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29th Jul 2019

Meghan Markle puts Sinéad Burke on the cover of British Vogue

A gorgeous cover.

Anna O'Rourke

A big honour.

Sinéad Burke will appear on her first British Vogue cover next month – all thanks to Meghan Markle.

Meghan is guest editor of the magazine for its September issue, it was confirmed last night.

Writer and advocate Sinéad, who hails from Ireland, was chosen as one of 15 women to be on the cover.

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On it, she poses in a custom trench dress by Burberry.

“I’ve been collecting the September issue of Vogue for as long as I can remember,” she wrote on Instagram last night.

“They were my gateway into a world that I (at the time) couldn’t visualise myself within.

“Those September issues still line my bookcases at home and now, I’ll get to add one more to that collection – one with me on the cover and many other womxn I respect, admire and am inspired by.”

Meghan and Sinéad first met in 2018 during Meghan and Harry’s royal visit to Ireland.

Actress Jameela Jamil, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and environmental activist Greta Thunberg are among the other women featured on the cover.

Meghan Markle

Last night the royal family announced that Meghan had guest edited the September issue, which she named ‘Forces for Change’.

She spent seven months working with editor Edward Enniful to curate it.

“For the cover, The Duchess chose a diverse selection of women from all walks of life, each driving impact and raising the bar for equality, kindness, justice and open mindedness,” read the announcement on the Sussex’s Instagram.

“The sixteenth space on the cover, a mirror, was included so that when you hold the issue in your hands, you see yourself as part of this collective.”

The issue, set to hit shelves on 2 August, will feature a conversation between Meghan and former US First Lady Michelle Obama and an interview with ethologist Dr Jane Goodall by Prince Harry.