Meghan Markle guest edits renowned fashion magazine featuring supergroup of leading women


Meghan Markle
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Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex is the latest guest editor of British 'Vogue'. Not appearing on the cover herself, instead, she has chosen to feature 15 women she believes reflect female empowerment and diversity.

Duchess Meghan chose 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”.

Meghan Markle
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“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.

Meghan Markle

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The full list of cover stars on the cover of the edition is as follows:
  • 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

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reveal name of their new foundation (21/07/2019)

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are beginning a new chapter as the directors of their own charitable foundation.

A month after Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan split from their joint charity with Prince William and Duchess Kate, details of their new foundation are starting to emerge.

According to The Sun’s royal correspondent, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s new venture will be called “Sussex Royal.” In addition to Harry and Meghan Markle, the charity’s directors are the couple’s head of communications, Sara Latham, and former Royal Foundation staffer Natalie Campbell.

According to the certificate of incorporation obtained by Royal correspondent Emily Andrews, Sussex Royal was registered as a private company. The duke and duchess made a good choice with the name; it’s also their Instagram handle, @sussexroyal. 

With the creation of the charity, the Sussex’s are truly creating a brand centered around their titles. 

Beyoncé meets Meghan Markle on Lion King red carpet in London (15/07/2019)

Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex – formerly Meghan Markle – were joined by Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z in London’s Leicester Square on Sunday for the premiere of The Lion King.

Duchess Meghan has made several public appearances since the birth of baby Archie, including at the women’s final at Wimbledon at the weekend. She is technically still on maternity leave.

Despite this, the Duchess reportedly chose to attend the British premiere. Royal mothers can apparently pick and choose the public appearances they make during their maternity leave.

Arriving at the glitzy premiere alongside her husband, Duchess Meghan looked absolutely stunning on the red (or orangey yellow) carpet. She wore a black Jason Wu dress with long sheer sleeves.

Meghan Markle and Beyonce, Lion King London
Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, meet cast and crew, including U.S. singer-songwriter Beyonce and her husband, U.S. rapper Jay-Z, as they attend the European premiere of the film The Lion King in London, Britain July 14, 2019. Photo Credit: Niklas Halle’n/Pool via REUTERS

While Meghan has walked plenty of red carpets as an actress, Sunday marked her first film premiere as a royal. 

She and Harry hugged and shared a conversation with Beyoncé, who wore a custom gold pleated gown with a thigh-high slit by Cong Tri, and her husband JAY-Z at the premiere.

The premiere was held in “support of the conservation and communities work of His Royal Highness through The Royal Foundation”, Buckingham Palace said.

The royal couple also had the chance to chat with representatives from organisations doing ground-breaking work for conservation and the environment.

Disney has announced its global conservation campaign Protect the Pride to mark the movie’s release.

Meghan Markle, Pippa and Kate Middleton all smiles at the Wimbledon Women’s Final (14/07/2019)

Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and Pippa Matthews all enjoyed a day out together to watch the Wimbledon Women’s Final match.

While the Duchess Cambridge, Kate Middleton looked chic in a green Dolce & Gabbana dress, Duchess Meghan wore a smart Hugo Boss look. The duchesses were joined by Kate’s sister, Pippa Matthews, and all three women looked to be having the best time in the Royal Box.

Meghan Markle Pippa and Kate Middleton
The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duchess of Sussex and Pippa Matthews look on during the womens final between Serena Williams (USA) and Simona Halep (ROU) on day 12 at the All England Lawn and Croquet Club. Photo Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports

Meghan sat in between the Middleton sisters, sharing a conversation with fellow new mom Pippa, who welcomed son Arthur with husband James Matthews in October 2018.

Meghan Markle makes appearance at Trooping the Colour (09/06/2019)

Just a month after giving birth to her first child, the Duchess of Sussex made her first official appearance on Saturday to celebrate the Trooping the Colour 2019 parade with husband Prince Harry and the rest of the royal family.

Meghan Markle, made a brief return from maternity leave to attend the Trooping the Colour 2019 festivities with the rest of the royal family on Saturday in the UK.

The Queen may have turned 93 on April 21, but Trooping the Colour is the official celebration of the monarch’s birthday and her ongoing reign.

Meghan Markle Trooping the Colour 2019
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge ride by carriage down the Mall during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Sitting in a carriage alongside Prince Harry, the Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess of Cornwall, the Duchess of Sussex wore a navy short sleeve dress by Givenchy with a matching hat by Noelle Stewart.

Royal fans also noticed a new piece of jewellery on the new mum’s wedding finger, which appeared to be an additional band.


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