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The Duchess of Sussex guest edits the September issue of British Vogue


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The Duchess of Sussex has guest edited the September issue of British Vogue

The edition, entitled ‘Forces for Change’ features a collection of trailblazing changemakers, united by their fearlessness in breaking barriers. 

The issue, which will be available to buy next Friday, includes a candid conversation between Meghan and the former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama.

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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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Prince Harry also has a role in the publication as he conducts an interview with world-renowned ethologist and primatologist, Dr Jane Goodall.

Speaking of the news, the Duchess of Sussex said: “These last seven months have been a rewarding process, curating and collaborating with Edward Enninful, British Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief, to take the year’s most read fashion issue and steer its focus to 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. I hope readers feel as inspired as I do, by the ‘Forces for Change’ they’ll find within these pages.”

The ‘Forces for Change’ cover features the following fifteen women: 

Adwoa Aboah, Mental health campaigner and model

Adut Akech, Model and former refugee 

Ramla Ali, Boxer 

Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand 

Sinead Burke, Diversity advocate and lecturer

Gemma Chan, Campaigner and actor

Laverne Cox, LGBTQIA+ advocate and actor 

Jane Fonda, Campaigner and actor

Salma Hayek Pinault, Women’s rights advocate, actor and producer 

Francesca Hayward, Royal Ballet principal dancer

Jameela Jamil, Body positivity advocate and actor 

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Author

Yara Shahidi, Founder of Eighteen x 18 and actor 

Greta Thunberg, Climate change campaigner and student 

Christy Turlington Burns, Founder of Every Mother Counts and model

There is a 16th box that serves as a mirror where the reader can see themselves where they can “use their own platforms to effect change.”

The September issue of British Vogue is available on digital download and on newsstands on Friday 2nd August.