Meghan Markle Is Being Accused Of Copying Her Vogue Cover From A Book Project She Was Part Of
It wouldn’t be Monday without a little royal drama, right? We really do love following along with the royal family. But it’s sort of astounding how much of their lives are lived under a microscope! It seems like there’s also some tea about how Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton despise each other. Or complete strangers chiming in on their marriages, fashion choices, or parenting skills. But guess what – most of it is nonsense. Surprise! Meghan and Kate are friends, and they’re happily married and rocking this whole mom thing. Occasionally, however, there is royal drama that isn’t necessarily manufactured for clicks and pearl-clutching. That seems to be the case with this latest story about Meghan Markle and the British Vogue issue she guest-edited. Let’s unpack this, shall we?
Meghan Markle is being accused of copying the concept for the cover of British Vogue she guest-edited.
The cover was revealed less than 24 hours ago. But already, people are pointing out some similarities between the cover and a book project Meghan was a part of a few years ago. According to the official @SussexRoyal IG account, Meghan has been working with Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful for the past seven months, curating content for the issue, “Forces for Change”. The Duchess selected a diverse group of women to feature in tiles on the cover, each of whom are driving forces for change and equality in their communities and in the collective community at large.
One of the tiles is a mirror, which according to Meghan, “was included so that when you hold the issue in your hands, you see yourself as part of this collective.” It’s a beautiful cover, no doubt, and very indicative of Meghan’s personal beliefs and goals.
The problem is, it might not have been an entirely original concept.
A few years ago, Meghan Markle was part of a book project with authors Samantha Brett and Steph Adams. The book, called “The Game Changers”, featured Meghan on the cover, and the Duchess personally approved the concept and also contributed an essay for the book’s release. There are definitely some similarities between the two covers – both use a grid-style layout with 15 photos of inspiring women (Meghan added the 16th tile to the Vogue cover). The messaging behind the book and the magazine issue is also similar; both feature women who are changing the world and acting as forces of change. It’s unclear how much control Meghan had over the actual cover of the issue she worked on. And we’d be remiss not to clarify that this isn’t exactly a new or original concept.
But the authors of the book Meghan was a part of see things a little differently. Brett told the Daily Mail, “It’s obviously very flattering, she obviously likes our concept! I love Meghan and am a huge fan, but if what people are alerting us to is true, then it’s extremely disappointing.” The palace hasn’t commented on the brewing controversy at this time.