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Meghan Markle's is Vogue's most recent guest editor, but she chose not to appear on the cover of the issue she helped bring to life - and here's why.

Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful revealed that the Duchess of Sussex was offered the cover, but that she turned it down.

"From the very beginning, we talked about the cover -- whether she would be on it or not. In the end, she felt that it would be in some ways a 'boastful' thing to do for this particular project. She wanted, instead, to focus on the women she admires," he explained in a statement. 

"To have the country's most influential beacon of change guest edit British Vogue at this time has been an honour, a pleasure and a wonderful surprise," he said of the issue. "As you will see from her selections throughout this magazine, she is also willing to wade into more complex and nuanced areas, whether they concern female empowerment, mental health, race or privilege." 

The issue features Adwoa Aboah, Adut Akech, Ramla Ali, Jacinda Ardern, Sinead Burke, Gemma Chan, Laverne Cox, Jane Fonda, Salma Hayek Pinault, Francesca Hayward, Jameela Jamil, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Yara Shahidi, Greta Thunberg, and Christy Turlington Burns on the cover. 

Markle's Vogue will hit newsstands on Aug. 2.