Meghan Markle receives backlash for snubbing queen on Vogue cover

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Royal visit to Cheshire
Royal visit to Cheshire

British Vogueis changing things up this year for their highly anticipated September issue: the magazine will be guest-edited by none other than the Duchess of Sussex, and while most people applauded the 37-year-old royal for the 15 women that she decided to feature on the cover, all deemed "Forces for Change", others were quick to note that Meghan did not include Queen Elizabeth amongst the group of impressive women.

The collaged cover features 15 women: actor and women's rights advocate Salma Hayek Pinault, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacina Ardern, LQBTQIA+ advocate and actor Laverne Cox, youth voting activist and actor Yara Shahidi and climate activist Greta Thunberg among others. One spot is blank and reflective so readers can picture themselves on the cover.

One Twitter user remarked, "Why isn't HM The Queen included on the cover of September's Vogue, @RoyalFamily? Her Majesty is the perfect role model: like many of us she had no choice but to do the job she was given."

Another echoed that sentiment, calling the cover "pathetic."

However, other Vogue readers rushed to the duchess' defense calling the new mother "intelligent and really powerful," commending her on her work and selection of cover stars.

The September issue of British Vogue will be available for purchase on August 2nd.

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