Beyonce and Meghan Markle

Beyonce wasn't the first choice to appear on the cover of U.S. Vogue's September issue -- the first choice was Duchess Meghan of Sussex.

Friends say Meghan Markle would've killed to be on the cover of Vogue, before her marriage to England's Prince Harry in May.

“Beyoncé was not the first choice -- it was Meghan Markle!” an insider told Radar Online.

“Bey had no idea that she was the second choice for the issue,” the source said.

Since marrying Prince Harry, Meghan has not spoken to reporters or posed for magazine photo shoots.

Royal etiquette prohibits Meghan from speaking to reporters about the royals or royal life.

In addition Vogue, Meghan has been offered covers by Vanity Fair and Cosmopolitan magazines -- but she politely declined.

Beyonce made history as the first descendant of slaves to be featured on the cover of U.S. Vogue.

"I come from a lineage of broken male-female relationships, abuse of power, and mistrust," she said in her Vogue interview. The mother-of-three added that she recently learned that she is descended from a slave owner who married a slave.

"I questioned what it meant and tried to put it into perspective. I now believe it's why God blessed me with my twins. Male and female energy was able to coexist and grow in my blood for the first time."

Beyonce's camp issued a statement on Monday, saying Atlanta-based photographer Mitchell Tyler was not Beyonce's choice to shoot her underwhelming cover.

Photos by Vogue, BACKGRID

  • Rere

    oh well, she's on the cover!

  • WhoKnew

    Young, she seriously need to take that pot of floral weed off of her dome.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    once the kkk'dians first appeared, I would negged any future request.

  • EyeknowUcare

    ok and... Megan would not have been asked to be on the cover had she not been marrying Harry... let's not act like she was being checked for when she was the paralegal on suits.

  • Prettybrowneound35

    The shade.

  • Jesse

    Exactly.

  • Kanyade

    "Beyonce made history as the first descendant of slaves to be featured on the cover of U.S. Vogue."
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    LOL

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • iWasteTime

    Radar Online .... bwhhahahaha
    Folk like to tear her down.
    No matter she is on American, Rhi is on British and those reporting, shading, blogging and judging are on NOTHING! Not Jet, Ebony, XXL, or an IG page. #FOH

  • WhoKnew

    LOL. Stop it!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Miss Thang

    "I questioned what it meant and tried to put it into perspective. I now believe it’s why God blessed me with my twins. Male and female energy was able to coexist and grow in my blood for the first time.”

    lmao she is soooo stupid and silly

  • justlooking

    Sandra there will be NO Royal Family in magazines or covers of magazines. It's in the rule book. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/94b12f31af5d529b3b09776346b0537b24cf673c56fc739d1316a954408b6eeb.gif

  • Rayne

    How long do you think it’ll be before Meghan picks up the British accent? ??

  • dontgetblocked

    The show is good but she's just eye candy.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Wuteva!!! Had she not being married to a Royal and becoming the Duchess of Sussex,they probably wouldn't have asked her..b4 this marriage,I didnt even know what or who a Meghan Markle was.

  • dru and neil

    How “blessed” are they with the twins considering they were most likely created in a Petri dish, one male and one female embryo carefully chosen then placed in the womb. That sounds pretty strategically planned, hardly a “blessing” bestowed upon them as a couple. Maybe it’s more appropriate to call the talent that led to her being a millionaire that can afford the reproductive technology a blessing instead.

  • JENNYJONES1

    SANDRA DO YOU CONSTANTLY DIG TO FIND CRAB IN THE BUCKET
    STORIES??? WOW!!!!.........JENNY JONES!!!!

  • the guest

    I LOVE photographer Tyler Mitchell's photography of Beyonce. I think the cover is one of the best photos ever of Beyonce. Natural, artful, and beautiful. Congratulations to them both!

  • JENNYJONES1

    PREACH!!!! CRABS IN THE BUCKET........JENNY JONES!!!

  • Kanyade

    Now that's a direct quote from the write-up above. LOL I didn't say it, but I'm laughing at it.

  • JENNYJONES1

    SO ALL OF THOSE CRACKERS ON THE COVERS WEREN'T DESCENDANTS OR ANY OF THE OTHER BLACKS OR RACES???? SMH!!!! I'M W/YOU ON THE LOL!!!.........JENNY JONES!!!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I'm just reporting the facts, dear.

  • AmericanDream

    Hmm the first descendant of slaves ? Hmm newsflash , every African American who has been featured on the Vogue is most likely a slave descendent .

  • MsPam
  • Dollface

    I don't see the connection of her ancestors slave owner marrying a slave and how that relates to her having boy and girl twins? How Sway?

  • SunSoy

    Why is Beyonce saying she did not choose the photographer?

  • teather

    this fact negates the entire story, which is rubbish. And I am not a fan of either in particular. I like them both but don't cape or stan for either. Just let Sisters triumph when they do, Sandra! Damn. You couldn't just celebrate her cover, huh? Wow, and we wonder why there is so much hate in the world. Saw the same re: Lupita's cover talking about our hair texture when a woman clapped that "she doesn't speak for everyone!". Really? When have we EVER been able to talk about the texture of a black woman's hair. You guys, try love instead of shade. You can't live on shade but the sun (light) will feed you.

  • hi-liter

    Beyonce Chosen to Appear On Vogue Cover After ‘First Choice’ Meghan Markle Declined
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    But does this really matter? It prolly happens every month they are choosing someone for the cover. Some people have other obligations.

  • teather

    It's still rubbish that the royal turned down the cover. She has no facts around that. It's fodder.

  • hi-liter

    Don't know where you got the misinformation. Its a known Fact that SHE CHOOSE HIM to photograph her. Vogue wouldn't have ever chosen a black photographer, they never have in its history.

  • teather

    You black folk shade Bey but stan for Kim and Kylie, huh? WTF is going on in the world. Blind support is unnecessary just because of race. But chop downs are only allowed for black folk from black folk. Be ashamed, All of you. Haters! I wonder what it feels like to harbor hate, wait, no I don't! Have a good day, if one exists in your world, all of you.

  • Trace da Ace

    Hell Meghan aint thinking about being on no damn cover...hell she royalty now....she like fuck all yall peasants.....

  • hi-liter

    Come on...don't throw ALL the babies out with the Dirty Bath Water LOL

  • Logan Roberts

    Here we go again......

  • hi-liter

    This cover was in 2016...Kate married William in 2011 so she had plenty of time to do magazine covers. Meghan aint been a Duchess for 6 months yet.

  • Trace da Ace

    hello!!!!! That is what Im saying too!!!! Hell I had no idea who she was before she started messing with the Ginger Prince...

  • justlooking

    I'm down with the Sun and light. AMEN

  • MsPam

    True but Meghan is boring just like Beyoncé so it would of been a lose/lose situation for Vogue. If she wasn’t married to Prince Harry nobody would pay her any mind.

  • Yui
  • MsPam

    My copy should be in the mail straight to the garbage.

  • jazmine

    American ish is the worst lol. Hasn't been not one "issue" with Rih and the British addition but the U.S. has been going out of their way to discredit Bey

  • MsPam

    Nope, her crazy family is driving her crazy. News flash the royals are just like you and me. On judgment day Jehovah will judge them like everyone else.

  • MsPam

    She’s trying to make it sexy/romantic that her ancestors slave was chosen especially by the slave owner.

  • KcoolMuziq
  • Renee26

    Beyonce made history as the first descendant of slaves to be featured on the cover of U.S. Vogue... Really?? ?

  • Meme

    Yah hear that ms Sandra?

  • WhoKnew

    I know you were quoting from the article. Still funny as heck.

  • Meme

    Princess Diana (God rest her soul) was on a couple, mind you it all ended so tragically so u msu have a point

  • Quitedeliteful

    her underwhelming cover.
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    I don't follow Bouncey at all but I like her pics. She looks good.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!

  • Carrington

    Beyoncé doesn't photograph well. I ain't mad because I'm the same way, but the majority of her photos are lifeless and dead behind the eyes... and it doesn't help that the appearance is that her and Jay and Solange just smoked a lb of erb!

  • Renee26

    She'll be sounding like Trina Braxton fake ass

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!

  • Coy little wink

    who reads Vogue? anyone...

  • Dollface

    I hope that's not what she was meaning.

    So let me get this straight - she feels she is special, because her ancestor was chosen to be married to the slave owner out of all the slaves available?

    "I'm not understanding this logic" - Bryson tiller

  • Joy King

    Isn’t Radar Online the same blog who said that NBA player was ordered to pay $258,000 a month in child support, when actually it’s only $32,000. I’ll take this Beyonce Vogue story as a whatever. It’s not like the media isn’t hip to royalty rules, so why would they ask Meghan first.

  • Rayne

    You noticed that too. Like girl how did y’all obtain that accent?!? ? lol

  • cusp_23

    I hate to say it, but that’s exactly what she tried to do lol. I don’t think that was the intention, but it was the end result.

  • justlooking
  • justlooking
  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    Child I’m not even wasting brain cells trying to actually make sense of what she said. Just not gonna do it. Not today.

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    Child I’m not even wasting brain cells trying to actually make sense of what she said. Just not gonna do it. Not today.

  • ???TheRider???

    Keep it up Auntie! We wouldn’t be here if you didn’t!

  • MsPam

    Dollface, you have it right! Give yourself more credit than that. Beyoncé goes out of her way to make people think she’s made of silver and gold. I’m sure that someone else’s ancestors was chosen by the massa too!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks, hun. I try. ?

  • abby500

    From what I saw the pics were unremarkable. Rihanna always had amazing shoots, but she’s all pudgy now. I’m terrible because I like my celebrity girls to be slim. I’m not slim ( I’m a size 8) so I have NERVE.

  • abby500

    Ouch

  • Renee26

    She forgets sometimes

  • abby500

    Gul.... what’s wrong with u? We dog Kim all the time.

  • abby500

    I know mine were

  • isis Osiris

    sandrarose.com has the unique opportunity to empower, uplift and celebrate black women, all while giving us juicy tidbits of celebrity gossip, yet she just regurgitates the same back-biting crabs in a bucket stereotypical Wendy Williams brand of journalism that supports the white supremacy philosophy and fear. Refusing to support other black females in an attempt to appeal to their white peers. It's sad

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Do you say the same thing about rappers who portray Black people as drug addicts and strippers in their songs, while Snapchatting from the comfort of their Calabasas mansions?

  • Soon2BWife

    Megan wouldn’t have been asked to be on the cover of Vogue before her marriage to Harry so she really isn’t missing out.

  • Malcom Flex

    Tell 'em!! WHY are BW expected to be above reproach when BM been dissing BW in rap for 35 years. Same fools diss Oprah saying what is she doing for BP but giving Micheal Jordan a pass and he don't do shit for BP!

  • TalietheGreat

    Exactly. Why is this even news?

  • Malcom Flex

    Beyonce looks fly as usual. F Meghan Markle she's not black and doesn't want to be portrayed as black she has black relatives she's turned her black on I don't trust the chick.

  • Malcom Flex

    You mean, you're size 18. A real size 8 is slim.

  • what?why

    Megan was no shining star before Harry, so this is bogus that she would of been asked to be on Vogue. Come on now ….. reaching!

  • Music

    Brandy said it best...Almost doesn’t count. All that matters is who actually ended up being on the cover...Beyoncé!

  • EMILY POST

    Its good Meghan Passed. Vogue is just latching on to her all late because she is the Duchess ...
    Typical America always trying to latch on or hang on to a person of colors opportunity especially after they blow up.... When Meghan was in America they payed her absolutely no attention.

  • disqus_FW7pCIigCY

    WOW..THIS IS SO LAME...BIG DEAL..... BLACK WOMEN ARE ALWAYS THE SECOND CHOICE IN LIFE... BECAUSE THE WORLD IS INTIMIDATED BY US AND OUR GREATNESS..... WE PREVAIL, MOVE ON AND STILL SUCCEED IN LIFE...LOOK AT THE CHARMED LIFE BEYONCE CREATED FOR HERSELF THROUGH HARD WORK, CREATIVITY, AND PERSEVERANCE ...LOOK AT MEAGAN...SHE MARRIED A PRINCE....I'M SURE SHE WASN'T ANYBODY'S CHOICE IN THAT FAMILY...BEY AND MEGAN ARE DOING JUST FINE!

  • What???

    Intimidated?? No actually they’re the LAST choice of almost all men because of their reputation for having terrible attitudes and unfeminine behavior. Black women have the most degrees yet are the least desires of any race and it’s not because of looks. Who wants the BURDEN of marrying a disillusioned, aggressive competitive female. A man can’t stick his dyck in a degree and if he’s with you because you’re “successful” he’s almost guaranteed to cheat with a feminine woman white, Asian, Latino or maybe black.

  • Goddess™®?©?

    You DAMN sure know your sizes. You damn sure KNOW them!

  • free

    i'm wondering why her people don't help her with this.

  • free

    Beyonce made history as the first descendant of slaves to be featured on the cover of U.S. Vogue.
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    receipts? transcripts? canceled checks? bills of sale? anything?

  • free

    i see you in the back.

  • free

    when i saw that, i shook my damn head. the writing is stupid as f*ck.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I'm no Beyonce fan but I don't really understand why this was a story. We all have been a second choice at some point in our lives

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    It's a story because it's Beyonce, who doesn't play second fiddle. ?

  • speakinmymind

    Have you had a nap?

  • TheOwley

    Kate and now Meghan are not allowed to appear on any magazine cover. This has nothing to do with Beyonce who has already made the cover.

  • A J

    That's white folk stuff, we have to take what they want us to have.
    We need our own.

  • A J

    It's our progative to like who/what we like. Free will!!

  • Crazy tee

    You can look at Beyonce mother and tell there was some white blood in that line...Like I said before the French came over to the US (Texas/Louisiana) they had slaves work for them and they were sleeping with them...That’s why you see a lot of fare skinned people in those states..especially Louisiana...When they say they are part French there’s your history

  • Reenaface

    Whatever's going on with Meaghan they better try harder to get her featured in a magazine. Poor thing is so frail/thin looking I'm afraid she's going to disappear inside a wall and no one will have heard from her again.

  • abby500

    Actually no. I’m an 8. Just bought a size 8 Cynthia Rowley dress....??

  • nicfury420

    ? So I guess we’re just going to ignore Beverly Johnson the FIRST African American woman to be featured on the cover in August 1974??

  • nicfury420

    B/c she didn’t. The magazine chose him & she agreed to having him. There’s an article where the photographer says it himself. Just read it on “thegrio” dot com.

  • nicfury420

    Check out “thegrio” dot com. Article is titled “Tyler Mitchel shuts down rumors that Beyonce hired him for VOUGE cover shoot”
    Article by: Courtney Wills
    Dated: Aug 7, 2018
    Link:

    https://thegrio.com/2018/08/07/tyler-mitchell-shuts-down-rumors-beyonce-hired-him-for-vogue-cover-shoot/

    ??

  • hi-liter

    Yeah, I actually saw something on that.

  • LP

    Meghan Markle looks like a white woman it would've completely missed the mark. Beyoncé was a better choice.