British Vogue editor Edward Enninful says Meghan Markle told him not to call her ‘Duchess’ months before leaving the royal family

Markle shared a sweet moment with the British Vogue editor in an Instagram video.

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Markle shared a sweet moment with the British Vogue editor in an Instagram video.
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Meghan Markle told British Vogue editor Edward Enninful not to call her “Duchess” months before leaving the royal family.

Both the Duchess of Sussex and British Vogue have shared a previously unseen video of Markle and Enninful, filmed in London back in August, as they celebrated the magazine’s “Forces for Change” September issue that she guest-edited.

“I remember walking into Kensington Palace and I was so excited,” Enninful said in the clip.

“And I was like, ‘Lovely to meet you, duchess.’ And you were like, ‘Call me Meghan!'” he said.

Markle laughed at this, before adding: “Yeah!”

“I have a little surprise for you,” Markle said later in the video.

The duchess then went off-camera for a moment, before returning with two party hats for herself and Enninful.

“We just celebrate that we made this happen,” she said. “Congratulations, E.”

Markle wearing a party hat.

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Markle wearing a party hat.
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The “Forces for Change” issue is the magazine’s fastest-selling issue in its 104-year history, British Vogue wrote on Instagram on Thursday.

The magazine featured 15 inspirational women on the cover who were handpicked by Markle. A 16th place was left blank to include a mirror, so readers would be able to see themselves on the cover.

The lack of formality in the video won’t surprise fans of the duke and duchess. According to Vanity Fair’s royal correspondent Katie Nicholl, the couple asked fans who they met on their Africa tour last year to call them by their first names instead of their titles.

In January, Harry and Markle announced they would officially stop using their HRH titles in the spring of 2020.

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