MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry are to host a series of virtual talks for Time Magazine. Here’s how the couple’s upcoming engagement could prove ‘controversial’, a royal commentator has claimed.
Meghan Markle, 39, and Prince Harry, 36, severed ties with their royal roles earlier this year and since quitting the Firm, the couple have enjoyed more freedom of expression. Despite still being subject to the royal exit terms they agreed with the Queen, the Sussexes have already spoken out on controversial topics that would be deemed off limits to most royals.
Meghan and Harry recently took part in a video to reveal Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2020.
In the clip the royal couple both encouraged Americans to vote in upcoming US election.
Royal Family members are traditionally not meant to mix in politics and in doing so Meghan and Harry ruffled some feathers among traditionalists.
Now the couple, who have held onto their titles despite leaving royal life behind are due to co-host a series of talks for Time that could touch on controversial topics.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry latest: Couple’s next engagement could prove ‘controversial’ (Image: GETTY)
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry: The Sussexes will host a series of Time100 talks (Image: GETTY)
A press release about the Sussexes’ upcoming virtual engagement read: “On Tuesday, October 20 @ 1PM ET, Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will host a specially curated edition of TIME100 Talks, TIME’s series of virtual conversations that convenes extraordinary leaders from every field to spotlight solutions and encourage action.
“Themed around the topic of ‘Engineering a Better World,’ the special episode of TIME100 Talks reflects The Duke and Duchess’ focus on building online communities that are trustworthy, safer, and more equitable—and what that means for supporting and accelerating progress on critical issues like gender equity, racial justice, and climate change.”
Encouraging more positive social media interaction is said to be a key aim of Meghan and Harry’s new non-profit venture Archewell.
The couple are yet to officially launch Archewell due to the pandemic but are already taking steps to establish themselves as authorities on the issues it will strive to tackle.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry: The couple stepped away from royal life in March (Image: GETTY)
In response to Meghan and Harry’s next engagement a royal commentator claimed “it will be interesting how controversial the conversations they have turn out to be.”
Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams told Express.co.uk: “Time is probably the most prestigious magazine of its type with a worldwide reputation.
“In an ABC special Meghan and Harry recently unveiled the Time 100 list, in which, highly surprisingly, they did not appear.
“It was then that they encouraged people to vote in the forthcoming election.”
Mr Fitzwilliams added: “Harry skated on thin ice given his position as sixth in line to the throne by attacking ‘hate speech, misinformation and online negativity’.
“This was subsequently mocked by Donald Trump, against whom it was clearly aimed.
“There are many believe that Meghan has political ambitions and this certainly seems likely.
“Now they are curating virtual conversations for Time100 Talks with those whom Time believes are leaders in different fields and who seek solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems .”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK