Meghan Markle‘s clash with the British Vogue’s editorial team appears to have been highlighted after she failed to appear on a special issue of the popular fashion magazine.
British Vogue has announced a special edition of the magazine which marks the “end of an era”. The March 2024 edition showcases 40 of 153 cover stars that have graced the magazine during editor-in-chief Edward Enninful’s past 75 issues.
The latest edition marks Edward’s 76th and final edition of British Vogue. Stars such as Victoria Beckham, Gigi Hadid and Jourdan Dunn grace the new cover, but Meghan Markle is noticeably absent – despite guest-editing an issue of the magazine in 2019.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, royal commentator and host of the To Di For Daily podcast Kinsey Schofield discussed Meghan’s absence – and even highlighted her past feud with editoral team.
The US-based royal commentator said: “It has been previously reported that Meghan clashed with the editorial team while guest editing a special edition of British Vogue in 2019.
“In one meeting she made staff cringe by insisting, ‘I want to break the internet!’ Which is a phrase coined by Team Kardashian in 2014. Meghan sure thought highly of herself!”
Speaking of the tension, Ms Schofield added:” Staff at British Vogue were described as ‘silently exasperated’ while trying to follow Meghan’s direction.
“Her contributions were described as ‘superficial, lacking rhyme or reason.’ And sources said that she was never asked to explain herself to ‘avoid confrontation.’
“Meanwhile, Meghan begged staff to build momentum by publicising her issue online in the weeks leading up to its launch. The British Vogue team felt like the most sophisticated route to go was surprise.
“Meghan disagreed and someone quietly leaked numerous stories about the issue to tabloids. Staff believe the leaker was a contact of Meghan’s.”
Prince Harry flew to the UK earlier this week to visit King Charles III after his recent cancer diagnosis.
Meghan Markle didn’t join her husband on the 11-hour flight, instead remaining in the US with their two children, Prince Archie, four, and two-year-old Princess Lilibet.
Since stepping down as senior royals in 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have lived in their Montecito mansion in California – barely setting foot in Britain.