Meghan Markle has gone bold with the cover of her issue of British Vogue

Catriona Harvey-Jenner
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From Cosmopolitan

Meghan Markle can now add 'magazine editor' to the list of strings on her bow, as the September issue of British Vogue guest edited by herself is released later this week.

The Duchess of Sussex has taken the reins of the iconic fashion magazine alongside Editor-in-Chief, Edward Enninful, to produce the 'Forces for Change' issue. Meghan Markle has chosen a bold cover for the magazine, which is released on newsstands on Friday 2 August, with the selection of 15 powerful women she has identified as being trailblazers for equality and advancers of important conversation.

The cover features all 15 women, photographed in black and white, and to say it makes an impact is perhaps the understatement of the year.

Among the chosen 'forces for change' is New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who became the second female leader ever to give birth in public office when she had her baby daughter, Neve, last year. Alongside her on the list is model and mental health campaigner Adwoa Aboah - a former Vogue cover star herself - and she's joined by former refugee and boxer Ramla Ali, diversity advocate and lecturer Sinéad Burke, actor Gemma Chan, and various other powerful women.

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The issue isn't released until the end of the week, but it's set to include "an intimate insight into the Duchess’s world", which may or may not allude to a Frogmore Cottage photoshoot which had been speculated about when word of Meghan's guest editorship was spread a few months ago.

As well as that, the magazine will include an interview with former First Lady Michelle Obama conducted by Meghan, as well as an editor's letter. In an Instagram post on the Sussex Royal account, a preview the cover was released with the caption:

"We are proud to announce that Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex is the Guest Editor for the September issue of @BritishVogue. 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'.

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"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," she added.

"Thank you for saying 'Yes!' - and to Edward, thank you for this wonderful opportunity."

Well, I know what I'll be reading over the weekend, then.

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