Prince Harry couldn’t have asked for a better gift. With Meghan Markle, he joined the ranking of the hundred most influential people of the year 2021 of the prestigious Time.
Prince Harry will long remember his 37th birthday. This Wednesday, September 15, the Duke of Sussex has indeed received an invaluable gift … which he shares with Meghan Markle: they are part of the 100 most influential people of 2021 according to the Time. Like every year, the magazine unveiled its list of personalities who made the news, and Archie and Lilibet’s parents are part of it, celebrated for their altruism. “That same sense of urgency drives Meghan, now the Duchess of Sussex, who has long been an active humanitarian and a staunch advocate for women and girls around the world., writes José Andrés, the chef and founder of World Central Kitchen, an association in which the Sussexes collaborate. (…) Taking action is not an easy choice for a young Duke and Duchess who have been blessed with birth and talent, and burned with glory. ”
“It would be much safer to take advantage of their good fortune and remain silent, he continues on the Time website. It’s not what Harry and Meghan do, or what they are. “ According to José Andrés, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have become important humanitarians thanks to their Archewell Foundation. “They give voice to the voiceless through media production”, he adds, referring to their collaboration with Netflix but also the podcasts on which the couple has been working for several months. And to list the initiatives taken by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in recent months: “Hand in hand with nonprofit partners, they take risks to help communities in need by providing mental health support to Black women and girls in the United States and feeding those affected by natural disasters in India and the Caribbean “.
The Sussexes pay tribute to another winner
“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. They don’t just voice their opinion. run to fight “, concluded José Andrès. A text that must have struck the heart of the Sussexes, very committed since their departure from the ranks of the royal family. Time readers will therefore be able to afford the front page of the Sussexes, who have agreed to pose for photographer Pari Dukovic in their home in Montecito, Los Angeles. The couple also wrote a portrait of another woman featured in the rankings, US-Nigerien economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweal. “Our conversations with her have been as informative as they are energizing. Part of it is because, despite the challenges, she knows how to do things – even for those who don’t always agree – and does it with grace and a smile that warms the coldest rooms, we read in this text. (…) Achieving vaccine equity is a global duty of compassion to one another. Our hope is that guided by strong leaders like Ngozi, we can get there soon. “
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