Meghan Markle's demands during Vogue photoshoot revealed: 'Like running through doors'

Meghan Markle reportedly issued specific demands as she guest-edited an issue of British Vogue

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The Duchess of Sussex was the face of the world-famous magazine in September 2019.

In it, she chose "a diverse selection of women from all walks of life" for the Forces for Change issue.

They each drove "impact" and raised "the bar for equality, kindness justice and open-mindedness".

And it later emerged that she left specific demands for the way her vision would be realised.

The word "natural" came up on several occasions in the magazine issue.

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle and husband Prince Harry at the United Nations Headquarters in New York
Meghan Markle and husband Prince Harry at the United Nations Headquarters in New York

And Peter Lindbergh, who shot the cover, added: "My instructions from the Duchess were clear: 'I want to see freckles!'"

He added: "That was like running through open doors for me. I love freckles!"

Meghan selected a host of cover stars, who are all activists and pioneers in their industries.

They included:

Model Adwoa Aboah

Model Adut Akech

Somali boxer Ramla Ali

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

Writer Sinéad Burke

Meghan and Harry broke away from the Royal Family in January 2020
Meghan and Harry broke away from the Royal Family in January 2020
Meghan and Harry made a brief return to the UK this year to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee
Meghan and Harry made a brief return to the UK this year to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee

Actress Gemma Chan

Actress Laverne Cox

Actress Jane Fonda

Actress Salma Hayek

Ballet dancer Francesca Hayward

Actress Jameela Jamil

Writer Chimamanda Adichie

Actress Yara Shahidi

Activist Greta Thunberg

Model Christy Turlington

It comes after Meghan and husband Prince Harry were told to "secure their home" after a mountain lion was spotted near their Montecito mansion.

Local residents in California have also been told to secure their chicken coops, with Meghan and Harry among the households to own one.

Sharon Byrne, Executive Director of the Montecito Association, told The Sun: “The fact we have security footage shows though that residents are taking this seriously as it was shot by a camera which is what we've been urging residents to install.

“We want all locals to secure their homes and secure their chicken coops and whatever other animals they may have."