It looks like someone over at Condé Nast is working overtime to make sure everyone knows that Anna Wintour is still very much in charge over at ‘Vogue.’
After it was reported that Beyoncé was given “unprecedented” control over the magazine’s September issue, Anna gave an interview to ‘BoF’ pushing back on the headlines and asserted her editorial input.
Now, it’s being reported that Beyoncé wasn’t even Anna’s first choice for the cover — it was actually Megan Markle.
This year, the chosen star was Beyoncé, but a source exclusively told Straight Shuter’s “Naughty Or Nice” podcast that the “Lemonade” singer was actually the magazine’s second pick!
“Beyoncé was not the first choice—it was Meghan Markle!” said the insider.
“Bey had no idea that she was the second choice for the issue,” the source said, adding that everyone at Conde Nast began gossiping as soon as the new Duchess of Sussex “passed.”
Radar readers know Meghan, 37, has yet to do an interview as a royal. The last time she spoke to reporters was when she got engaged to Prince Harry. and discussed what her career and life would look like from then on.
She also has yet to pose for a solo photo shoot.
Fans know Meghan grew up in California and was interested in the entertainment industry from a very young age. Some of her friends even told Straight Shuter that as a teen, the star loved fashion and beauty, and would’ve killed to be featured in American Vogue before she married Harry, 33.
Does royal etiquette prohibit her from doing interviews and shoots with the prestigious publication?
Straight Shuter said in his podcast that Vanity Fair and Cosmopolitan have also offered Meghan covers, though she likely wouldn’t take the latter as their topics are far too sexual for a member of the royal family.
While the former Suits actress grew up with American Vogue, her royal mentor, Kate Middleton did her first royal interview and shoot with British Vogue after marrying Prince William.
Do you believe it? Check out StraightShuter’s video about the situation below.
Update: GossipCop says they reached out to ‘Vogue’ about this story and the mag says it’s not true — but given the controversy it’s caused thus far, would you expect them to say it was?