Meghan Markle has worked on the September Issue of Vogue, the biggest and most important annual edition.
The Duchess, who is an advocate for equality and women’s rights, has devoted the issue to diversity.
However, a celebrity editor Dan Wootton appeared on ITV today to make the bold claims about how the Monarch will view this move.
He said to Christine Brinkley on Lorraine today: “The Queen will think this is an absolutely idiotic decision and so do I.”
However, fans have hit back claiming this criticism is unfair and constitutes “bullying”.
One Twitter user wrote: “I wish the media would stop giving Meghan Markle such a tough time. If she wants to guest edit Vogue and raise awareness she can! Yes she’s a royal, she’s not the traditional royal in a box. She has a voice, interests and she can’t ignore if she enjoys something.”
Another said: “It’s actually disgusting the hate and bullying Meghan Markle is getting over this Vogue guest edit.”
Dan Wootton claimed that Vogue was an elite publication and a bad choice for the new Duchess.
The 36-year-old told the guest presenter Christine: “I feel I need to bring a bit of reality to the situation. Vogue is probably the most elite expensive snobby fashion-dominated, skinny-dominated magazine in the entire world.
“This is not some great mainstream force for good, this is a magazine for the elite.”
He told the presenter this was not a good use of Meghan’s time, and said: “The fact she has chosen to devote seven months of her work as a duchess to working for Vogue, I think that’s a problem.”
Dan addressed how Meghan has be critical of how she is covered in the media, and suggests this move is at odds with this.
He said: “It’s quite a weird this, to go and very publicly guest edit a magazine putting yourself out there is such a public non-royal way.”
The political bent of Meghan’s cover stars, who include Jane Fonda, Greta Thunberg, Greta Thunberg and Laverne Cox was also addressed.
“A lot of these people are left wing and anti Donald Trump,” Dan said.
He pointed to Anne Widdecombe’s criticism of Meghan.
The MP said: “Royals have not only got to keep out of politics but they have got to be seen to keep out of politics.”
Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine, said: “The Duchess of Sussex has done a huge favour for the House of Conde Nast and rather less for the House of Windsor.”
Of course, many have roundly praised Meghan’s work with Vogue.
One Twitter user wrote: “It’s about strong women, not her home. Women lifting women. Something some women on Twitter should think about instead of ripping Meghan & Kate to shreds.”
Another said: “Who cares if Meghan Markle wants to guest edit a magazine. She’s allowed to have personal interests and seize opportunities she’s given. Heaven forbid she actually ventures outside the royal family.” (sic)
People have also praised the work on the Sussex Royal Instagram account.
One said: “An incredible idea featuring many of my favourite women and all curated by someone as inspirational as Meghan.”
Another wrote: “I knew it. Strikingly brave, confronting and resilient. Meghan you are the inspirational woman we have been looking for since Lady Di.”
However, Meghan is not the only royal woman to appear in Vogue.
Kate Middleton’s Vogue appearance saw the Duchess of Cambridge appear on the cover on the magazine for an anniversary edition.
Meghan Markle chose to not appear on the cover of this edition, instead giving other women the honour.
Who is Meghan Markle? Quick profile
Meghan Markle was born Rachel Meghan Markle, on August 4, 1981 to parents Doria Ragland and father Thomas Markle.
Her father was previously married to Roslyn Loveless and Meghan has two elder half sibling – sister Samantha Markle and brother Thomas Markle Junior.
Meghan’s first television appearance in the USA was in an episode of the medical drama General Hospital in 2002.
She later moved on to roles in CSI, Without a Trace and Castle along with bit parts in Hollywood films including Get Him to the Greek, Remember Me and Horrible Bosses.
Meghan was also a “briefcase girl” on Deal or No Deal – but her most famous role was as Rachel Zane in legal drama Suits, which launched in 2011.
She was written out in the finale of the seventh series when her character got married, which aired in April 2018 – just before she got married herself.
Charity and humanitarian work
Meghan Markle’s career in television has gone hand-in-hand with her support for causes close to her heart.
She wrote about the stigma around menstrual health in an article for Time magazine and was a Global Ambassador for World Vision Canada – with whom she travelled to Rwanda for the charity’s Clean Water Campaign.
And her commitment to gender equality has seen her work with the United Nations – receiving a standing ovation in 2015 for her speech to mark International Women’s Day.
In September 2011, she wed film producer Trevor Engelson, who she began dating in 2004.
But the pair divorced two years later in August 2013, citing irreconcilable difference.
She was in a relationship with celebrity chef Cory Vitiello for almost two years, before they broke it off in 2016 but the two remain good friends.
And in June 2016, she met Prince Harry on a blind date set up by a mutual friend.
Their relationship began in October that year and just over one year later, on November 27, 2017, the pair announced their engagement.
They married on May 19, 2018 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
Some have claimed Meghan Markle is the first mixed-race member of the Royal Family.
Historians are still arguing about Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III.
But Meghan will be the first royal to openly embrace a mixed-race heritage.
She has written about the difficulties of being a biracial actress in Hollywood as she claims she is not black enough for some roles and not white enough for others.