Meghan Markle Shares a Previously Unseen Photo to Announce That She Will Guest Edit British Vogue
For the past seven months, she has been working on the "Forces for Change" edition of the publication, which will include a conversation between Michelle Obama and the Duchess, as well as an interview between Prince Harry and environmentalist Dr. Jane Goodall.
But, as royal correspondent Victoria Murphy previously reported for Town & Country, Meghan will not appear on the cover of the issue. Instead, it will showcase fifteen inspiring women, including New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, boxer Ramla Ali, ballet dancer Francesca Hayward, and actor Jameela Jamil, among others, as well as a mirror to reflect the reader.
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We are proud to announce that Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex is the Guest Editor for the September issue of @BritishVogue. For the past seven months, The Duchess has curated the content with British Vogue's Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful to create an issue that highlights the power of the collective. They have named the issue: “Forces for Change” For the cover, The Duchess chose a diverse selection of women from all walks of life, each driving impact and raising the bar for equality, kindness, justice and open mindedness. The sixteenth space on the cover, a mirror, was included so that when you hold the issue in your hands, you see yourself as part of this collective. The women on the cover include: @AdwoaAboah @AdutAkech @SomaliBoxer @JacindaArdern @TheSineadBurke @Gemma_Chan @LaverneCox @JaneFonda @SalmaHayek @FrankieGoesToHayward @JameelaJamilOfficial @Chimamanda_Adichie @YaraShahidi @GretaThunberg @CTurlington We are excited to announce that within the issue you’ll find: an exclusive interview between The Duchess and former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, a candid conversation between The Duke of Sussex and Dr Jane Goodall, inspirational articles written by Brené Brown, Jameela Jamil and many others. Equally, you’ll find grassroots organisations and incredible trailblazers working tirelessly behind the scenes to change the world for the better. “Guest Editing the September issue of British Vogue has been rewarding, educational and inspiring. To deep dive into this process, working quietly behind the scenes for so many months, I am happy to now be able to share what we have created. A huge thanks to all of the friends who supported me in this endeavour, lending their time and energy to help within these pages and on the cover. Thank you for saying “Yes!” - and to Edward, thank you for this wonderful opportunity.” - The Duchess of Sussex #ForcesForChange
That said, tonight's announcement included a previously unseen photo of the Duchess, which will appear inside the issue. The picture shows Meghan making a secret visit to one of her patronages, Smart Works, and in the photo (above), the Duchess appears to be wearing a Gucci dress, as reported by the blog Meghan's Mirror.
In a statement, Meghan described working on the issue as "a rewarding process."
"Through this lens I hope you’ll feel the strength of the collective in the diverse selection of women chosen for the cover as well as the team of support I called upon within the issue to help bring this to light," she said. "I hope readers feel as inspired as I do, by the 'Forces for Change' they’ll find within these pages."
British Vogue's "Forces for Change" issue hits news stands August 2.
*This article originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com
*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors