When asked by GMB TV presenter Susanna Reid, on Thursday 22 June, if there was a cover star she regrets not getting for Vogue, Shulman replied:
″Yeah, the Queen. I really wanted the Queen.”
Reid’s co-host Ben Shephard then asked:
“Did you ever try?”
And Shulman replied: “Yes, and she wouldn’t do it. I tried several times actually, over 25 years.”
In an official statement, Shulman revealed her reasons for leaving her esteemed position at the fashion publication:
“It has been very hard to find a rational reason to leave what is unquestionably a fascinating and rewarding role,” she said.
“But last autumn I realised that I very much wanted to experience a different life and look forward to a future separate to Vogue.”
Edward Enninful will take over as editor-in-chief in August.