Meghan Markle Stuns on Cover of Tatler Magazine's 310th Anniversary Issue

Tatler unveils the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle as its 310th-anniversary cover girl featuring a photo taken of her in 2015. 

The Duchess of Sussex is on the cover of Tatler Magazine's 310th-anniversary issue, as she is labeled the "most talked-about woman" in the entire world.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at an official royal engagement | Source: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at an official royal engagement | Source: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine

The Cover Photo

The photo used for the cover was taken in 2015 for an interview with the Canadian website Bay Street Bull, but Tatler decided to photoshop out the hold hoop earrings that she wore in the original photo. 

Inside the magazine is a nationwide poll of whether or not the country believes Markle unites or divides the country along with four different writers with their own views on the question. 

Conflicting Views on Markle

Just last month, Tatler labeled Markle as "Social Climber of the Year" in one of their articles, saying she's reached the "pinnacle of the greasy pole."

However, this anniversary issue will prove whether or not people agree or disagree with their previous statement. 

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This evening, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual #WellChildAwards in London. WellChild aims to ensure every child and young person living with serious health needs has the best chance to thrive with the support and medical care needed in the comfort of their own home. The Duke of Sussex became Patron of WellChild in 2007, and last year both The Duke and Duchess attended the awards to honour the children and families that WellChild supports. The Duke, who first came to these awards over a decade ago, shared in his remarks tonight: “Last year when my wife and I attended we knew we were expecting our first child - no one else did at the time, but we did - and I remember squeezing Meghan’s hand so tightly during the awards, both of us thinking what it would be like to be parents one day, and more so, what it would be like to do everything we could to protect and help our child should they be born with immediate challenges or become unwell over time.  And now, as parents, being here and speaking to all of you pulls at my heart strings in a way I could have never understood until I had a child of my own.” • To find out more about tonight’s event and how you can support this very special organisation, please visit @WellChild Photos ©️ PA images

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Tatler Editor-in-Chief on Markle

After all, Editor-in-Chief of Tatler, Richard Dennen, shares that he himself likes the Duchess. 

"I think the Duchess of Sussex is fabulous. I love that she is independent and not afraid of doing things her way."

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Following our tradition of rotating the accounts we follow on a monthly basis, for the month of October we are celebrating “community.” • Over the last week on their official tour to Southern Africa, The Duke and Duchess have had a poignant reminder of the importance of community - the sense of support and togetherness that is felt from feeling like you are a part of something that respects difference but also celebrates shared values for the greater good. Please let us know the favourite organisation in your community - one you enjoy volunteering for, or that makes you proud to be a part of - one that supports you personally in your everyday life, and that defines what you feel community is all about. Based on your suggestions we will then choose our new accounts to follow for October. Thanks so much and thanks for being a part of the Sussex community! Photo ©️ High Commission

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The Duchess of Sussex on Women and Children's Rights

Since joining the Royal Family, the Duchess of Sussex has immersed himself in many causes and has joined in many celebrations, such as that of the "International Day of the Girl."

Meghan has been a longtime advocate of women's and children's rights, and she continued this advocacy by celebrating the International Day of the Girl. 

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While in Johannesburg today, The Duchess of Sussex visited Victoria Yards, which celebrates the power of community, bringing local artisans and “makers” together to rebuild, support and learn from each other on a holistic level. It was an exceptional afternoon where The Duchess had the chance to connect with the children and founders of the phenomenal programme for kids’ development Timbuktu in The Valley. She was also struck by the local denim designer who founded eponymous brand Tshepo who shared this info about the logo for his line: “The crown on my jeans represents the three ladies who raised me. Enjoy wearing this crown.” Such a beautiful and touching sentiment! Artists, artisans, sculptors, metal workers and carpenters are all part of the fabric of Victoria Yards, but it also utilizes the power of The DICE programme which supports several other local organisations in their work with marginalised youth and women. These include: 94 Colours (run by The Duchess’ guides for the day, Hector and Sibusiso), CDP (a development programme for young unemployed and marginalised women that provides training to start creative enterprises), Enke (rebuilds the confidence and self-belief of unemployed youth through training and practical experience), 26’10 South (an architecture firm designing a local youth centre) and ReimagiNation (works with local secondary school students to create a social and creative enterprising mindset). Stay tuned for more updates from this special afternoon... #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica

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An 11-Year-Old Meghan's Advice

In the video, an 11-year-old Meghan Markle spoke about how it's always good to speak about wrongdoings. She said: 

"If you see something that you don't like or are offended by on television, or any other place, write letters and send them to the right people, and you can really make a difference, not only for yourself, but for other people."

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[Sound On 🔈] Today is International #DayoftheGirl, a day observed globally and created by the United Nations to acknowledge the gender inequality that exists worldwide. Be it lack of access to education, stigma surrounding MHM, forced child marriage, legal or medical inequality, or gender-based violence, there is a pressing need to support young women in their path to excellence. It is also a day to celebrate and encourage girls to know their value and to support them in taking action to grow into the women they wish to be. The Duchess of Sussex has been a long time advocate for women’s and girls rights and at the age of eleven campaigned against a sexist advertisement, which was then changed. No matter what age, or what background you have the power to make an impact. HRH recently shared a quote during a speech in Cape Town: “Visualize your highest self, and show up as her.” • To all of the young girls reading this today on International Day of the Girl, that quote is for you. Video©️SussexRoyal (Images used are from accounts we have followed and PA images)

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A Woman of Many Advocacies

Now at 38-years-old, Meghan continues to stand firm in that belief she had more than two decades ago, as she does countless more speeches than she did before. 

In most of her speeches, she speaks about the importance of women's and children's rights, and how these rights must not be trampled on. 

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