Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex can now add TIME magazine cover stars to their ever-growing CVs.
The couple appear on one of the seven covers of the magazine’s TIME100 issue, which highlights its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
The famous duo have appeared on numerous tabloid covers over the years, but this is the first time they’ve officially posed together for a magazine cover.
In the photo, taken by photographer Pari Dukovic, Meghan rocks an all-white ensemble and voluminous blowout and smiles subtly for the camera. Harry, who stands behind his wife, looks equally sharp in an all-black ensemble and rests his hand on Meghan’s shoulder.
Dilys Ng, who edited the cover, explained the significance of the photo in an article on Time’s website: “It captures their powerful dynamic as equal partners.”
Harry and Meghan appear on the cover of the magazine and on the list of 100 influential people. Chef José Andrés also wrote an essay about the couple in the magazine.
In his article, Andrés describes the “sense of urgency” the couple share and describes all the humanitarian work they have done alone and together.
“Taking action is not an easy choice for a young Duke and Duchess who have been blessed with birth and talent, and scorched with fame. It would be much safer to take advantage of their good fortune and shut up,” he wrote. “That’s not what Harry and Meghan do, or who they are.”
Andrés highlights the couple’s Archewell Foundation, their media production company and the range of philanthropic work they have undertaken.
“Hand in hand with nonprofit partners, they take risks to help communities in need, providing mental health support to Black women and girls in the United States and nurturing those affected by natural disasters in India and the Caribbean,” he wrote.
Harry and Meghan are certainly in good company on TIME100 magazine’s cover series and are joined by six other changemakers: gymnast Simone Biles, actress Kate Winslet, singer Billie Eillish, writer Cathy Park Hong, chief executive of the World Trade Organization Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang.