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Meghan Markle shares a candid, new one-on-one video to celebrate incredible Vogue milestone

The Duchess and British Vogue editor Edward Enninful shared some exciting news.

By Jess Pullar
Duchess Meghan is celebrating a monumental achievement, and she's released a brand new candid video of herself to mark it.
If you cast your minds back to September last year, you might remember a certain issue of British Vogue hitting the stands.
The issue was a breakthrough of its kind, featuring the faces of 15 women who were striving towards creating a greater good and "united by their fearlessness in breaking barriers," as per a statement from Buckingham Palace.
Behind this was none other than Meghan Markle herself, who injected her own passion and drive for positive change - particularly in sustainability and social causes - throughout the issue.
Meghan made history by being the first ever guest editor of British Vogue's September issue. (Getty)
Now, after British Vogue editor Edward Enninful shared an incredible update related to the groundbreaking issue, we've been treated to a new video that delves into the brains behind it.
Taking to Instagram on Friday morning, Sussex Royal shared a clip of Meghan and Edward as they were in the preliminary stages of creating the issue.
The caption highlighted the achievement, sharing a quote from Edward: "The Duchess of Sussex @SussexRoyal, was our fastest-selling issue in the history of #BritishVogue ( sold out in 10 days) and the biggest-selling issue of the past decade. I can't wait to see what 2020 has in store..."".
Continuing, the royal account wrote: "To celebrate, we wanted to share this never before seen video behind the scenes with Edward and The Duchess of Sussex on the creation of this special issue," before confirming that the clip itself had bee filmed in August 2019.
Meghan and Edward are seen having a candid discussion in the new video. (Instagram / @BritishVogue / @SussexRoyal)
The video begins with Edward detailing his first meeting with Meghan, which was initially set up to discuss Smart Works, a women's charity which supplies work clothes to women in need.
"There we were, having tea," Meghan said in the video.
Edward then playfully admitted that he'd said to the then-pregnant royal, "lovely to meet you Duchess".
"And you were like, 'call me Meghan'!" Edward added, while Meghan enthusiastically agreed.
In true form, the pair celebrated the historic issue with whistles and hats. (Instagram / @BritishVogue / @SussexRoyal)
As the pair continue their candid discussion, Edward tells Meghan: "You have an editors eye, I mean, I've never seen anything like it."
He added that Meghan was "so thorough from beginning to end", to which Meghan jumps in.
"But I left the fashion stuff to the professionals!"
She continued: "I did say, 'Can you do commonwealth fashion?', 'Can you do sustainability?', 'Can we make sure the point of view is really in the right ethos?'"
"And I'll leave it to the experts!".
Watch the moment below:
As the video goes on, the Duchess and Edward turn their discussion to the women she highlighted in the issue.
In several gorgeous clips, the editor and Meghan can be seen calling the women who were chosen to be on the cover.
Chatting over the phone to the Duchess, transgender actor Laverne Cox is gleeful when she hears about Meghan's Vogue idea.
Francesca Hayward, Yara Shahidi and Jane Fonda are also heard excitably accepting the royal's offer to grace the cover.
Adwoa Aboah, a mixed race model and mental health advocate, even tells Meghan and Edward over the phone "What a f---king great project"!
We can't argue with her, the magazine was certainly an historic one for the archives.

The magazine also delved into some of the various initiatives worked on by both Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan.
The Duchess' Smart Works fashion line was detailed in a stunning feature spread, and the Luminary Bakery, a London social enterprise which Meghan has worked closely with since becoming a royal, was also featured.
Prince Harry also made an appearance in the magazine, with a candid discussion alongside British anthropologist Dr. Jane Goodall, where the pair spoke about sustainability and climate change.
Laden with information intended to drive change for the better, the magazine's incredible sales figures certainly gives us hope that good news can go far - even in the most unexpected ways.

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