Meghan Markle chose to focus on 15 'changemakers' when she took over the September issue of Vogue magazine. But she also acknowledged the recent big change in her own life – the birth of her baby son Archie - in her guest editor letter for the publication. The Duchess of Sussex spoke about her secret work on the project, all the while awaiting the arrival of her first child on 6 May. "I was about five months pregnant when this process began, and by the time you hold this issue in your hands, my husband and I will be holding our three-month-old baby boy in ours," Meghan wrote. "It's a very special time for me personally, on so many levels; working with Edward and his team, both during my pregnancy and my maternity leave, has played no small part in that joy – it has been a privilege to be welcomed and supported by this amazing team."
Meghan Markle welcomed baby Archie on 6 May
Meghan - who will be 38 on 4 August - revealed that she had met with British Vogue's editor-in-chief Edward Enninful for the first time in January. The royal, who ran lifestyle blog The Tig before marrying Prince Harry, said of their encounter: "What evolved over the next hour was a promising pow wow of two like-minded thinkers, who have much in common, including our love of writing. Over a steaming cup of mint tea, we teased through how one can shine light in a world filled with seemingly daily darkness. Lofty? Of course. Worth it? Without question."
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The 37-year-old has guest-edited the September issue of Vogue
The mother-of-one further revealed that she had boldly asked Edward if she could guest edit the edition of Vogue, rather than appear as a cover star – and she did so via text. "So I asked the question," she wrote. "Actually, I typed and deleted the question several times until I built up the courage to ask the question in question. 'Edward… instead of doing the cover, would you be open to me guest editing your September issue?'
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"The ellipsis… the 'dot dot dot' that inspires the greatest practice of patience in this digital era. And then it appeared, EE's reply: 'Yes! I would love for you to be my guest editor'," she recalled. "Sitting on my sofa at home, two dogs nestled across me, I quietly celebrated when the words appeared on my screen."