And it’s lovely.
Meghan Markle is one of the most talked-about women in the world, making news this week for not only announcing that she was launching a women’s workwear capsule collection, but also for her guest-editing the new issue of British Vogue.
Her September issue featured a collection of inspiring women, handpicked by the Duchess, from Gemma Chan to Jameela Jamil, something that caused a Twitter spat with Piers Morgan.
But it wasn’t either of these personalities that made news today. Instead, it was Mexican actress Salma Hayek, one of Meghan’s chosen cover stars, who opened up about working with the Duchess on the secretive project.
‘You cannot say the name of the person I'm calling,’ Salma recalled Vogue’s editor in chief Edward Enniful telling her, before he apparently put Meghan Markle on the line.
‘Frankly, I thought it was a joke,’ she explained to CNN, reportedly expecting it to be their mutual friend Naomi Cambell.
‘I was like completely shocked,’ she explained. ‘I did not see it coming that way. She started talking about how she's been watching me and why me.’
‘I couldn't talk about it and I didn’t,’ she explained of the project. ‘I felt very honoured when we did this photo shoot. No one else knew what it was for. Only me and the photographer, Peter Lindbergh, knew. And all the girls were getting their picture taken for the cover and they didn't know that Meghan was how they got there.’
And how was Meghan to work with? According to Salma, ’very kind and loving and easy going’.
These two! Friendship goals.
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