Sinéad Burke is among the cover stars chosen by the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle for the September issue of British Vogue. 

The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle has been revealed as a very special guest editor of the September issue of British Vogue and she has chosen one of our favorite Irish activists to be one of its cover stars. 

Sinéad Burke, who has Achondroplasia and is an advocate for greater inclusivity in every aspect of the world, is a well-known figure not just in Ireland but on the global stage. 

Burke herself is already a contributing editor to the magazine and in May 2019, she became the very first little person to attend the Met Gala. 

"I’ve been collecting the September issue of Vogue for as long as I can remember. They were my gateway into a world that I (at the time) couldn’t visualise myself within," Burke wrote on Instagram.

"Those September issues still line my bookcases at home and now, I’ll get to add one more to that collection - one with me on the cover and many other womxn I respect, admire and am inspired by.

"I’m so very proud, incredibly honoured and humbled to be one of the fifteen Forces for Change featured on the cover of @BritishVogue’s September issue, chosen by a very special guest editor, (@sussexroyal) the Duchess of Sussex. This marks @edward_enninful’s third September issue at Vogue and I couldn’t be more grateful to the Duchess of Sussex, Edward, @vanessakingori@GilesHattersley@Ellie_Pitchers@OliviaJSinger@denagia and the whole team at British Vogue for including me. The issue will be on stands on Friday, August 2nd."

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I’ve been collecting the September issue of Vogue for as long as I can remember. They were my gateway into a world that I (at the time) couldn’t visualise myself within. Those September issues still line my bookcases at home and now, I’ll get to add one more to that collection - one with me on the cover and many other womxn I respect, admire and am inspired by. . . I’m so very proud, incredibly honoured and humbled to be one of the fifteen Forces for Change featured on the cover of @BritishVogue’s September issue, chosen by a very special guest editor, (@sussexroyal) the Duchess of Sussex. This marks @edward_enninful’s third September issue at Vogue and I couldn’t be more grateful to the Duchess of Sussex, Edward, @vanessakingori, @GilesHattersley, @Ellie_Pitchers, @OliviaJSinger, @denagia and the whole team at British Vogue for including me. The issue will be on stands on Friday, August 2nd. . .  @therealpeterlindbergh  @edward_enninful and Grace Coddington. @thevalgarland and @diane.kendal. ‍♀ @sergenormant and @bartpumpkin. @lorrainevgriffin and @yukotsuchihashi . . [Image description: THE. SEPTEMBER. ISSUE. For the first time, the British Vogue cover is segmented into sixteen sections, one for a mirror and the others each dedicated to fifteen Forces for Change, as selected by the Duchess of Sussex. They are: @AdutAkech, @Gemma_Chan, @GretaThunberg, @JameelaJamilOfficial, @Chimamanda_Adichie, @AdwoaAboah, @JacindaArdern, @FrankieGoesToHayward, @SomaliBoxer, @CTurlington, @SalmaHayek, @JaneFonda, @LaverneCox, @YaraShahidi, and me. I’m in the bottom left corner wearing a custom @burberry silk trench dress.] #ForcesforChange

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Also featured in the "Forces for Change" issue are climate change activist Greta Thunberg and actresses Jameela Jamil, Salma Hayek, Jane Fonda, Gemma Chan, and Laverne Cox.

"For the cover, The Duchess chose a diverse selection of women from all walks of life, each driving impact and raising the bar for equality, kindness, justice and open-mindedness," read a post from the Sussex Royal Instagram account.

"The sixteenth space on the cover, a mirror, was included so that when you hold the issue in your hands, you see yourself as part of this collective."

Read more: Meghan Markle has a surprising Irish connection

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A sneak peek of the #ForcesForChange video for the September Issue of @BritishVogue. Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex is the first Guest Editor for British Vogue’s September Issue and for the last seven months has worked to create an issue of inclusivity and inspiration, focusing on what connects us rather than what divides us. Fifteen women were chosen for the cover including New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who generously lent her time to support The Duchess in this important issue. The women first met last autumn during Their Royal Highness’ official tour of New Zealand. Above, PM Ardern says: “One change that I’ve noticed over the course of my career, is just how polarised the world is now. I do think there is a solution to that though, and that’s ultimately us coming back to the humanity that we all share." Thank you PM Ardern for being an amazing force for change. For more details on this special project, please see previous post and stay tuned for more updates throughout the week.

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Which Irish person would you pick for your Vogue cover? Let us know in the comments section, below. 

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex chats with Sinead Burke, writer and advocate of fashion and disability rights during a reception at Glencairn, the residence of Robin Barnett, the British Ambassador to Ireland during day one of their visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018, in Dublin, Ireland.Geoff Pugh - WPA Pool/Getty Images