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Jacinda Arden features on Meghan Markle's British Vogue cover

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NZ Herald,
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Lifestyle,
Publish Date
Monday, 29 July 2019, 9:59AM
Jacinda Ardern has been chosen as one of 15 women to be celebrated for raising the bar for equality, kindness, justice and open mindedness. (Photo / Vogue)
Jacinda Ardern has been chosen as one of 15 women to be celebrated for raising the bar for equality, kindness, justice and open mindedness. (Photo / Vogue)

Meghan Markle has guest-edited British Vogue magazine's September issue, and chosen New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, as one of the faces to feature on her cover: "Forces for Change".

Sharing the image on the Sussex Royal Instagram, Ardern is pictured in a prime spot and alongside the likes of Salma Hayek, Laverne Cox, Jane Fonda and Christy Turlington.

Details from Markle's work on the issue were also shared in the post.

"We are proud to announce that Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex is the Guest Editor for the September issue of @BritishVogue. For the past seven months, The Duchess has curated the content with British Vogue's Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful to create an issue that highlights the power of the collective. They have named the issue: "Forces for Change".

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We are proud to announce that Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex is the Guest Editor for the September issue of @BritishVogue. For the past seven months, The Duchess has curated the content with British Vogue's Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful to create an issue that highlights the power of the collective. They have named the issue: “Forces for Change” 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 women on the cover include: @AdwoaAboah @AdutAkech @SomaliBoxer @JacindaArdern @TheSineadBurke @Gemma_Chan @LaverneCox @JaneFonda @SalmaHayek @FrankieGoesToHayward @JameelaJamilOfficial @Chimamanda_Adichie @YaraShahidi @GretaThunberg @CTurlington We are excited to announce that within the issue you’ll find: an exclusive interview between The Duchess and former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, a candid conversation between The Duke of Sussex and Dr Jane Goodall, inspirational articles written by Brené Brown, Jameela Jamil and many others. Equally, you’ll find grassroots organisations and incredible trailblazers working tirelessly behind the scenes to change the world for the better. “Guest Editing the September issue of British Vogue has been rewarding, educational and inspiring. To deep dive into this process, working quietly behind the scenes for so many months, I am happy to now be able to share what we have created. A huge thanks to all of the friends who supported me in this endeavour, lending their time and energy to help within these pages and on the cover. Thank you for saying “Yes!” - and to Edward, thank you for this wonderful opportunity.” - The Duchess of Sussex #ForcesForChange

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The post goes on to share that 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."

There's also a mirror panel, positioned next to Ardern, "so that when you hold the issue in your hands, you see yourself as part of this collective," explains The Duchess.

The issue also includes an exclusive interview between Markle and Michelle Obama, and features Prince Harry in conversation with famed primatologist Dr Jane Goodall.

 

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