An official photograph of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has been released to coincide with the news the couple will host a special edition of TIME100 Talks on the State of Our Shared Digital Experience on Tuesday.
Presented in partnership with P&G and themed around the topic of ‘Engineering a Better World,’ the special episode is set to reflect Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle’s Duchess’ focus on building online communities that are more compassionate, safe, and trustworthy.
The royal couple will also discuss what that means for supporting and accelerating progress on critical issues like gender equity, racial justice, and climate change.
A photograph of Prince Harry and Meghan shows the beaming mother-of-one alongside her husband of two years, who has a protective arm behind her.
A photograph of Prince Harry and Meghan shows the beaming mother-of-one alongside her husband of two years, who has a protective arm behind her
In the black and white image, Meghan sits in a chair while Harry rests on its arm. He smiles as Meghan, who is wearing a black suit, rests her arm on his leg.
The pair are wearing matching outfits, with Harry, whose hair appears to be receding, going without a tie and leaving his top button open in his trademark casual style.
Meghan is re-wearing an Alexander McQueen Grain de Poudre suit—blazer $1995 (£1,544) and trousers $795 (£615).
She was first seen in the suit back in February 2018 when she attended the annual Endeavour Fund Awards.
That event, a celebration of the achievements of wounded service men and women, marked her first official evening engagement as part of the royal family.
On her wrist, she has a Cartier ‘Love’ Bracelet worth $6500 (£5,031), as well as what appears to be Princess Diana’s gold Cartier Tank Française watch.
The watch, thought to be a present from Harry, was worth $23,000 (£17,800) at the time but is now likely worth a lot more given its history.
The elegant timepiece was worn by Diana at a number of occasions, including a 1997 visit to London’s Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Hindu Temple and an engagement at the British Lung Foundation that same year.
Meghan is known to be a fan of the Tank watch and splurged on her own two-tone version back in 2015 when ‘Suits’ was picked up for a third season.
In the new picture, she’s wearing another gift from Harry in the Lorraine Schwartz Eternity ring he gave her for their first anniversary.
The special gift, of unknown value, was designed using conflict-free diamonds, as well as Harry’s birthstone, a sapphire; Archie’s, a green emerald; and Meghan’s own birthstone, an olive-green peridot; on the underside of the ring.
And of course, she was wearing her $350,000 (£271,000) engagement ring, that was designed by Harry and court jewelers Cleave and Company using one stone from Botswana and two smaller stones from Diana’s collection.
In the picture, Meghan is re-wearing an Alexander McQueen Grain de Poudre suit—blazer $1995 (£1,544) and trousers $795 (£615). She previously wore the suit in February 2018
She also wore a Cartier Tank Française watch, as pictured, gifted by Harry that once belonged to Princess Diana. The watch was worth $23,000 (£17,800) but this once has a special history
Also on her wrist is a Cartier ‘Love’ Bracelet worth $6500 (£5,031)
The episode hosted by the couple will feature conversations with a range of guests, including Reddit co-founder and founder of 776 Alexis Ohanian, and Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa.
Amongst those featuring will also include Center for Humane Technology president and co-founder Tristan Harris, activist and founder of The Loveland Foundation Rachel Cargle, author and co-director of the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry Safiya U. Noble.
Disinformation researcher Renée DiResta, Somewhere Good founder Naj Austin, and the hosts of Teenager Therapy will also make an appearance.
In addition to developing the theme, guests, and topics, the Duke and Duchess will make opening and closing remarks and lead conversations.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will host a special edition of TIME100 Talks on the State of Our Shared Digital Experience on Tuesday. It comes after Meghan Markle made a bold comparison between social media users and drug addicts during her latest virtual summit appearance on Tuesday (pictured)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will host a special edition of TIME100 Talks on the State of Our Shared Digital Experience on Tuesday. Pictured, the royal couple joined Malala Yousafzai for a virtual chat on Sunday
They will also discuss creating safe, trustworthy and compassionate online communities with TIME editor in chief and CEO Edward Felsenthal during the show.
TIME editor in chief and CEO Edward Felsenthal commented: ‘Since launching in April, TIME100 Talks has focused on solutions and visions of a better future through conversations with extraordinary leaders from around the world.’
‘This special episode marks our first collaboration, and we are thrilled to partner with The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to explore these urgent issues.’
In a video filmed for Times 11, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle called on American voters to ‘reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity’ in ‘the most important election of our life.’
Dan Macsai, TIME executive editor and editorial director of the TIME100, added: ‘The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, both TIME100 alumni, are among the most influential voices in the world.
‘We look forward to working with them to elevate essential voices and highlight real solutions to some of the most pressing issues of our time.’
TIME100 Talks has convened more than 100 notable guests – including U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres, advocate Rev. Bernice A. King, immunologist Dr. Anthony Fauci, UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie, musicians John Legend and Elton John, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and the Dalai Lama.
It has generated more than 50 million video views across TIME’s platforms since launching in April.