The beautiful Duchess of Sussex served as the pioneer guest editor of British Vogue for the September edition with Editor-in-chief, Edward Enninful. Meghan also gave the backdrop of the story of her emerging as the guest editor in the introduction of the issue.
These September issue is titled “ Forces For Change” featuring 15 strong women in diverse fields. These women are also the faces on the cover page of the magazine. The women are; Ms Thunberg, Ms Ardern, Jane Fonda, Salma Hayek, Laverne Cox, Jameela Jamil, Gemma Chan,Yara Shahidi, Christy Turlington Burns, Adwoa Aboah, Adut Akech,Ramla Ali, Sinead Burke, Francesca Hayward and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
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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
Meghan and Edward aimed for depth, substance and most importantly the “power of the collective”. Meghan Markle was 5 months pregnant when the production for the magazine began. The magazine features Commonwealth designers, ethical and sustainable brands and also designers who highlight history, heritage and heirloom. In addition, a section was dedicated to inner beauty, breathing and meditation and also a workout session.
Also in a special interview with the beautiful Michelle Obama, Meghan expressed her high regards for the former first lady of America. About her special guest, the Duchess said, “My first thought was that it needed to be someone inspirational, motivating, funny, with gravitas and as much depth and levity. My second thought: it needed to be Michelle Obama”.
The Duchess of Sussex remarked that the answers given by the former first lady left her speechless because she was expecting fewer words from her.The pair discussed about motherhood, maturity amongst others.
In the response given by Michelle Obama on Motherhood, she said that,
“Being a mother has been a masterclass in letting go. Try as we might, there’s only so much we can control. And, boy, have I tried – especially at first. As mothers, we just don’t want anything or anyone to hurt our babies. But life has other plans. Bruised knees, bumpy roads and broken hearts are part of the deal. What’s both humbled and heartened me is seeing the resiliency of my daughters. In some ways, Malia and Sasha couldn’t be more different. One speaks freely and often, one opens up on her own terms. One shares her innermost feelings, the other is content to let you figure it out. Neither approach is better or worse, because they’ve both grown into smart, compassionate and independent young women, fully capable of paving their own paths.”
Check out the rest of the interview: https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/michelle-obama-duchess-of-sussex-interview-2019
Meghan Markle is already a “Force For Change” herself. This is one of her many projects in her desire to see women empowered regardless of race.