You can go ahead and add "editor" to the growing list of titles the Duchess of Sussex goes by these days. Apparently, Meghan Markle has been busy guest editing British Vogue for the past seven months. The royals offered a glimpse of the inspirational magazine cover on Instagram and it'll make you squeal with excitement to finally discover what's inside.
Markle has been mostly absent from the public eye lately as she and Prince Harry spend some quality time with baby Archie. But just because she's avoided the spotlight doesn't mean she's temporarily abandoned her royal duties entirely.
According to a post on the @SussexRoyal Instagram account on Mon., Her Royal Highness has spent the past seven months (since before Archie was born) curating content for the Sept. issue of British Vogue alongside Editor-In-Chief Edward Enninful "to create an issue that highlights the power of the collective."
The issue is titled Forces of Change. On the black-and-white cover, you'll recognize the faces of Yara Shahidi, Jane Fonda, Laverne Cox, Jacina Ardern, who is the Prime Minister of New Zealand, and a slew of other powerful women. In the sixteenth photo, there is a mirror, "so that when you hold the issue in your hands, you see yourself as part of this collective," the caption says.
If the cover seems familiar, it's because the duchess took inspiration from the Jan. 1990 cover featuring Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford, Marie Claire reported. Markle selected the 15 women based on their social impact. They come "from all walks of life," the caption says.
Inside the magazine, which hits newsstands on Fri., you'll find an interview Markle hosted with Michelle Obama (dreams do come true), as well as with Dr. Jane Goodall. Author and University of Houston researcher Brené Brown, British actor Jameela Jamil, and other trailblazers will also be included in the issue.
Basically, it's a compilation of stories from and about inspiring women that feminists can cherish for eternity, curated by one of the most influential of our generation: Meghan Markle. Since marrying into royalty, the duchess has dabbled in cookbook writing and taken on a number of charitable causes. Now, she can officially be called an editor — or a guest editor, rather — too.
"Guest editing the September issue of British Vogue has been rewarding, educational, and inspiring," the duchess was quoted in the caption. "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."
See what all the magazine beholds when it goes on sale Aug. 2.