As the race for the White House heats up in the United States (US), people around the world are sitting up and waiting to see what's next for the country. Today was
National Voter Registration Day in the US, which falls on the fourth Tuesday of every September, and everyone from news anchors to celebrities made a rallying call for US citizens to register to vote—including the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who made the rare move of weighing in on politics.
While the couple has grabbed headlines for various reasons over the past few months, they've kept a relatively low profile in terms of television appearances. That remained the case until yesterday (September 22), when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their first joint TV appearance since relocating to the US.
Speaking as alumni of Time 100—Time magazine’s annual list of changemakers and leaders, which included Harry and Meghan in 2018—the couple appeared on Time’s TV special on ABC to congratulate those named in 2020’s list.
“Thank you, Time, for including us in this very special evening, and congratulations to this year's transformative leaders and changemakers,” Harry said, addressing viewers from their home in Santa Barbara.
“You work tirelessly to create a better world, a better global community for all of us, and we thank you and celebrate you tonight.”
“You're playing a critical role for our future and that of our children, seeing our world through the lens of the community is so important because we need to redraw the lines of how we engage with each other both online and off. What we're exposed to online seeps into how we engage with each other offline, it can train us to be kind or it can train us to be cruel,” Meghan added.