"I did tell her I had been a fan of Suits since the beginning," Laverne continued. "I had been a fan of hers since then. I just loved her on the show. She just said, ‘Awww.’ She seemed surprised."
Of her groundbreaking cover, the 47-year-old said it was "a dream come true. It’s been one of my biggest dreams and here it is."
Laverne also drew comparisons to Meghan and Prince Harry's late mother, Princess Diana. “She has been such a huge inspiration for so many of us,” she told People of the Duchess. “Yes, as an African American member of the royal family, but I think a lot about Prince Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, and what she meant to so many people. She wanted to help and be of service to the world — it feels like Prince Harry chose a partner who embodies so much of what his mother stood for."
This article originally appeared on InStyle Australia