

South Korean President Moon Jai-in

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