See how Meghan Markle guest edits British Vogue’s September issue. In the process she highlights a diverse group of women and helps create a historic issue of the fashion magazine.
Throughout the magazine’s 103-year history, Meghan was the first guest editor of the Vogue September issue. Arguably, the most influential of the fashion bible’s monthly issues.
The issue of the magazine is called “Forces for Change.” It includes “a collection of trailblazing changemakers, united by their fearlessness in breaking barriers.” We can’t think of a more fitting theme for the Duchess.
The Duchess of Sussex took a hands-on approach in editing the issue. “In formulating the content of the Forces for change issue, I knew that I wanted to create a magazine that would speak not just to where we are, but to where we hope to be,” wrote Meghan for Vogue.
While past royals have appeared on the cover of Vogue, such as Princess Diana and Kate Middleton, Meghan decided against following this trend. She felt it would be “boastful” and instead wanted to focus on women she admires.
In total, 15 diverse women were featured on the cover. Meghan also instructed that a box be left empty for the image of a mirror. She did this to include the reader as an individual who can create change.
These admirable females included: campaigner and actor Jane Fonda, body positivity campaigner and actor Jameela Jamil, and former refugee turned model Adut Akech.
Also, the issue features a conversation between Meghan and former first-lady Michelle Obama. The women discuss motherhood, reflect on their lives, and even discuss advice Michelle has given to the Obama daughters.
An interview between Prince Harry and the highly respected Jane Goodall is also included. In this interview the two discuss how we can take better care of the natural world.
Vogue’s editor-in-chief Edward Enninful reflects that having Meghan help edit the issue “has been an honour, a pleasure and a wonderful surprise.” He also appreciates how the Duchess is “willing to wade into more complex and nuanced areas, whether they concern female empowerment, mental health, race or privilege.”
This historic collaboration is available starting Friday, August 2nd. We can’t wait to check it out! For now, you must see this sneak-peek video from the @sussexroyal Instagram.