How does Time Magazine pick their 100 Most Influential People – Harry & Meghan

While the Duchess told Oprah that she sometimes felt like Ariel, The Little MermaidMeghan Markle channels another Disney princess on the cover of Time Magazine. Snow White.

The announcement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Time Magazine cover dropped on Prince Harry’s 37th birthday! No better way to celebrate than being inducted into Time‘s 100 Most Influential People aka TIME 100. It’s undoubtedly a stellar new line on the Sussex’s resumes and bios but who decides Time Magazine‘s “most influential?” Do Time readers submit their candidates? Can just anyone nominate someone?

The exclusive list of winners is determined solely by Time Magazine‘s editors. Nominations, however, are received by TIME 100 alumni and the magazine’s global staff of writers.

What defines an individual featured in TIME 100? Time says that they consider people that are, “changing the world, regardless of the consequences of their actions.” According to the former editor of Time Michael Elliott (deceased), the list will include leaders that “came to their status by means of a very public possession of power,” characters that are “rarely heard from in public,” or people affecting “our lives through their moral example.”

We know that the Duke and Duchess have an established relationship with Time Magazine. You will remember their highly publicized appearance during Time‘s tv special revealing the 2020 TIME 100. The royal couple urged Americans to vote in the 2020 election and “reject hate speech.” This was considered controversial at the time due to members of the royal family being advised to stay out of politics.

The Sussexes share the 2021 spotlight with the likes of Dolly Parton, Britney Spears, and Tucker Carlson to name a few.

Princess Diana was recently featured in Time Magazine‘s list of the 100 Most Influential Women of the Past Century.

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