Meghan Markle Has Shunned Being On The Cover Of Vogue
For something far better.
If someone asked you to grace the cover of the fashion bible that is Vogue magazine, what would you say?
It turns out modelling for the world’s most famous mag is not for Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, who turned down the offer because she felt it would be “boastful”.
But she shunned the opportunity for something better. Announced on Instagram in the early hours of this morning, the news is out that Meghan is the guest editor of the September issue of British Vogue.
A screenshot of the cover announced that Meghan has guest-edited the edition, alongside editor-in-chief Edward Enninful, entitled "Forces for Change".
"The cover features 15 world-leading women who are reshaping public life for global good, and were personally chosen by the Duchess of Sussex, and British Vogue’s editor-in-chief, Edward Enninful."
While Enniful said that Meghan and he discussed the possibility of the new mother appearing on the cover, he revealed it was Meghan who shot it down.
“In the end, she felt that it would be in some ways a ‘boastful’ thing to do for this particular project,” he said in a statement. “She wanted, instead, to focus on the women she admires.”
Meghan is the first guest editor of the September issue in the magazine’s 103-year history.
Among the group of 15 trailblazing women to grace the cover are actors and models, politicians and authors, and advocates for everything from diversity and mental health to climate change and voting rights.
Included on the cover are Australian model Adut Akech, model Adwoa Aboah, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and disability advocate Sinead O'Burke.
According to a statement posted to the SussexRoyal Instagram account, “inspirational articles written by Brené Brown, Jameela Jamil and many others,” are also included.
The September issue of British Vogue is out on August 2.
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