Almost a week ago, it was announced that Meghan guest-edited the September issue of British Vogue, Forces For Change.
Now, it has been revealed that the Duchess of Sussex sent a thank you gift to all the contributors who worked with her on the project.
The team at Luminary Bakery received a handwritten letter from Meghan, alongside a black leather notebook emblazoned with ‘forces for change’ – the theme of Meghan’s Vogue edition.
The note, written in calligraphy on a monogrammed ‘M’ card, read: “When I knew I would be secretly guest editing the September issue of British Vogue, including Luminary Bakery was a non-negotiable. The work you do, what you represent to the community, the spirit of the women there- you all embody what it means to be ‘forces for change’. Thank you for being a part of this special project.”
The content of one of the notes has been revealed by Luminary Bakery, an all-female social enterprise bakery which helps vulnerable women who find themselves in social and economic disadvantage.
It’s still not confirmed, but the notebook is believed to be from high-end stationers Smythson.
Meghan’s Vogue edition includes a candid conversation between herself and former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, as well as an interview with Dr Jane Goodall, world-renowned ethologist and primatologist, and Prince Harry.
Some of the women featured in the September issue include: Jacinda Ardern, prime minister of New Zealand, former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, Francesca Hayward, royal ballet principal dancer, actress Salma Hayek, Greta Thunberg, the young climate change campaigner.
Of the issue, Meghan said in a statement: “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. Through this lens I hope you’ll feel the strength of the collective in the diverse selection of women chosen for the cover as well as the team of support I called upon within the issue to help bring this to light. I hope readers feel as inspired as I do, by the ‘Forces for Change’ they’ll find within these pages.”