Meghan Markle, the royal, philanthropist and global style icon can now add “fashion editor” to her belt.
The Duchess of Sussex is collaborating with British Vogue Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful to helm the fashion magazine’s biggest issue of the year, the September issue.
It may seem to be a dream collaboration but not entirely unexpected given Edward’s mission to diversify the publication and his affinity for the duchess.
“Meghan is an example of how far we’ve all come. I’d love [for her] to be on the cover of Vogue,” Edward said in an interview with The Evening Standard earlier this year.
Meghan’s role in the September issue is likely bigger than a fashion spread though you can expect to pore through pages of a new photo shoot too.
Meghan and Edwards worked together on the “Forces For Change” issue for the past seven months featuring influential women like Laverne Cox, Gemma Chan, Jameela Jamil, and Jane Fonda among many others.
She also had an exclusive interview with former first lady Michelle Obama while her husband Prince Harry had a candid conversation with Dr. Jane Goodall.
“Guest Editing the September issue of British Vogue has been rewarding, educational and inspiring,” Meghan wrote, after announcing the news on Instagram.
“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.”