When it came time to take portraits for the British Vogue September issue cover, Meghan Markle had one request.
The 37-year-old Duchess of Sussex was honored as the first ever guest editor in the magazine’s 103-year history and brought her own unique spin to creative direction. Most notably, when Markle and British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful reached out to photographer Peter Lindbergh for the cover shoot, the duchess asked that he showcase natural beauty in a very specific way.
The 74-year-old famed photographer, who also shot Markle’s 2016 Vanity Fair cover, recalled his conversation with the Duchess of Sussex about the Vogue shoot.
“My instructions from the Duchess were clear: ‘I want to see freckles!’” Lindbergh told British Vogue.