TIME magazine included Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on its new list of the world’s most influential people.
TIME released the full roster of honorees on Wednesday, September 15, which also happens to be Harry’s 37th birthday.
Photos of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were released by the publication. The new photos mark the first time the couple has formally posed together for a magazine cover shoot.
“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,” José Andrés, founder of World Central Kitchen, writes about the couple in the publication.
World Central Kitchen, a non-profit, which has now delivered more than 500,000 hot meals to earthquake-stricken Haiti, is an official partner of Harry and Meghan’s Archewell Foundation.
José Andrés adds in an appraisal of the royal couple: “It would be much safer to enjoy their good fortune and stay silent.
“That’s not what Harry and Meghan do, or who they are…. 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.”