Last summer, the Duchess of Sussex was invited to edit the September issue of the prestigious fashion magazine Vogue in its British edition, a fact unprecedented in its more than 100-year history. Now an unpublished video by Meghan Markle and Edward Ennninful, editor in chief of the magazine, has just seen the light.
Under the theme of #forcesforchange, British Vogue portrayed under the direction of Meghan 15 of the most influential women in the world including Laverne Cox, Jane Fonda, Yara Shahidi, Greta Thunberg and the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, among others.
Today, five months later, we know that the copy that Meghan Markle edited as a guest made history thanks to these Enninful statements:
"I am delighted to announce that our sales rose in the second half of 2019, but the real joy for me was the success of our September issue," he commented on instagram. “#Forcesforchange, the issue that featured the Duchess of Sussex as a guest editor , was the fastest-selling number in the history of British Vogue, sold out in ten days, and the best-selling in the entire decade. I can't wait to see what 2020 has in store for us!”
To celebrate, Enninful and Meghan Markle shared a behind-the-scenes video that was recorded last August in London on their networks.
In the video you can see the great chemistry between the editor and the "guest editor". The first tells of the emotion it was when Meghan Markle received him at Kensigton Palace for tea: “I told you, delighted to meet you, Duchess! But you said call me Meghan!”, a memory that makes both laugh in unison.
The importance of the number fell on the idea of talking about the women who were changing the world, and that within its variety anyone who read it "could see themselves reflected among them", as the Duchess of Sussex is heard to say.
Then, in a nice round of calls, the editor and Meghna Markle proceed to announce to the chosen ones that they will be part of the cover of such an important number. It can be heard how most of the receivers are amazed to be talking on the phone with Prince Harry's very wife. The actress Jane Fonda was especially affectionate with the duchess.
“Meghan, I am so proud of the way you are using your powerful voice from your incredible platform… It is a great honor to be a part of all this with all those incredible women. Thank you very much for including me”, the Oscar-winning actress humbly assured.