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Meghan and Harry named ‘icons’ in Time’s 100 most influential people list

Now they can add another major moment to their 2021 calendars – as Time named them “icons” in its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The couple appear on one of the multiple covers of Time’s issue 100, while others adorning the magazine’s front page include Simone Biles, Billie Eilish and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the first African woman to lead the World Organization. Trade.

In the issue, José Andrés, a chef who founded a non-profit organization that provides meals to those in need following natural disasters, described Harry and Meghan as having “compassion for people who ‘they don’t know,’ and said they ‘don’t’ just ‘opinion – they run to struggle.’

Andrés praised the couple for how 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 disasters. natural resources in India and the Caribbean “.

When the Sussexes gave their interview to Oprah earlier this year, they received praise from around the world for being open and outspoken about their mental health issues and since then the prince has released a documentary series on the mental well-being and the impact of therapy on her life.

Meghan and Harry named ‘icons’ in Time’s 100 most influential people list

“Taking action is not the easy choice for a young Duke and Duchess who have been blessed with birth and talent, and burned with glory,” Andrés also wrote. “It would be much safer to take advantage of their good fortune and remain silent.”

Besides the royal couple, other personalities who have made it to this year’s Time roster include tennis star Naomi Osaka – who also sparked a vital conversation about mental health this year when she retired from the team. French Open – Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny, Britney Spears and Apple CEO Tim Cook.
As usual, the list also includes leaders around the world who have made a significant impact over the past nine months – from US President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping to Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi and Abdul Ghani Baradar, the first vice president of the Taliban in Afghanistan.