The Queen, Wordle, and Mason Greenwood – these are Brits’ top 10 Google searches of 2022

The search engine has released its annual data rankings.

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Queen Elizabeth II, Wordle, and Mason Greenwood all rank in the top 10 things Brits searched for the most on Google in 2022.

The late monarch – who celebrated her Platinum Jubliee back in June 2022, before sadly passing away in September – the word guessing game that took the world by storm, and the disgraced Manchester United footballer are just three of the topics that have peaked the interest of Brits enough to search for them on Google this year.

Wordle took the top spot on the 2022 list, after gamers nationwide presumably used the search engine to figure out the answers each day.

The puzzle game beat out the 2022 World Cup – which is currently underway in Qatar with the Three Lions set to face France in the Quarter Finals – which came in second place, followed by Ukraine and Lateral Flow Tests (LFTs) rounding out the top five.

As well as Ukraine, the country of Russia has also made its way into the top 10 most-searched topics, thanks to the latter’s invasion of the former.


Likely the most familiar name on the list to Mancunians will be that of Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood – who is due to face trial next year after being charged in 2022 with attempted rape, assault, and controlling and coercive behaviour relating to the same woman.

Wordle is not alone on the list when it comes to games either, as its more difficult counterpart Quordle – which tasks hardcore players with guessing four words in just nine tries – ranked in eighth place on the list.

Ukraine and Russia also ranked in the top 10 amid the ongoing conflict / Credit: DEC (via Twitter)

Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, who was the subject of a new Netflix series starring Evan Peters in 2022, and actor Johnny Depp, who was at the forefront of a highly-publicised libel trial between him and his ex-wife Amber Heard for a considerable chunk of the year, are the last two searches to round out the top 10.

Here’s the list in full.

Top 10 Google Searches in the UK 2022

  1. Wordle
  2. World Cup
  3. Queen Elizabeth
  4. Ukraine
  5. Lateral Flow Test
  6. Mason Greenwood
  7. Russia
  8. Quordle
  9. Jeffrey Dahmer
  10. Johnny Depp

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