Meghan Markle Criticized for Not Featuring the Queen in the Magazine Issue She Co-Edited
British Vogue recently revealed that Duchess Meghan co-edited their September issue. However, some people have criticized her for not including the Queen in the issue.
Duchess Meghan became the first person to guest-edit British Vogue. She worked with Editor-in-chief Edward Enninful since January to get the issue ready.
The pair titled their issue “Forces for Change.” The Duchess was meant to be part of the 15 women chosen for the cover but she refused to feature choosing to not be “boastful.”
The women whom she chose were those she admired. They included celebrities, politicians, and activists who are known for tackling issues such as diversity, body positivity, transgender rights, and climate change.
“Not just The Queen for example a doctor or nurse, a teacher, lawyer so many women contribute to our society in many different ways.”
Another social media user named Nellie Sabin complained:
“Of all the women MM selected, she did NOT choose The Queen. The original feminist. Anyone could learn volumes from her - yet MM refuses to listen.”
She was also blamed for getting herself involved in politics. Brexit MEP Ann Widdecombe said: “Royals have not only got to keep out of politics but they have got to be seen to keep out of politics.”
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What changes do you want to see in the world? That’s the question HRH The Duchess of Sussex @SussexRoyal and #BritishVogue posed to 15 women with 15 unique causes in the September 2019 #ForcesForChange issue. Meet the September issue cover stars as they discuss who and what is inspiring change today. Stay tuned for the full film on Vogue.co.uk/video. Directed and edited by @Kloss_Films. Starring: @AdwoaAboah @AdutAkech @SomaliBoxer @JacindaArdern @TheSineadBurke @Gemma_Chan @LaverneCox @JaneFonda @SalmaHayek @FrankieGoesToHayward @JameelaJamilOfficial @Chimamanda_Adichie @YaraShahidi @GretaThunberg @CTurlington
Some of the people Meghan included in the issue were Jane Fonda, Laverne Cox, Salma Hayek Pinault, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Author and broadcaster Bobby Friedman attacked the Duchess stated that people probably thought she saw herself as “more of an A-lister celebrity rather than a member of the Royal Family.”
Speaking about the guest-editing experience Meghan said she found the last seven months a rewarding process.
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Introducing the September 2019 issue of #BritishVogue, guest-edited by HRH The Duchess of Sussex @SussexRoyal. Entitled #ForcesForChange, the cover features 15 world-leading women who are reshaping public life for global good, and were personally chosen by The Duchess of Sussex, and British Vogue’s editor-in-chief @Edward_Enninful. The 16th slot – which, in print, appears as a mirror – is intended by The Duchess to show how you are part of this collective moment of change too. Click the link in bio to read about how The #DuchessOfSussex became the first guest editor of the September issue in the magazine’s 103-year history. Photographed in New York, Stockholm, London and Auckland by @TheRealPeterLindbergh, with fashion editors @Edward_Enninful and @TheRealGraceCoddington, hair by @BartPumpkin and @SergeNormant, make-up by @TheValGarland and @Diane.Kendal, nails by @LorraineVGriffin and @YukoTsuchihashi. On newsstands Friday 2 August. Starring: @AdwoaAboah @AdutAkech @SomaliBoxer @JacindaArdern @TheSineadBurke @Gemma_Chan @LaverneCox @JaneFonda @SalmaHayek @FrankieGoesToHayward @JameelaJamilOfficial @Chimamanda_Adichie @YaraShahidi @GretaThunberg @CTurlington
She was pleased to have had the opportunity “to take the most read fashion issue and steer its focus to the values, causes and people making impact in the world today.”
The Duchess revealed that her aim with the issue was for readers to “feel the strength of the collective in the diverse selection of women.” She also hoped people would be as “inspired” as she was by the women on the cover.
Not just The Queen for example a doctor or nurse, a teacher, lawyer so many women contribute to our society in many different ways— stephanie 🤦🏻♀️ (@stephartrave8) July 29, 2019
British Vogue said the unique issue represented one of the most radical publications in their 100-year history. The magazine said they actually considered it to be their most important edition of the year.