On top of activist, former actor, and literal royalty, Meghan Markle is also adding magazine editor to her already impressive résumé. The editor in chief of British Vogue, Edward Enninful, tapped the Duchess of Sussex to guest-edit the momentous September issue for the magazine, and Meghan has delivered.
For the issue, which is framed around a theme of “Forces for Change,” Meghan decided to “highlight a cast of brilliant female changemakers who are set to re-shape society in radical and positive ways” in her stint as guest editor.
The cover, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, features a composite of 15 women who inspire the duchess. All selected for their achievements in film, TV, politics, activism, and more, the list includes actors the likes of Jameela Jamil, Yara Shahidi, and Laverne Cox — the latter also becoming the first trans person to be featured on any cover of British Vogue.
New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, climate activitist Greta Thunberg, Jane Fonda, dancer Francesca Hayward, models Adut Akech and Christy Turlington Burns, boxer Ramla Ali, Sinéad Burke, Gemma Chan, Salma Hayek Pinault, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Adwoa Aboah are also featured on the cover.