Meghan and Harry snubbed by Time 100 ‘most influential’ list despite speech

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their first primetime TV appearance as part of the Time 100 virtual ceremony yesterday, but the pair missed out on the heralded list.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were both named in the top 100 back in 2018 but have not made the cut this year.

They did, however, appear in the virtual ceremony to urge Americans to vote ahead of the November 3 election in the show which aired on ABC.

Harry told people in the US to “reject hate speech” and spoke how he was unable to vote himself due to his lack of US citizenship.

“This election – I’m not going to be able to vote here in the US,” he said, in what is his first comments on the election.

“But many of you may not know that I haven’t been able to vote in the UK my entire life.

“As we approach this November, it is vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity.”

Meghan, who has been a vocal critic of US president and Time 100 list-maker Donald Trump in the past, called the upcoming election the “most important election of our lifetime”.

“When we vote, our values are put into action and our voices are heard,” she continued.

“Your voice is a reminder that you matter, because you do and you deserve to be heard.”

The pair, who moved to the US earlier this year after stepping back from the Royal Family, also hit out at online trolls.

The former Suits actress said we “need to redraw the lines of how we engage with each other”.

She continued: “What we’re exposed to online seeps into how we engage with each other offline.

“It can train us to be kind or it can train us to be good.”

And the Duke of Sussex added: “Tonight reminds us of how important it is to watch out for each other, to care for each other and to inspire each other. We are incredibly proud to join you for this historic moment in time.”

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