Meghan Markle is guest-editing the iconic fashion magazine British Vogue for the September which is already is already in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Most of the people were very excited after hearing the news that Meghan will be changing the magazine’s usual fashion-forward but she is being accused of copying the cover from a 2016 book, reported Fox News.
As soon as the September issue was released, the cover of the magazine had several similarities with Australian authors Samantha Brett and Steph Adams’ bestselling book titled “The Game Changers” in 2016.
In that book, the former “Suits” actor also contributed. The similarities between the book and magazine have saddened Brett and Adams who termed it “flattering” and “disappointing”.
“It’s obviously very flattering, she must like our concept! I love Meghan and am a huge fan, but it is a little bit disappointing,” Brett said.
“But any project that aims to support the empowerment of women, I am a great supporter of. Our book was for charity — so hopefully they too are giving the proceeds to a worthy cause,” she added.
The cover shows the faces of various women considered “Forces for Change” and placed in separate boxes but it is not clear yet if the idea was of the Duchess. In November 2016, “The Game Changers” was first released with a black and white cover, said Brett including Meghan.
The book was well-received by the readers and became very popular. Brett went on saying that the book was then re-released with more women in 2017 featuring a pink cover and has become a bestseller so far.
“The Duchess of Sussex is someone we all want to look up to, admire and respect,” said Adams, a four-time author who published her first book three years ago.
“We love that she has ideas for change that are positive and that she is addressing issues such as diversity and kindness. But wouldn’t it have been more powerful if she just created a book and interviewed women and gave the money to charity,” she added.