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JK Rowling voted 'more influential' than the Queen

Mind you, so was Victoria Beckham… Check out who else made it into the Top 10.

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THE AUTHOR OF THE BEST-SELLING Harry Potter series has been voted the UK’s most influential woman by a panel of magazine editors.

JK Rowling beat Victoria Beckham into second place, with the Queen taking third.

Beckham recently launched her latest fashion collection at New York Fashion Week.

The British prime minister’s wife Samantha Cameron, who caused a stir last week over the price of the dress she wore to the Conservative Party conference, was placed at number six.

The list was compiled by a group of magazine editors to mark the 100th anniversary of the National Magazine Company, which publishes Company, Cosmopolitan and Esquire magazines among its titles.

The NMC’s CEO told the BBC that Rowling was selected as the ‘most influential woman’ because of her writing skills coupled with her “tenacity to succeed and philanthropic nature”. The author supports charities Comic Relif and One Parent Families, and recently donated £10m to an MS research centre.

Check out the slideshow to view the full Top 10:

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