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Published: Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 4:16 p.m.

The hottest Google searches of 2012

  • Prince William stands with his wife, Kate, duchess of Cambridge, on Dec. 6 as she leaves the King Edward VII hospital in London, where she had been ho...

    Alastair Grant / Associated Press

    Prince William stands with his wife, Kate, duchess of Cambridge, on Dec. 6 as she leaves the King Edward VII hospital in London, where she had been hospitalized with severe morning sickness. Her pregnancy made her one of the top Google searches of 2012.

NEW YORK -- From the tragic to the downright silly, millions of people searched the Web in 2012 to find out about a royal princess, the latest iPad, the death of a pop star.
Google released its 12th annual "zeitgeist" report on Wednesday. The company calls it "an in-depth look at the spirit of the times as seen through the billions of searches on Google over the past year."
Find out what the top 10 trending searches of 2012 were in a gallery here.

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