In her editor's letter, Meghan - who was invited to feature in the September issue of British Vogue but asked to guest edit the magazine instead - opened up about how she first met with British Vogue's editor-in-chief, Edward Enningul, in January to collaborate with her women-focused patronage, Smart Works.
"What evolved over the next hour was a promising pow wow of two like-minded thinkers, who have much in common, including our love of writing," the former blogger wrote, and added "Over a steaming cup of mint tea, we teased through how one can shine light in a world filled with seemingly daily darkness. Lofty? Of course. Worth it? Without question."
Meghan is a passionate writer and ran a lifestyle blog called The Tig before marrying Prince Harry in 2018.
She announced her collaboration with Vogue on Monday through the Sussex Royal Instagram account and shared the cover image, which features 15 women, including Jane Fonda, Salma Hayek and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
Across the front is the header, "Forces for CHANGE," as part of Meghan's decision to showcase impactful people in 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 caption read.
According to Enninful - who has been the editor of British Vogue since 2017 - the Duchess of Sussex did not include herself in the cover, as she thought it would be "a ‘boastful’ thing to do for this particular project."
"She wanted, instead, to focus on the women she admires."