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Meghan guest edits British Vogue, features 'Forces for Change' women

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The cover of British Vogue's September issue entitled 'Forces for Change. ' Reuters

The Meghan, wife of Britain's Prince Harry, has chosen to feature 15 women she considers "Forces for change" on the cover of the September issue of British Vogue that she guest edited, Buckingham Palace said on Sunday.

The edition, entitled "Forces for Change," will feature 15 women "united by their fearlessness in breaking barriers," including world-renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, according to a statement released by the royal family.

The Duchess of Sussex, who gave birth to her first child in May, spent seven months working with British Vogue's Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful on the issue.

The duchess herself doesn't appear on the cover.

Enninful said they discussed whether Meghan should be on the front cover from the beginning, but said in the end she "felt that it would be in some ways a 'boastful' thing to do for this particular project".

"She wanted, instead, to focus on the women she admires," he said.

The former actor, 37, said in a statement she had sought to steer the focus of the September issue - usually the year's most read - to "the values, causes and people making impact in the world today."

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Patron of Smart Works, is pictured in the workroom of the Smart Works, London office. Reuters

The cover of the magazine, which will be available on Aug.2, features names like teenage climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, boxer Ramla Ali and actor and women's rights advocate Salma Hayek Pinault.

Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward, and model and former refugee Adut Akech are among others featured in a list that also includes mental health and diversity campaigners.

She said she hopes readers will be inspired by the magazine's focus on 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," Meghan said in the statement.

"I hope readers feel as inspired as I do, by the 'Forces for Change' they'll find within these pages."

The issue also features a "candid conversation" between Meghan and former US first lady Michelle Obama, and an interview with veteran primatologist Jane Goodall.

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, was featured on the magazine's cover in 2016 for its centenary edition.

 

Agencies