Prince Harry and Meghan Markle named on Time 100 most influential list

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Time 100 cover has left fans scratching their heads, with many claiming the photo looks like it’s been Photoshopped.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were named among the top 100 most influential people of 2021 by the publication and posed for a series of photos at their home in Montecito California.

Photo: Instagram/Time
Photo: Instagram/Time

"In a world where everyone has an opinion about people they don’t know, the duke and duchess have compassion for the people they don’t know. They don’t just opine. They run toward the struggle," writes @chefjoseandres,” the caption of Time’s Instagram post reads.

Many people applauded the cover, calling them a “beautiful couple”, others weren’t so sure about the choice of photo used by the publication.


“This must be a joke,” one person wrote, with another simply writing: “Absurd”.

“Why is he hiding behind her?” another person asked.

“That photo is so awkward, is it photoshopped?” a Time reader wrote, with another person writing: “This HAS to be an editing mistake”.

Prince Harry Meghan Markle holding Archie as a baby
Prince Harry Meghan Markle topped the 'icons' section of the list for their work on The Archewell Foundation. Photo: Getty Images

Other photos of the couple released by Time show the pair walking hand-in-hand in their garden and another of them standing side-by-side against a window backdrop.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle topped the “Icons” list for their work on Archewell Foundation, with chef José Andrés writing:

“They turn compassion into boots on the ground through their Archewell Foundation. They give voice to the voiceless through media production. Hand in hand with nonprofit partners, they take risks to help communities in need—offering mental-health support to Black women and girls in the U.S., and feeding those affected by natural disasters in India and the Caribbean.”

Also listed by Time in the top 100 most influential people are Britney Spears, Billie Eilish, Kate Winslet and Lil Nas X.

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