Meghan Markle to interview Michelle Obama as guest editor of British Vogue
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Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaO.T. Fagbenle to play Barack Obama in Showtime anthology 'The First Lady' Gillian Anderson to play Eleanor Roosevelt in series on first ladies Obama, Springsteen launch eight-episode podcast MORE gave a royal interview — talking to Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, for an issue of British Vogue.

Meghan included an interview she conducted with the former first lady in the September issue of the fashion magazine that she guest-edited, Vogue announced Sunday.

The interview was published Monday.


The issue, called "Forces for Change," features "a cast of brilliant female changemakers who are set to re-shape society in radical and positive ways," a statement from British Vogue said. Fifteen women "from the worlds of politics, sport, and the arts, all of whom have made an inspiring impact on modern life" are highlighted.

Meghan — who gave birth to her first child with Prince Harry, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, in May — said it took seven months to create the issue. She dubbed the process "rewarding," saying, "I hope readers feel as inspired as I do, by the ‘Forces for Change’ they’ll find within these pages.”

In the interview portion of the issue, Meghan refers to Obama as her friend, calling the previous executive mansion resident the "ultimate force for change." 

Obama weighs in on motherhood, advice she'd give to her younger self, and what Meghan refers to as her "wild-card question," about the most beautiful sound she's ever heard.

"When Malia and Sasha were newborns, Barack and I could lose hours just watching them sleep," Obama tells the Duchess. "We loved to listen to the little sounds they’d make — especially the way they cooed when they were deep into dreaming," says the mom of two in responses given before Meghan gave birth. 

"Don’t get me wrong, early parenthood is exhausting. I’m sure you know a thing or two about that these days. But there is something so magical about having a baby in the house," says Obama. "Time expands and contracts; each moment holds its own little eternity. I’m so excited for you and Harry to experience that, Meghan. Savour it all." 

Meghan's interview with Obama appears to be separate from the "Forces of Change" feature. The issue goes on sale Friday.

When asked last year what advice she'd give to 37-year-old Meghan, Obama told Good Housekeeping UK the American actress-turned-British royal should "take some time and don’t be in a hurry to do anything."

"Like me, Meghan probably never dreamt that she'd have a life like this, and the pressure you feel — from yourself and from others — can sometimes feel like a lot," Obama, 55, said.

Obama was also one of the high-profile public figures to tweet well wishes to the royal couple after Archie's birth, writing: 

Updated at 12:28 p.m.