Meghan Markle, wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, has chosen to feature women she considers “Forces for change” on the cover of the September issue of British Vogue that she guest-edited, Buckingham Palace said on Monday (NZ time).
Student climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and actress-turned-campaigner Jane Fonda are among 15 leading female figures on the cover of the magazine, which also features a conversation between Meghan and the former US first lady Michelle Obama.
“We are proud to announce that Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex is the Guest Editor for the September issue of British Vogue. 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,” SussexRoyal said in an Instagram post.
The Duchess said that she hopes readers feel as inspired by the magazine as she does, having hand-picked a varied mix of powerful cover stars spanning politics, entertainment and beyond.
- Adwoa Aboah, Mental health campaigner and model
- Adut Akech, Model and former refugee
- Ramla Ali, Boxer
- Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand
- Sinead Burke, Diversity advocate and lecturer
- Gemma Chan, Campaigner and actor
- Laverne Cox, LGBTQIA+ advocate and actor
- Jane Fonda, Campaigner and actor
- Salma Hayek Pinault, Women’s rights advocate, actor and producer
- Francesca Hayward, Royal Ballet principal dancer
- Jameela Jamil, Body positivity advocate and actor
- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Author
- Yara Shahidi, Founder of Eighteen x 18 and actor
- Greta Thunberg, Climate change campaigner and student
- Christy Turlington Burns, Founder of Every Mother Counts and model