Meghan Markle revelation: How Duchess 'couldn't believe' Michelle Obama message

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry recently welcomed their new royal baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor into the Royal FamilyHowever, unbeknown to the rest of the world until recently, while the Duchess of Sussex was pregnant she was working on guest-editing the September issue of Vogue magazine. The issue of Vogue does not include the Duchess of Sussex on the cover, and instead places a mirror in the middle of the page, to reflect the reader alongside a host of influential women including Gemma Chan and Francesca Hayward.

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Although Michelle Obama does not feature on the cover, the former First Lady played an important role in shaping one of the “emotional” features in the important issue.

Helen Rumbelow, writing in The Times’ Times2 magazine this week, spoke to Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful about the Duchess of Sussex’s process. 

Ms Rumbelow writes: “Meghan called Jacinda Ardern and set up an email dialogue with Michelle Obama that became so substantial that it became an emotional feature about motherhood – advice from one black woman who has done it in a traditionally white seat of power to another."

Mr Enninful said: “It was so deep.

Michelle Obama; Meghan MarkleMichelle Obama and Meghan Markle (Image: Getty)

Meghan MarkleThe Duchess of Sussex pictured for Vigue working with her charity Smart Works (Image: Getty)

“I remember the Duchess calling me, saying, ‘I can’t believe what I’ve just received here.’”

The Duchess of Sussex met Ms Ardern, New Zealand’s Prime Minister, when she visited the country last year with Prince Harry. 

Ms Arden features on the front cover of the issue, alongside celebrated novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who hosted a talk with Michelle Obama attended by Meghan in December.

The Duke and Duchess’ Instagram post which announced the cover said: “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. 

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