Meghan Markle shares behind-the-scenes footage of collaboration with Vogue

Lawrence Kim
February 14, 2020

Meghan wrote: "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".

Meghan guest-edited the September edition of the magazine, titled "Forces for Change", which featured 15 female figures including student climate activist Greta Thunberg, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, actresses Salma Hayek Pinault and Jameela Jamil, boxer Ramla Ali and author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

The video, posted on the Sussex Royal Instagram channel, celebrated the news late on Thursday night that Meghan's issue was the fastest-selling in British Vogue's history and the biggest-selling issue of the past decade.

The same day, Meghan hopped Instagram and posted a behind-the-scenes video (from August) showing her discussion with the Editor-in-chief. He added, "I can't wait to see what 2020 has in store".

Meghan responds, "I wanted to see if you would help me with Smart Works, right?"

Meghan went on to reveal she had a "surprise" for Enninful, to congratulate him for bringing her vision to life.

In said video, Markle and Enninful call some of the women who ended up on the issue's cover, including Laverne Cox, Adwoa Aboah, Yara Shahidi (the "very first name" Markle had in mind for the cover), and Jane Fonda.

Meghan then told South Sudanese-Australian model Adut Akech: "Just know that we are so, so proud that you're on the cover with everything that you represent".

Actress turned activist Jane Fonda said in her call: "Meghan, I'm so proud of you for using your wonderful platform and strong voice, and I'm so honoured to be part of it with those other unbelievable women". "Thank you so much for including me".

The "Forces for Change" issue featured a number of empowering women including environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg and former United States first lady Michelle Obama.

Meghan shot down the idea that she would grace the cover of the magazine after she and Enninful discussed the possibility of having the royal appear on the front page.

"In the end, she felt that it would be in some ways a "boastful" thing to do for this particular project".

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