More than four months after signing an agreement with a New York agency to become professional speakers, Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, will show their talents in speeches in a virtual talk they will offer on one of the topics most passionate about the couple: building a better digital world. Magazine TIME announced this week that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will host a public conversation as part of the series Engineering a Better World, part of the activities that the US publication will have in the framework of the annual event TIME100 Talks.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give virtual talk
After having sparked controversy in the royal family and the White House with its participation in the televised event TIME100, where they invited Americans to participate in their next presidential elections, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will return to work with the magazine, now with a talk where they will address the advantages and needs of a “better digital world.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at an event in London in 2018.
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“Since its launch, TIME100 Talks has focused on solutions and visions for a better world through conversations with extraordinary leaders from around the world, ”said the magazine’s editor-in-chief and CEO, Edward Felsenthal. “This special episode marks our first collaboration and we are excited to be working with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to explore these pressing issues.”
For his part, the editorial director of TIME100, Dan Macsai, said in a statement published by People that Harry and Meghan are “one of the most influential voices in the world.” “We are looking forward to working with them to raise essential voices and shore up real solutions to some of the most relevant issues of our time.”
Alexis Ohanian, husband of Serena Williams and co-founder of Reddit, as well as the hosts of the podcast Teenager Therapy they will accompany the couple in their conversation. Angelina Jolie, Elton John and the Dalai Lama will also be part of the select group of speakers assembled by the magazine.
Improving the digital world, one of Harry and Meghan’s great concerns
Although his first collaboration with TIME It was with a highly political message that even angered Donald Trump, this time Harry and Meghan occupied the magazine’s platform to talk about one of the topics that most interest them: building a better digital world.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex: “Congratulations to this year’s transformative leaders and change makers. You work tirelessly to create a better world, a better global community for all of us” #TIME100 https://t.co/3aojLBhOVu pic.twitter.com/aqOkVUNFBX
— TIME (@TIME) September 23, 2020
Recently, the also actress of Suits He spoke in a podcast about being the most “trolled” person on the internet in 2019 and pointed out that social media can be a “vulnerable” and open place for “disconnection”.
There is no date yet for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s talk, but it is expected to happen in the coming weeks.