Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were included in the List of Time100 influencers, resulting in their first joint magazine cover shoot.
News of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s inclusion arrived on Harry’s 37th birthday today (September 15).
The couple are seen posing together on one of the seven Time100 covers, with Harry dressed in black and Meghan in white.
They were “humbled” to be included on the list, according to their Archewell website, which released an image from the set with a signed message that read, “Each of us can change our communities. We can all change the world.”
And they have an article from friend and charity partner José Andrés, who they partnered with for his World Central Kitchen project.
Andrés said: “Taking action is not an easy choice for a young Duke and Duchess who have been blessed with birth and talent, and burned with fame. It would be much safer to take advantage of them. good fortune and to remain silent.
“It’s not what Harry and Meghan do, or who they are.”
He added: “In a world where everyone has an opinion about people they don’t know, the Duke and Duchess have compassion for people they don’t know. ‘express their opinion. They are running towards the struggle. “
Harry and Meghan’s appointment comes six months after their explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey sparked a global conversation about racism and mental health.
Meghan said on the CBS prime-time special that an anonymous royal had expressed concern over the blackness of her baby’s skin before Archie was born.
She also described having suicidal thoughts as an active member of the royal family, while Harry accused the royal family of cutting him off financially.
At the same time, they launched their Archewell Foundation, which is associated with a series of projects.
Together with World Central Kitchen, they built community relief centers in Dominica, Puerto Rico, and Mumbai, India.
They also urged Americans to vote in an interview for Time100 last year before the presidential election won by Joe Biden.
In addition to being appointed, the Duke and Duchess also appointed the Director General of the World Trade Organization, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
Harry and Meghan wrote: “As the first African and the first woman to lead the World Trade Organization … Okonjo-Iweala took on the role of Managing Director last March at a critical time for our health and well- to be in the world. “
They added, “Okonjo-Iweala has shown us that to end the pandemic, we must work together to provide every nation with equitable access to vaccines. Our conversations with her were as informative as they were energizing.
“Partly that’s because, despite the challenges, she knows how to get things done – even between those who don’t always agree – and does so with grace and a smile that warms the colder rooms.”
Their website reads: “Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are not only honored to be a part of this year TIME100 through the words of friend and partner José Andres, but also to praise Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the publication’s annual list of most influential people. “
Time and ABC will bring the “list with a special televised event” to life on Monday, September 20 at 10 p.m. ET, taking a closer look at the handpicked stars, a spokesperson said.