The birthday boy, Prince Harry, and his wife Meghan have been included in Time’s 100 most influential list, which praised the couple’s compassion.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were named to Time’s 100 Most Influential People list today as they appeared on a dazzling magazine cover.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were praised in the post.
“In a world where everyone has an opinion about people they don’t know, the Duke and Duchess feel compassion for people they don’t know. They don’t just give their opinion. They run towards the fight ”, writes José Andrés in Weather.
A photo of the couple, taken by Pari Dukovic, appears on the cover of the magazine with Harry dressed all in black as he stands behind Meghan, dressed all in white.
The magazine published two other photos, with the couple wearing matching green suits in front of a yellow wall.
And in a more frank shot, parents can be seen walking through a garden holding hands.
The pair join prestigious names who have also appeared on the cover of the magazine, following the likes of Barack Obama.
Fans were quick to comment on how “awkward” and “retouched” the photos looked.
Joining Meghan and Harry on the list of Times This year’s most influential ‘icons’ are tennis star Naomi Osaka, as well as singers Britney Spears and Dolly Parton.
Billie Eilish is listed as a ‘pioneer’ in star breakdown, while Olympic gymnast Simone Biles is considered one of the magazine’s most influential ‘titans’.
Previous influential cover stars have included Leonardo DiCaprio, Barack Obama, and Nicki Minaj.
In Harry and Meghan’s entry there is no mention of their break with the Royal Family or the series of explosive interviews they have given about their lives as royalty.
And today, Harry’s family seemed to put their differences aside when they marked his 37th birthday.
Wills and Kate tweeted on their Kensington Royal account: “Happy birthday, Prince Harry!”
The queen also paid tribute to her grandson, saying, “Wishing the Duke of Sussex a happy birthday today!”
His father, Prince Charles, wished his son a “very happy birthday” with some heartwarming photos of him and a young Harry.
It marks the first online display of affection between separated family members since before Prince Harry left the royal fold, and offers a glimmer of hope that Harry and Meghan’s daughter Lilibet may soon meet the queen. .
This article originally appeared on Sun and republished here with permission