Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex are back in the limelight after a (relatively) cool summer. They’re proving they’re still impressive despite coming back in 2020 as senior working royals. The couple are on the cover of Time after making the publication’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle photographed at their California home
The couple, who became parents of 2 in June 2021 upon the arrival of their daughter Lilibet “Lily” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, didn’t go too far for their cover shoot. In fact, he did not leave his home. According to TimeHarry and Meghan photographed at their mansion in Montecito, California, where they live with their children, dogs and rescue chickens.
According to TIME editor-in-chief and CEO Edward Felsenthal, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex also made history with the photoshoot.
“Our cover picture taken by Pari Dukovic marks the first time the world-famous couple has formally posed together for a magazine cover shoot,” he wrote in the magazine.
Meghan and Harry posed for several photos, including one in which the Duchess of Sussex looks at the camera wearing a white jumpsuit while Harry rests a hand on her shoulder. Another image shows the couple in olive green outfits – a turtleneck and trouser ensemble for Meghan and a suit for Harry – with a yellow wall and trees in the background.
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Meghan and Harry were not interviewed for their Time profile, but instead Chef Jose Andres wrote a brief profile on them. Andres is the founder of World Central Kitchen, which is supported by Meghan and Harry’s Archwell Foundation.
“Spring into action is not an easy choice for a young Duke and Duchess, who have been blessed through birth and talent, and burned with fame. It would be much safer to enjoy their good fortune and remain silent.” Andres wrote.
He said, “Harry and Meghan don’t do that, or who they are. They turn compassion into shoes on the ground through their Archwell Foundation. They give voice to the voiceless through media production. Together, they take risks to help communities in need – providing mental-health support to black women and girls in America, and feeding those affected by natural disasters in India and the Caribbean.”
Andres’ final word on Meghan and Harry was this: “In a world where everyone has opinions about people they don’t know, the Duke and Duchess have compassion for those they don’t know. They They don’t just think. They run towards struggle.”
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Time breaks down their list of the 100 Most Influential People by placing them into categories including Pioneers, Icons, Titans, Artists, Leaders, and Innovators. Meghan and Harry top the icons section of the list and are joined by big names like Dolly Parton, Naomi Osaka and Britney Spears, among others.