The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are the cover stars of Time journal’s list of the most influential individuals on the planet, with the accolade revealed on the duke’s thirty seventh birthday.
The US publication launched a shiny picture of Harry and Meghan, taken at their Montecito dwelling in California. Jose Andres, a good friend and chef who runs the charity World Central Kitchen, writes that the couple are “driven” and “compassionate”, and give a “voice to the voiceless”.
“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,” Andres writes. He provides: “They run towards the struggle.”
Writing that they had been “humbled” to be half of Time’s annual high 100 list on their Archewell foundation website, the couple additionally contributed to the list, honouring the economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the primary African and first woman to lead the World Trade Organization. “What will it take to vaccinate the world? Unity, cooperation – and leaders like Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala,” they wrote.
Meanwhile members of the royal household wished Harry a cheerful thirty seventh birthday, posting footage on their social media accounts.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s official Twitter account posted a picture of him together with the phrases “Happy Birthday Prince Harry!”
The same message on the Queen’s Twitter account featured 4 footage of Harry, together with one of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex collectively.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall posted three images on their official social media account, together with two of Harry together with his father. The message stated: “Wishing The Duke of Sussex a very Happy Birthday today!” and included a birthday cake emoji.