Meghan Markle accused of copying Australian book for Vogue cover – ‘Disappointing!’

The September issue of the iconic magazine is titled Forces for Change and features 15 inspiring women on the cover. But readers have already pointed out the cover is very similar to best-selling book The Game Changers by Samantha Brett and Steph Adams, which the duchess even wrote an essay for in 2016. Ms Brett, a journalist with the Seven Network and a social commentator, called the similarity “extremely disappointing”.

She told Daily Mail Australia: “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.”

Meghan is the first member of the Royal Family to guest-edit Vogue.

Discussions about the collaboration are believed to have stared in January and she has been working wit the editorial team over the last few months.

She featured women she admired including celebrities, politicians and activists.

This includes New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, actress Jane Fonda, Australian model Adwoa Aboah and climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg.

There is also an interview between Meghan and former US First Lady Michelle Obama.

The magazine’s editor-in-chief Edward Enninful said the duchess is not on the cover because she thought it would look like she was being “boastful”.

Meghan used 15 women she admired on the front instead. 

The 16th image on the cover is a mirror to “include the reader and encourage them to use their own platforms to effect change”.

Royal officials also said the Vogue issue featured “trailblazing change-makers united by their fearlessness in breaking barriers”.

But this has been likened to The Games Changers book, which had a publicity blurb that said it was about “fearless, trailblazing” women who were changing the world.

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