Chimamanda Adichie, Adut Akech, Ramla Ali cover British Vogue’s September Issue, Meghan Markle As Guest Editor

Meghan Markle

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle is the guest editor for the September issue of British Vogue which covers remarkable women.

Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie along with Somalian Boxer Ramla Ali, Models Adwoa Aboah and Adut Akech, Actress Yara Shahidi, the Prime Minister of New Zealand; Jacinda Ardern, Sinéad Burke, Jane Fonda, Laverne Cox, Gemma Chan, Salma Hayek, Jameela Jamil, Greta Thunberg, Francesca Hayward were all featured on the cover of the magazine.

Speaking on the epic team up with Meghan Markle, Edward Enninful, a British fashion stylist who is also co-editing with the Duchess, said:

For the past few months, the Duchess and I have been working together on this shared passion project: to dedicate British Vogue’s biggest issue of the year to all the remarkable women who are redefining our world for the better. We have called it – and them – our #ForcesForChange.
The story begins with this cover, starring 15 changemakers, all titans in their respective fields, who have been personally selected by the Duchess and myself for the powerful and positive differences they are making in our world. The 16th slot will appear as a mirror on the printed cover and was included at the special request of the Duchess to show that you – that all of us, in fact – are part of this moment too.

It’s been a real labour of love and I feel very humbled today to be able to finally unveil it to the world. Read about how the Duchess became the first guest editor of the September issue in the magazine’s 103-year history at Vogue.co.uk now, and discover the full cover story in the new issue, on newsstands Friday 2 August.

The official Instagram account of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex also announced the team up with a statement.

It reads:

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”

For the cover, The Duchess chose a diverse selection of women from all walks of life, each driving impact and raising the bar for equality, kindness, justice and open mindedness. The sixteenth space on the cover, a mirror, was included so that when you hold the issue in your hands, you see yourself as part of this collective. The women on the cover include:

@AdwoaAboah 
@AdutAkech 
@SomaliBoxer 
@JacindaArdern
@TheSineadBurke
@Gemma_Chan 
@LaverneCox 
@JaneFonda 
@SalmaHayek
@FrankieGoesToHayward
@JameelaJamilOfficial
@Chimamanda_Adichie
@YaraShahidi
@GretaThunberg 
@CTurlington

We are excited to announce that within the issue you’ll find: an exclusive interview between The Duchess and former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, a candid conversation between The Duke of Sussex and Dr Jane Goodall, inspirational articles written by Brené Brown, Jameela Jamil and many others. Equally, you’ll find grassroots organisations and incredible trailblazers working tirelessly behind the scenes to change the world for the better.
“Guest Editing the September issue of British Vogue has been rewarding, educational and inspiring. 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.” – The Duchess of Sussex

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