Showbiz correspondent Dan Wootton has blasted Meghan Markle’s decision to guest edit the September issue of British Vogue as “idiotic.”
The Duchess of Sussex has become the first ever guest editor of the publication’s prestigious September issue.
While many fans have celebrated the landmark moment for the fashion title, Dan has slammed the decision.
Taking to Monday morning’s Lorraine, Dan said: “The Queen will think this is an absolutely idiotic, ridiculous decision as do I.
“Remember Meghan doesn’t want to be a celebrity, she says she wants to be a royal. Royals don’t guest edit magazines, celebrities guest edit magazines. Do you get me? Do you see the point that I’m making?
“This is a magazine that people shell out loads of money for to be told to buy clothes that cost about £10,000, like a pair of shoes for £10,000, then you’ve got Meghan banging on about under privileged people.”
As host Christine Lampard giggled at Dan’s passion for the topic, he continued: “Honestly, have you seen Vogue? I don’t read it, it’s not my cup of tea, but if you go through Vogue probably the cheapest item of clothing you’ve got in there is £1000.
“Well I can’t afford that and I’m sure most people in the country can’t either,” he finished his rant.
Meghan’s issue of British Vogue was announced on Sunday night to her and husband Prince Harry’s 9.2million Instagram followers.
A post on the pair’s Instagram page read: “We are proud to announce that Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex is the Guest Editor for the September issue of @BritishVogue.
“For the past seven months, The Duchess has curated the content with British Vogue's Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful to create an issue that highlights the power of the collective. They have named the issue: ‘Forces for Change’.
“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.
“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.”
In a statement, mother-of-one Meghan said: “Guest Editing the September issue of British Vogue has been rewarding, educational and inspiring.
“To deep dive into this process, working quietly behind the scenes for so many months, I am happy to now be able to share what we have created.
“A huge thanks to all of the friends who supported me in this endeavour, lending their time and energy to help within these pages and on the cover. Thank you for saying ‘Yes!’ – and to Edward, thank you for this wonderful opportunity.”
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