On Sunday, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, took to her joint Instagram account with the Duke of Sussex to announce her newest project: guest editing the 2019 September issue of British Vogue.
According to the Duchess, she has been working closely on the project with British Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief, Edward Enninful, for the last seven months. The issue is set to hit the stands this Friday.
The September issue has been titled “Forces for Change,” which she says “highlights the power of the collective.” It also celebrates inspiring people who work tirelessly to promote kindness, tolerance, and positive change during such a pivotal time for the world.
The cover features fifteen women are known advocates for different causes across various industries, including Laverne Cox, Jameela Jamil, Gemma Chan, Christy Turlington, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, and more.
In the sixteenth space of the cover, there is a mirror, a meaningful detail which the Duchess says “was included so that when you hold the issue in your hands, you can see yourself as part of the collective.”
The issue also includes an exclusive interview between the Duchess and the former first lady, the beloved Michelle Obama, articles written by actor Jamila Jameel and writer Brené Brown, as well as a conversation between the Duke of Sussex and Dr. Jane Goodall.
According to Enninful, the Duchess is the first person to guest edit the September issue, which is widely regarded by the fashion world as the most prominent issue of the year. Moreover, he expressed that Markle did not want to appear on the cover herself. Instead, she tried to focus on putting the spotlight on women that she admires instead.
So far, the Duchess and Enninful have received immense praise for their unique cover and the empowering message behind the 2019 September issue.