Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are being recognized this week as some of the most influential people in the world. The couple made this year’s Time 100 list, and are featured together on the cover of the publication in a photo taken by Pari Dukovic, marking the first time the Sussexes have posed together for a magazine cover shoot. Harry and Meghan are being honored in the “Icons” category this year, with chef, humanitarian, and founder of the World Central Kitchen José Andrés writing about their impact for the publication.
“Springing into action is not the easy choice for a young duke and duchess who have been blessed through birth and talent, and burned by fame. It would be much safer to enjoy their good fortune and stay silent,” Andrés writes.
“That’s not what Harry and Meghan do, or who they are. They turn compassion into boots on the ground through their Archewell Foundation. They give voice to the voiceless through media production. Hand in hand with nonprofit partners, they take risks to help communities in need—offering mental-health support to Black women and girls in the U.S., and feeding those affected by natural disasters in India and the Caribbean.
In a world where everyone has an opinion about people they don’t know, the duke and duchess have compassion for the people they don’t know. They don’t just opine. They run toward the struggle.”