Meghan Markle puts Sinéad Burke on British Vogue cover. What a huge honour for Irish activist Sinéad Burke, who will appear on her first British Vogue cover next month – all thanks to Meghan Markle.
Sinéad has been chosen among 15 women featured on the cover as ‘trailblazing changemakers’.
Among the 15 ‘forces for change’ are women from the world of sports, politics and arts, ‘all of whom have made an inspiring impact on modern life’, according to Vogue.
The Duchess of Sussex is the guest editor for the September issue of the publication and first met Sinéad in 2018 during Meghan and Harry’s royal visit to Ireland.
The Dublin influencer poses on the cover in a custom trench dress by Burberry.
She took to Instagram to share her excitement, writing: “I’m so very proud, incredibly honoured and humbled to be one of the fifteen Forces for Change featured on the cover of @BritishVogue’s September issue, chosen by a very special guest editor, (@sussexroyal) the Duchess of Sussex. This marks @edward_enninful’s third September issue at Vogue and I couldn’t be more grateful to the Duchess of Sussex, Edward, @vanessakingori, @GilesHattersley, @Ellie_Pitchers, @OliviaJSinger, @denagia and the whole team at British Vogue for including me. The issue will be on stands on Friday, August 2nd. .
Buckingham Palace said that the 15 women were ‘united by their fearlessness in breaking barriers’.
Cover stars include New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, actors Jane Fonda, Salma Hayek Pinault, Laverne Cox, Jameela Jamil, Yara Shahidi and Gemma Chan and models Christy Turlington Burns, Adwoa Aboah and Adut Akech.
Boxer Ramla Ali, Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward, author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and climate change activist Greta Thunberg complete the 15 women.
They were captured individually for the cover by renowned photographer Peter Lindbergh.
There is also a space to represent a mirror to ‘to show how you, the reader, are part of this extraordinary moment in time – and to encourage you to use your own platform to bring change.’
Markle told British Vogue: “These last seven months have been a rewarding process, curating and collaborating with Edward Enninful, British Vogue’s editor-in-chief, to take the year’s most-read fashion issue and steer its focus to the values, causes and people making impact in the world today.”
Burke has previously appeared alongside Markle last year in Vogue’s inaugural Power List of their 25 most influential and aspirational female figures.
Burke has been praised for her TED talk on ‘Why design should include everyone’.
The September issue of British Vogue will hit shelves on 2 August.
Meghan Markle puts Sinéad Burke on British Vogue cover