British Vogue's September 2019 Issue Shares 'Forces for Change' Cover By Peter Lindbergh

Iconic photographer Peter Lindbergh photographs the cover of British Vogue’s September 2019 issue, guest edited by Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex.

Iconic photographer Peter Lindbergh photographs the cover of British Vogue’s September 2019 issue, guest edited by Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex.

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex guest edits British Vogue’s September 2019 issue, considered the most important issue of the year. Editor-in-chief-Edward Enninful invited Meghan to appear on the cover, but she declined, saying it would be considered “boastful”. With minions clamoring to criticize the Duchess at every turn in the road, declining was absolutely the correct decision.

Instead, the September 2019 British Vogue cover features 15 women who are “trailblazing changemakers, united by their fearlessness in breaking barriers”, according to a statement issued by Buckingham Palace.

The female ensemble of “trailblazing changemakers” includes activist actor Jane Fonda, climate change advocate, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and supermodel now maternal health advocate Christy Turlington Burns.

Markle has worked on the project for seven months, connecting with Michelle Obama and persuading her husband Prince Harry to join the dialogue with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall.

Rounding out the list are Adwoa Aboah, mental health campaigner and model; Adut Akech, Model and former refugee (although she says she will always be a refugee); Ramla Ali, boxer; Sinead Burke, diversity advocate and lecturer; Gemma Chan, campaigner and actor; Laverne Cox, LGBTQIA+ advocate and actor; Salma Hayek Pinault, actor, producer and women’s rights advocate; Francesca Hayward, royal ballet principal dancer; Jameela Jamil, body positivity advocate and actor; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author and feminist; and Yara Shahidi, founder of Eighteen x 18 and actor (and adored by Michelle Obama).

Meghan said: “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.

“Through this lens I hope you’ll feel the strength of the collective in the diverse selection of women chosen for the cover as well as the team of support I called upon within the issue to help bring this to light.

“I hope readers feel as inspired as I do by the forces for change they’ll find within these pages.”

"To have the country's most influential beacon of change guest edit British Vogue at this time has been an honour, a pleasure and a wonderful surprise," said Enninful. The September 2019 issue hits newsstands on Friday, August 2.

The cover is photographed by Peter Lindbergh — his first British Vogue cover since September 1992. Many of the women were photographed via video links.

The 16th spot on the cover will appear in print as a silver reflective mirror, to show how you, the reader, are part of this extraordinary moment in time – and to encourage you to use your own platform to bring change.

The Duchess will introduce Forces for Change in her own words in her guest editor’s letter, in addition to her interview with America’s former First Lady Michelle Obama.

Meghan turned down the offer to feature on the issue cover, preferring to focus on the women she admires, British Vogue’s editor-in-chief, Edward Enninful, said. Photograph by Peter Lindbergh.

Meghan turned down the offer to feature on the issue cover, preferring to focus on the women she admires, British Vogue’s editor-in-chief, Edward Enninful, said. Photograph by Peter Lindbergh.

Meghan's Dear Friend Misha Nonoo Opens London Pop-Up At 70-72 Marylebone Lane

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Meghan Markle’s close friend Misha Nonoo garnered front page attention when her $185 relaxed fit ‘Husband Shirt’ showed up at Markle’s first public appearance with Prince Harry at The Invictus Games in 2017.

New York-based Nonoo, who is rumored to be the matchmaker between Harry and Meghan, is now in London, ensconced in her first pop-up space in at 70-72 Marylebone Lane.

Markle and Nonoo are joined at the hip on the topic of sustainability. The designer, who plans another pop-up in New York during September, will open a permanent location in either London or New York next year.

Determined to reduce fashion’s waste, the 2013 CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund finalist switched to an on-demand production model in 2017. Products sold online or in the Marylebone pop-up will be made specifically for each client, arriving five to seven business days later, writes London’s Evening Standard.

Along with pieces from her modular capsule “Create Your 8” collection, the pop-up is also selling skincare and candles from Aurelia, Austin Austin Organics, EYM Naturals, Stay Wild Swim , as well as eco laundry essentials from British brand The Laundress.

In-shop events feature panel discussions featuring female entrepreneurs such as Dame Helena Morrisey along with sustainable experts such as Cora Hilts of Rêve En Vert and Harriet Vocking, Chief Brand Officer at Eco-Age. Read more Nonoo tips on style and sustainable shopping.

Meghan + Harry Introduce Baby Sussex To The World In Charming, Sensitive Interview + Photo Op

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pictured with their baby son in the majestic setting of St George's Hall at Windsor Castle today  via

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pictured with their baby son in the majestic setting of St George's Hall at Windsor Castle today via

Baby Sussex was introduced to the world today, lovingly cradled not by his mom Duchess Meghan but by his adoring father Prince Harry. This daddy pose actually doesn’t break new ground, as Prince Charles held Prince Williams in an official photo shortly after his birth. We all know that Prince Harry will break new norms in parenting, but it’s important to keep the facts straight.

Speaking of breaking norms, the baby’s name is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Meghan and Harry have elected not to use courtesy titles at this time - so Archie will not be reffered to as the Earl of Dumbarton.

The beaming couple touched two themes strongly. First, their own adoration of each other sends hopeful joy into the universe. Meghan’s affectionate body language was on full display, cementing the threesome in unity. Some have charactericized this gesture as deference and insecurity on Meghan’s part. AOC sees it as a sign of female confidence and directional, female power, so go figure.

Second, Harry led the convo on how much babies change in the first 2-4 weeks after birth. The couple is making Baby Sussex into a living, breathing person impacted by his environment and changing every day. This commentary sets the stage for future work important to the couple, in its focus on early childhood development.

Harry said: 'Everyone says that babies change so much over two weeks we're basically monitoring how the changing process happens over this next month really. But his looks are changing every single day, so who knows.'

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pictured with their baby son in the majestic setting of St George's Hall at Windsor Castle today  via

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pictured with their baby son in the majestic setting of St George's Hall at Windsor Castle today via

Speaking for only a few minutes from inside the majestic St George's Hall at Windsor Castle, a radiant Meghan said quietly: 'It's magic, it's pretty amazing. He's just been the dream so it's been a special couple of days.”

“I have the two best guys in the world so I'm really happy. He has the sweetest temperament, he's really calm.”

Meghan insisted that a US broadcaster attend the public unveiling of Baby Sussex, choosing CBS and Meghan’s friend Gayle King to attend. King was also a guest at Meghan’s New York baby showers, writes the Daily Mail. Whether it was a hat draw or something more special remains to be seen.

King was with the couple at Frogmore Cottage over the weekend, arriving in the UK to film a ‘royal special’ “The show, Meghan and Harry Plus One, is set to air on CBS on May 17, and will feature chats from royal insiders and Meghan's friends to mark the one-year anniversary of the royal marriage and the birth of their first child,” accoring to DM.

Baby Sussex arrived at 5.26am on Monday, weighing 7lb 3oz, and is thought to have been born at the Portland Hospital in London, a plush US-owned hospital favoured by many wealthy American expats.

Meghan - who had been more than a week overdue - is believed to have gone into labour late on Sunday, when she was driven 28 miles away to a London hospital, ending her hopes of a home birth. 

Later in the day Archie met his great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II and several other members of the royal family. Meghan’s mum Doria Ragland has been with Meghan & Harry for some time, and will stay on to not only help with Archie, but to help Meghan use yoga to return her body to its pre-pregnancy state.

Later in the day Archie met his great-grandmother  Queen Elizabeth II  and several other members of the royal family. Meghan’s mum Doria Ragland has been at her side and will stay on for a time as a new order comes to the Sussex household.

Later in the day Archie met his great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II and several other members of the royal family. Meghan’s mum Doria Ragland has been at her side and will stay on for a time as a new order comes to the Sussex household.