Watch Meghan Markle Surprise Call Her “Forces for Change” British ‘Vogue’ Cover Stars
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- Meghan Markle surprised called the “Forces for Change” cover stars of her British Vogue September 2019 issue.
- The celebrities and activists didn’t know she was the one who wanted them on the cover.
For those who didn’t immediately buy the issue and tape it to their bedroom walls, Meghan Markle channeled her inner Miranda Priestly and took over British Vogue in September 2019. As the guest editor, Meghan selected 15 “brilliant female changemakers who have had a laudable impact in recent times and who are set to reshape society in radical and positive ways in the future.” Together, changemakers like Jameela Jamil, Greta Thunberg, Gemma Chan, Laverne Cox, and Jane Fonda all made up the cover of her “Forces for Change” issue. But the best part about all of this is not that Meghan has a future as an editor (that’s pretty effing exciting, though), but that these cover stars didn’t even know Meghan was behind the issue until she surprised them.
This afternoon, British Vogue Editor-in-Chief Edward Enniful posted a video of the moment he and Meghan called everyone and told them why Meghan wanted to celebrate them. The short film begins with Meghan and Edward speaking about how the whole project came to be—Meghan initially reached out for help with Smart Works before giving him a little nudge and asking if she could be the first person in history to guest edit the magazine. Like any person with their wits about them, Edward was like, “Yes, please!”
After talking about the impactful and inspiring magazine they produced, Meghan surprised Edward with some party hats before they jumped in and started calling the cover stars to reveal Meghan had a hand in everything.
In short: I am fully crying in the club right now just imagining being Yara Shahidi and hearing Meghan say, “I kid you not, the very first name that I said I wanted on the cover was you.” And when Jane Fonda told her, “Meghan, I’m so proud of you for using your amazing platform and your strong voice, and I’m so honoured to be a part of it with all those other amazing women” the tears continued to flow.
TBH, if this didn’t fill your heart with pure joy, please watch this again with the volume all the way up and consider seeking help.