Meghan Markle Set Body-Positive Rules for Photographer Peter Lindbergh for Guest-Edited Vogue Cover
For the first time in the 103-year history of the British Vogue, the magazine is deviating from tradition and employing the services of a guest editor. And none other than the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle is set to do the honors.
The Duchess is very interested in natural beauty, even on one of the world’s most prominent magazines as it is her strict rule for the magazine to reveal freckles.
According to the Editor-in-chief of the magazine, Edward Enninful, who worked with Meghan on the project, he said she has been ‘quite vocal.’ The pair chose the famous photographer, Peter Lindbergh, to handle the camera.
In an interview with VOGUE, Peter detailed his experience working with the Duchess.
“My instructions from the Duchess were clear: ‘I want to see freckles!’”
Meghan and Lindbergh’s relationship has a history as he was the one who handled her previous Vanity Fair cover, and as usual, she was always eager to show off her ‘freckles’ to the world.
Another instance where she proudly put her freckles on display was at her famous royal wedding to Prince Harry.
DETAILS ON THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE
Insight into the long-awaited project was offered to the public on Sunday through an Instagram post from Meghan and husband, Prince Harry’s official Instagram page.
Entitled “Forces for Change,” the issue highlights “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 post revealed.
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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
The issue as detailed by PAGE SIX featured a long list of prominent individuals such as activists/models: Christy Turlington, Adut Akech and Adwoa Aboah as well as Yara Shahidi, Gemma Chan and Jacinda Arden just to mention a few.
The issue also features an exclusive interview between the Duchess and Michelle Obama, and another between iconic primatologist, Dr. Jane Goodall and Prince Harry.