'Meghan Markle's Vogue cover broke boundaries - it will go down in the history books'

Danielle Stacey
Royal Correspondent

British Vogue’s highly anticipated September issue, guest edited by the Duchess of Sussex, dropped last Friday.

One royal commentator says the magazine’s front cover “broke boundaries.”

Meghan, 38, chose to feature 15 ‘trailblazing’ women, whom she referred to as Forces for Change, because of their values and campaigns.

Harper’s Bazaar’s royal commentator Omid Scobie tells Yahoo UK’s ‘The Royal Box’: “I think it was a really diverse mix of people, this cover really broke boundaries.

“We’ve got Laverne Cox, the first transgender person on the front of cover. We’ve got Sinéad Burke, who’s the Irish influencer and has given that very famous Ted Talk about fashion being accessible to everyone of all backgrounds, ethnicities, body shapes, disabilities and so on, so I think really it’s one that goes down in the history books.”

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Meghan at the Lion King premiere in London. [Photo: Getty]

The 16th tile on the cover represents a mirror. The duchess said she wanted to include the reader so they could use their own platforms to effect change.

Scobie says that “amplifying everyone’s voices and inspiring people to actually get involved in these initiatives,” is what Meghan has always been about.

Other highlights from the September issue include a Q&A with former First Lady for the United States Michelle Obama and the announcement that Meghan will be launching a womenswear line this autumn to support one of her patronages Smart Works.