The cover of TIME magazine featured Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in the issue where they unveiled the 2021 list of women. 100 most influential people in the world, where they were praised by a close friend for their humanitarian causes and “giving a voice to the voiceless” instead of living a quiet life in their California mansion, even though the photo shoot they presented is directly from it.
In the list section “Icons”, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex share the place alongside the likes of Naomi Osaka, Dolly Parton, Britney Spears and Alexei Navalny.
The American publication has a profile of the people who appear on the list, however the one dedicated to Meghan and Harry was described as “flattering” by critics, it was written by his friend and chef José Andrés, whose organization charity is financially supported by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex through their Archewell Foundation in India and the Caribbean.
“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 ” wrote the chef, “It would be much safer to enjoy your good fortune and remain silent. That’s not what Harry and Meghan do, or who they are. “
Still, the cover photos show the dukes on a terrace of their $ 14.65 million mansion and then in green walking through their estate in Montecito, California. In other images, the couple are seen in outfits chosen by stylists Clare and Nina Hallwroth, however they were criticized by a critic and photographer who said they were a Terrible retouching job. They look like CGI “.
Others commented that the photograph seemed too retouched or revealing, as Prince Harry stood behind his wife and looked “Completely uncomfortable looking behind” according to one reviewer.
José Andrés boasted the “sense of urgency” that dominates the actions of the dukes, where he exemplified the incident when Harry served in Afghanistan and ran to his Apache helicopter when his air base was attacked; as well as mentioned that Meghan has been active for a long time in defense of the women and girls of the world.
“They turn compassion into boots on the ground through their Archewell Foundation. They give voice to those who do not have it through media production. Together with non-profit partners, they take risks to help communities in need, offering mental health support to black women and girls in the US and feeding those affected by natural disasters in India and the Caribbean. ” .
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During the description of his profile there is no mention of the problems of the Dukes of Sussex with the British Royal Family or the series of interviews where they revealed racism towards their son and the way in which Meghan was ignored during her pregnancy and about to commit suicide to because of the treatment they gave him.
The accolades continued throughout the profile written about the couple, ignoring the issues that have been posted since the dukes left the Royal Family.