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Meghan Markle makes history as she guest edits British Vogue’s September issue

The cover is stunning.

Two years after shutting down her lifestyle blog, The Tig, the Duchess of Sussex has made history as the first person to guest edit British Vogue’s September issue in 103 years. 

Titled ‘Forces For Change’, Meghan Markle collaborated with Vogue’s editor Edward Enninful to design a stunning issue which features an extremely candid conversation with former First Lady Michelle Obama, along with a beautiful interview with husband Prince Harry and anthropologist Dr Jane Goodall. 

“These last seven months have been a rewarding process, curating and collaborating with Edward Enninful, British Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief, to take the year’s most-read fashion issue and steer its focus to the values, causes and people making impact in the world today,” the former Suits actress said in a statement released by the palace. 

“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 continued, adding, “I hope readers feel as inspired as I do, by the ‘Forces for Change’ they’ll find within these pages.”

As per their official Royal Instagram page, the Duchess handpicked 15 trailblazing women— “each driving impact and raising the bar for equality, kindness, justice and open-mindedness”— to feature on the breathtaking black-and-white cover.

The September issue includes Australian model Adut Akech, model Adwoa Aboah, environmentalist Greta Thunberg, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, actress Jane Fonda and disability advocate Sinead O’Burke.

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According to the mum to Archie Harrison— who she shares with Prince Harry— the 16th space on the cover was intentionally left blank “so that when you hold the issue in your hands, you see yourself as part of this collective”. 

Also included are “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.”

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The September issue comes two years after Meghan shut down her lifestyle blog, which quickly became a place where she shared all aspects of her life. 

“After close to three beautiful years on this adventure with you, it’s time to say goodbye to The Tig,” she wrote at the time.

“What began as a passion project (my little engine that could) evolved into an amazing community of inspiration, support, fun and frivolity. You’ve made my days brighter and filled this experience with so much joy. Keep finding those Tig moments of discovery, keep laughing and taking risks, and keep being ‘the change you wish to see in the world.’ Above all, don’t ever forget your worth – as I’ve told you time and time again: you, my sweet friend, you are enough. Thank you for everything.”

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