This year was arguably Meghan Markle‘s best yet — she did marry a Prince, after all! — but the Duchess of Sussex reportedly passed on a big opportunity that would have made her 2018 even more fabulous. According to OK! Magazine, Vogue‘s Editor-in-chief Anna Wintour actually wanted Meghan to star on the prestigious publication’s September issue cover instead of Beyoncé.
“Editor-in-chief Anna Wintour really wanted it to be Meghan Markle,” a source revealed. “Anna offered to photograph the cover anywhere Meghan wanted and was willing to oversee the shoot and interview her personally. But Meghan said no, so Vogue moved on to pop royalty instead!”
If Meghan had graced Vogue‘s cover, she wouldn’t have been the first royal to do so. Back in June 2016, Meg’s sister-in-law Kate Middleton appeared on British Vogue‘s centenary cover and had gorgeous a 10-page spread within the magazine. “It’s a huge honor and incredibly exciting for us to have HRH The Duchess of Cambridge featuring on the cover of British Vogue and as part of our centenary issue,” editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman said at the time.
“For me personally it has been a wonderful experience to have had the opportunity to work with her on this, and I am immensely proud of what we have produced. This special issue of the magazine is very close to my heart as it had to reflect on 100 years of British Vogue, and so I am hugely grateful that we have been able to continue with our tradition of outstanding royal portraiture with these pictures,” Shulman added.
Back in summer 2016, Queen Elizabeth similarly appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine (with her corgis!) to commemorate her 90th birthday. Princess Diana also starred on a Vanity Fair cover in July 1997, Princess Beatrice gave her first official interview and appeared on Tatler magazine’s cover in September 2005, and Princess Eugenie graced Tatler‘s cover in April 2008. And Meghan’s husband, Prince Harry, appeared on Town & Country magazine’s cover in February 2017!
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