A co-author of a best-selling coffee table book about & # 39; pioneering women & # 39; became known after Meghan Markle & # 39; s first guest issue of British Vogue was very similar to their 2016 publication.
The duchess wrote an essay for & # 39; The Game Changers & # 39; from former Art Director of British Vogue Steph Adams and journalist Samantha Brett three years before she helped edit the September issue with the same theme – titled & # 39; Forces for Change & # 39 ;.
Both publications contain 15 back and white photos of pioneering women on the cover.
In a statement to MailOnline, Steph Adams said: & # 39; We understand that it has clearly been very difficult for the Duchess of Sussex to come out of America as an actress and on to London, now a member of the royal family. & # 39;
Former Art Director of British Vogue Steph Adams and journalist Samantha Brett were hit by the Duchess of Sussex after her first guest issue of British Vogue was very similar to their 2016 publication
& # 39; But why doesn't she get the right support to be royal? Her latest venture as a guest editor for British Vogue Sept, a desirable position for many seems very common for a member of the royal family. & # 39;
She continued: & # 39; It clearly shows that she wants to have a voice and wants to be heard, but it is very difficult for a member of The Royal Family to participate when some of her actions can be seen as politically incorrect. & # 39;
& # 39; Is there no royal protocol that it should follow? & # 39;
She said that British Vogue had never used a grid style for the cover, and added: & # 39; It has never been part of their style guide. & # 39;
& # 39; The Duchess of Sussex is someone we all want to look up to, admire and respect. We love that she has ideas for change that are positive and that she addresses issues like diversity and kindness, "she added.
& # 39; But wouldn't it have been more powerful if she had just made a book and interviewed women and given the money to charity? & # 39;
The latest issue of UK Vogue guest-edited by Meghan Markle is remarkably similar to an Australian book about pioneering women that helped the Duchess of Sussex produce
The Duchess of Sussex wrote an essay for & # 39; The Game Changers & # 39; three years ago. by Samantha Brett and Steph Adams and helped produce the latest British Vogue edition & # 39; Forces for Change & # 39;
The couple worked on The Game Changers for a few years to produce a bestseller coffee table book that was first published in December 2016.
The Duchess was one of the 15 women depicted on the cover of The Game Changers – which she personally approved – and received several copies of the book.
And as a guest editor, she was deeply involved in producing Vogue's & # 39; Forces for Change & # 39; cover with 15 women she admires on the front.
It was the Duchess's idea that the 16th image on the cover is a mirror to engage & # 39; the reader and encourage them to use their own platforms to bring about change & # 39 ;.
Royal officials said the Vogue issue & # 39; pioneering change makers & # 39; contained, united by their fearlessness when breaking barriers. & # 39;
In a statement to MailOnline, one of the authors said they understand that moving from America as an actress to London, now that a member of the royal family has been a difficult transition, & # 39; but why doesn't she get the right support on how royal to be?
A publicity error for The Game Changers from 2016 said it was a fearless & groundbreaking & # 39; women who changed the world.
Brett and Adams are inundated with messages from people who drew their attention to the similarities between the two projects.
The first edition of The Game Changers was sold out as soon as it was released at the end of 2016.
MEGHAN MARKET AND THE GAME CHANGES
Meghan Markle, then best known for her acting role in the television series Suits, contributed to The Game Changers, published in Australia in December 2016.
Markle wrote an essay for the coffee table book about inspiring women and was one of the 15 women who appeared on the cover in black and white images.
According to the authors of the book, Markle personally approved the cover and received several copies of the book.
The September issue of UK Vogue, entitled "Forces for Change" and edited by Markle, also includes black and white photos of 15 & # 39; pioneering, fearless & # 39; women.
The Game Changers authors Samantha Brett and Steph Adams are flooded with reports about the similarities between the two publications.
It appeared on Good Morning America and in other international media coverage as the publication coincided with news that Markle had a relationship with Prince Harry.
The Game Changers were republished in November 2017 with more women on the cover and is still a bestseller.
The Duchess is the first royal guest to edit Vogue, and the line-up of women she admired consisted of celebrities, politicians, and activists.
The September cover includes images from New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, actress Jane Fonda, the Australian model Adwoa Aboah and the campaigner for climate change Greta Thunberg.
The magazine contains an interview between the Duchess and the former American First Lady Michelle Obama.
The issue has already been criticized by some readers, with an online commentator who tweeted it & # 39; empty waste & # 39; and another called the magazine & # 39; absolutely terrible & # 39 ;.
Edward Enninful, editor-in-chief of the magazine, said the duchess chose not to appear on the cover because she believed it was a & # 39; boastful & # 39; matter for her.
The discussions about a collaboration between the Duchess and the British Vogue began in January and she worked with the editors for months on the special issue.
The Game Changers were sold out when it was released at the end of 2016. It was republished in November 2017 (photo) with more women in the spotlight and has become a bestseller
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