Published On: Mon, Aug 19th, 2019

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Meghan guest-edited British Vogue’s September issue, named ‘Forces for Change’, which hit the stands on Friday, August 2. Laverne Cox, an American actress and LGBTQ+ advocate, featured as one of the women on the front cover of the issue. She recalled receiving a surprise phone call from the Duchess of Sussex, thanking her for being a “Force for Change”.

The Orange Is the New Black star explained to E! News: “Months ago Edward, the editor of British Vogue, DM-ed me on Instagram, I’ve known Edward for many years and I’m just such a huge fan of him.

“What he’s done in his career and what he’s doing with British Vogue is so incredible.

“He DMs me like ‘can I call you’ and then he told me he would like me to be on the cover of the September issue of British Vogue, with some other amazing women who he couldn’t tell me who they were and I said ‘of course’.

“It wasn’t until the week before the issue came out, I was in New York doing press for Orange, and he texts me like ‘can I call you’ and I said ‘I’m doing press we have this window’.

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“And he was like ‘it’s epic, legendary and historic’ and I’m like ‘I’m already on the cover what’s more legendary than that?’ And he calls like ‘I have the Duchess of Sussex on the phone’.

“She just said ‘the issue is all about being a force for change and you’re a force for change.

“’Congratulations and thank you for all the work you do’.”

In a piece for The Times, Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful revealed that Meghan was never truly interested in featuring on the magazine’s cover in the traditional sense.

As Ms Rumbelow notes, Meghan was “giving herself the editorial voice that other royal women, such as the Duchess of Cambridge, have chosen not to exercise”.

However, the move was met with open arms by Mr Enninful, who described it as a “no-brainer” and claims the Duchess of Sussex “sees the world like an editor”.

Meghan’s cover features 15 groundbreaking women, including New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg.

Speaking about the project, Meghan Markle said: “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.

“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.

“I hope readers feel as inspired as I do, by the forces for change they’ll find within these pages.”

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