Meghan Markle has paid tribute to the late photographer Peter Lindbergh who photographed the 15 women on her Vogue cover.
In a post on the Duke and Duchess's official Instagram account, she shared a touching picture of her and Peter embracing.
The poignant image of captioned: "Honouring the life and work of photographer Peter Lindbergh.
"His work is revered globally for capturing the essence of a subject and promoting healthy ideals of beauty, eschewing photoshopping, and preferring natural beauty with minimal makeup.
"The Duchess of Sussex had worked with Peter in the past and personally chose him to shoot the 15 women on the cover for the September issue of British Vogue, which she guest edited. There is no other photographer she considered to bring this meaningful project to life.
“Forces for Change” was the one of the esteemed photographer’s final published projects. He will be deeply missed. "
News of Peter's death was shared on his own Instagram account, with a message reading: "It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Peter Lindbergh on September 3rd 2019, at the age of 74,” the caption reads.
"He is survived by his wife Petra, his first wife Astrid, his four sons Benjamin, Jérémy, Simon, Joseph and seven grandchildren.
"He leaves a big void."
The Duchess guest edited the iconic September issue, which focuses on female changemakers and has been titled 'Forces for Change' by editor-in-chief Edward Enninful.
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She was een heavily involved in choosing women across fashion, film, tech and beyond to feature including actress Yara Shahidi, model Adwoa Aboah, climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg, activist and actor Jane Fonda, LGBTQIA+ advocate and actor Laverne Cox.
Enninful shared how delighted he was of the Royal's role in one of the most important editions of 2019: "To have the country’s most influential beacon of change guest edit British Vogue at this time has been an honour, a pleasure and a wonderful surprise.
He added: "As you will see from her selections throughout this magazine, she is also willing to wade into more complex and nuanced areas, whether they concern female empowerment, mental health, race or privilege.
"From the very beginning, we talked about the cover - whether she would be on it or not. In the end, she felt that it would be in some ways a “boastful” thing to do for this particular project. She wanted, instead, to focus on the women she admires.”