Meghan Markle Has This One Regret From Her Vogue Experience

In case you missed it, Meghan Markle recently announced that she served as the guest editor for the September issue of British Vogue. This is a huge honor for even the Duchess of Sussex because it is the first time in British Vogue’s history that they allowed a guest editor to edit the September issue. September issues of magazines are often the most expensive as well as the most important, and British Vogue is certainly no different. The new mom appeared to have had a wonderful time serving as the editor-in-chief, but she does have this one regret from the experience.

Meghan Markle guest editor for British Vogue
Meghan Markle | Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Meghan Markle, Editor-In-Chief

British Vogue recently revealed the cover of the magazine that Markle edited on their Instagram page. “Introducing the September 2019 issue of British Vogue, guest-edited by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex. Entitled Forces For Change, the cover features 15 world-leading women who are reshaping public life for global good and were personally chosen by The Duchess of Sussex and British Vogue’s editor-in-chief Edward Enninful. The 16th slot – which, in print, appears as a mirror – is intended by The Duchess to show how you are part of this collective moment of change too,” the caption read.

Guest Editor For British Vogue

The official Instagram for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry also shared details about Markle’s time crafting this very important issue of Vogue. Apparently, plans for this issue had been in play for months and the duchess painstakingly selected people she felt were right for this issue of British Vogue. “The Duchess of Sussex is the first Guest Editor for British Vogue’s September Issue and for the last seven months has worked to create an issue of inclusivity and inspiration, focusing on what connects us rather than what divides us,” the spokesperson for the Sussex Royal account said on Instagram.

Forces For Change

“Fifteen women were chosen for the cover including New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who generously lent her time to support The Duchess in this important issue. The women first met last autumn during Their Royal Highness’ official tour of New Zealand,” the caption continued, giving more detail about how Markle crafted the upcoming issue of British Vogue.

“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. 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 caption concluded, giving more info about how Markle’s vision was brought to life.

Former First Lady, Michelle Obama

It seems that Markle’s creativity truly shines in this issue of British Vogue, so what regret does she have from her experience? This regret involves one of the fifteen women she chose to interview for the magazine. Former First Lady, Michelle Obama is arguably one of the most prominent and well-known women that Markle interviewed. Unfortunately, the duchess wishes that the questions she asked the former First Lady were slightly more robust.

“Had I known Michelle would be so generous in making this a comprehensive interview, my questions would have been lengthier, more probing, more engaging. I would have called her and included the banter on these pages—the laughs and sighs and ping-pong of dialogue as I chimed in,” Markle confessed according to Cosmopolitan.

British Vogue September 2019

We think Markle can cut herself a whole bunch of slack here. We all have moments where we think we could’ve done something better in retrospect. Besides, duchess or not, it must be nerve-racking to interview someone as iconic as Michelle Obama. That said, it’s great that the duchess took her experiences with British Vogue so seriously, and we’re sure that royal fans are chomping at the bit to read it.