Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex are on the cover of Time. So what does this mean for Harry’s brother, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and his sister-in-law, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge? According to a royal expert, this could put the two couples in a “transatlantic popularity contest.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on the cover of Time’s 100 Most Influential People issue
Time unveiled its annual list of the world’s most influential people on September 15, Harry’s birthday. Featured on the list? None other than the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Called icon, chef and humanitarian Jose Andres wrote a brief profile on Meghan and Harry. He described them as people who “run to the struggle.”
Not only that, the pair also appeared on one of the seven covers. They posed for the photos at their spacious home in Montecito, California. Despite people mocking the cover online, it’s a pivotal moment for Meghan and Harry. This is the first time they have formally posed together for a magazine cover.
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Spoke with Royal expert Duncan Larcombe Ok! Following the release of Meghan and Harry’s Time cover. author of Prince Harry: The Inside Storydiscussed what the cover could mean for Catherine and William. As a result of the cover, couples, according to Larcombe, may struggle to see which is more popular.
“Kate and William are in danger of being dragged into a transatlantic popularity contest,” Larcombe said. “They will feel anxious about the cover and everything about Harry and Meghan.” Why? Because “it always reflects on them.”
He continued, adding that it is normal for William and Catherine to be nervous when Harry and Meghan hit the headlines.
“William and Kate are concerned about everything that is coming out of America regarding Harry and Meghan,” Larcombe said. “Particularly all of Harry’s warts and all the memoirs that are going to be on shelves sometime next year.”
“They have no control over the narrative,” he said.
It appears business as usual for the Sussexes and the Cambridges
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Although Harry and Meghan’s TIME cover may be launching a popularity contest, it seems like everything is as business as ever. In the days since the magazine’s closure, William and Catherine have performed their royal duties. The Duke of Cambridge announced the finalists for the Earthshot Prize, an environmental initiative he unveiled in 2019. Meanwhile, Catherine returned to the limelight after not being seen in public for months.
As for Harry and Meghan, they will appear at Global Citizen Live in New York on September 25. Vanity FairUrge the European Union and the G7 to donate doses of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine to struggling countries.