New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has been selected onto the cover of Vogue Magazine.
The issue is a significant one as The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle is the guest editor for the September issue.
The Duchess of Sussex is the first person to be invited to do so and has called her issue Forces for Change.
The front cover features 15 women who the Duchess feels are trying to bring big changes to society.
These include activist Greta Thunberg, actress Jameela Jamil and our own Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern.
The Duchess has been working on since January, she said she wants “to take the year’s most-read fashion issue and steer its focus to the values, causes, and people making an impact in the world today”.
Who are the women on the British Vogue cover?
- Greta Thunberg – climate change activist
- Jacinda Ardern – Prime Minister of New Zealand
- Jane Fonda – actress and political activist
- Salma Hayek – actress and human rights campaigner
- Laverne Cox – actress, transgender woman and LGBTQ+ advocate
- Jameela Jamil – actress, presenter and body positivity activist
- Yara Shahidi – actress and campaigner for education
- Gemma Chan – actress and gender pay gap campaigner
- Christy Turlington – model and public health activist
- Adwoa Aboah – model and mental health activist
- Adut Akech – model, refugee and campaigner for racial equality
- Ramla Ali – boxer, refugee and first Muslim woman to win an English boxing title
- Sinead Burke – writer, disability advocate and academic
- Francesca Hayward – principal ballet dancer in London’s Royal Ballet and star of Cats film
- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – author and feminist advocate
On the front of the magazine in the second row, there is also a mirror, which encourages the reader to see themselves as a force for change as well.
The Duchess has written her own introduction for the issue, with a special guest editor’s letter.