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These Are The Women Who Inspire The Duchess of Sussex

Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex has been working on a special project with British Vogue for the last few months. She has guest edited the magazine’s September Issue, using the opportunity to put a spotlight on the women who inspire her.

From actress and life positivity activist Jameela Jamil to passionate environmentalist Greta Thunberg and New Zealand’s leader Jacinda Ardern, all the women who appear on the cover were specifically chosen by Meghan Markle for their sense of “equality, kindness, justice, and open mindedness,” according to a statement on Sussex Royal.

Also appearing on the cover are Hollywood stars Yara Shahidi, Salma Hayek and Gemma Chan. And you might notice a blank space too – it’s a mirror  so that “when you hold the issue in your hands, you see yourself as part of this collective,” it reads on the Insta post.


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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 #ForcesForChange

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The Duchess of Sussex is the first person in history to guest edit British Vogue’s September issue which she describes as “rewarding, educational and inspiring.”



Nehal is an award-winning news presenter, author of "A Kids Book About Kindness Online" and founder of CelebrityKind. She has dedicated her career to creating connected and healthy spaces in the media. When she's not writing, you'll find Nehal hanging with family, dancing to Beyoncé, interpreting Taylor Swift lyrics or watching old eps of Oprah.

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