British Vogue magazine has announced that Meghan Markle is the guest editor of its anticipated September issue.
The duchess secretly worked with British Vogue for seven months to create the issue.
The cover designed by the Duchess of Sussex features 15 trailblazing women, including actresses Jane Fonda and Salma Hayek, model Christy Turlington Burns and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
Meghan had one request: "I want to see freckles!" Meghan has been out spoken about the times her own freckles has been edited out of photos, and she wanted to see the woman she chose in their natural beauty.
The cover also features a mirror to inspire readers to see themselves as forces of change too.
Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful said Meghan didn't want to appear on the cover because she thought it would be "boastful,” he told “Good Morning America.”
"We've been working on this for seven months and the duchess was very hands on from the beginning. She was very involved,” he said. “I mean we worked really side-by-side. She was involved in the choice of photographer, the choice of subject, from the front of the book right to the end, and she did this when she was pregnant, and from when she had the baby and after she had the baby."
Meghan called the experience a “wonderful opportunity."
As Meghan gains praise for her work on the magazine, the cover is coming under fire because it may have been inspired by a book the duchess worked on in the past.
Three years ago, Meghan wrote an essay for "The Game Changers," which also shows black-and-white photos of 15 trailblazing women.
“It's obviously very flattering, she obviously likes our concept! I love Meghan and am a huge fan, but if what people are alerting us to is true, then it's extremely disappointing,” author Samantha Brett told “The Daily Mail” in a statement.