Jacinda Ardern to appear in special edition of British Vogue, guest-edited by Meghan Markle

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is set to feature in a special edition of British Vogue, which will be guest edited by Meghan Markle. 

The issue, entitled 'Focus of Change', will feature 15 women considered "incredible trailblazers working tirelessly behind the scenes to change the world for the better", according to a post from the Sussex Royal Instagram account.

The Kiwi PM hosted the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their Royal Tour here in October last year, and Ardern and Markle reportedly had a "secret meeting" during Ardern's UK trip in January. 

A spot on the cover also features a mirrored insert, so the reader's reflection is placed among the trailblazing women, to "include the reader and encourage them to use their own platforms to effect change".

Other women included in the issue include actor and body-positivity advocate Jameela Jamil and model and former refugee Adut Akech. 

"For the cover, the Duchess chose a diverse selection of women from all walks of life, each driving impact and raising the bar for equality, kindness, justice and open mindedness," the post reads. 

In a statement from Markle, she called the experience a "rewarding process". 

"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," she said.

"I hope readers feel as inspired as I do by the forces for change they'll find within these pages."

The issue of British Vogue will appear on newsstands on August 2.

The full list of changemakers featured:


  • Adwoa Aboah, mental health campaigner and model
  • Adut Akech, model and former refugee
  • Ramla Ali, boxer
  • Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand
  • Sinead Burke, diversity advocate and lecturer
  • Gemma Chan, campaigner and actor
  • Laverne Cox, LGBTQIA+ advocate and actor
  • Jane Fonda, campaigner and actor
  • Salma Hayek Pinault, women's rights advocate, actor and producer
  • Francesca Hayward, Royal Ballet principal dancer
  • Jameela Jamil, body positivity advocate and actor
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author
  • Yara Shahidi, founder of Eighteen x 18 and actor
  • Greta Thunberg, climate change campaigner and student
  • Christy Turlington Burns, founder of Every Mother Counts and model