NI midwife stars on cover of Vogue

A community midwife from Co Tyrone has featured on the cover of an edition of Vogue celebrating key workers on the frontline of the Covid-19 fight.

Rachel Miller, 24 and from Coagh - near Cookstown - has been a midwife at Homerton Hospital in east London for almost three years.

She is one of three key workers to each get their own front cover of the fashion magazine this month.

“I was just doing a normal shift on the labour ward,” Rachel told UTV.

“And I came out of the room to get something and there was a photographer from Vogue there who took portraits of everyone on shift that day.

“So, at the time, I didn’t know it was going to be on the cover, but I found out a couple of weeks later that they had picked my portrait to be one of them.”

A shop assistant and a train driver working through the pandemic also feature on the magazine this month.

Rachel added that she is glad to see other key workers also get recognition.

“The fact that the other two girls are on there is really great because, over the past few months, the NHS has got so much love and encouragement from the public,” she said.

“I think maybe other key workers whose jobs have been overlooked in the past, they now have this recognition and they deserve it.

“It’s a great honour to be on a platform as big as Vogue and for the NHS to get that recognition as well is brilliant.”