Meghan Markle's guest edit of Vogue wins Diversity Initiative of Year

Meghan Markle’s ‘Forces For Change’ guest edit of Vogue wins Diversity Initiative of the Year award at PPA’s – after featuring 15 ‘incredible’ women of different ethnicities on the cover

  • British Vogue won the Diversity Initiative of the Year at the PPA awards for the September issue guest-edited by the Duchess of Sussex
  • Starred 15 ‘incredible’ women on cover and articles commissioned by the royal 
  • Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful was also won best Consumer Editor award

British Vogue’s ‘Forces for Change’ edition which was guest-edited by the Duchess of Sussex has won the Diversity Initiative of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Awards.  

Edward Enninful, the editor-in-chief of British Vogue, 47, and the Duchess of Sussex, 38, collaborated on September’s special ‘Forces for Change’ edition, which featured a grid of 15 ‘incredible’ women on the cover with articles commissioned by the royal inside.  

And Edward took to Instagram to express how he was ‘truly humbled’ to win best Consumer Editor award. 

Taking to Instagram, Edward Enninful penned: ‘I’m truly humbled to have been awarded Consumer Editor of the Year at the PPA awards.’

Meghan Markle launches the Smart Works capsule collection at John Lewis in Oxford Street, London, Thursday September 12, 2019

The cover of British Vogue’s September issue, entitled ‘Forces for Change’, showing photographs by Peter Lindbergh, which is guest edited by Britain’s Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

‘I’m also thrilled to say that British Vogue’s September 2019 issue – guest-edited by the inimitable Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex– has won Diversity Initiative of the Year. 

Many thanks to my amazing team, the best an editor could ask for. Here’s to more successes!’

Earlier last year, it was announced the September issue of the magazine sold out in 10 days and was the biggest selling issue of the past decade.

Meghan selected 15 ‘trailblazers’ and ‘changemakers’ to appear on her front cover. 

Meghan’s role as guest editor was one of the most radical in Vogue’s 100 year history, with the September issue the most important edition of the year (pictured, the Duchess at her last official royal engagement in March) 

The line-up of women she admires included celebrities, politicians and activists known for championing issues such as diversity, body positivity, transgender rights and climate change.

And Edward previously spoke of the success of the issue, branding the Duchess of Sussex’s Forces For Change initiative ‘not a moment, but a movement.’

He described the response to the September edition, which was released on August 2, as ‘phenomenal,’ before declaring the idea would be continued in every issue.

Meghan’s role as guest editor represents one of the most radical moves in Vogue’s 100-year history, with the magazine saying it considers the new September issue to be its most important edition of its year.

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