Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made an appearance on ABC Tuesday night, September 22, to celebrate TIME Magazine’s annual list of the world’s most influential people.
Though the Sussexes have made many virtual appearances amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the TIME100 special is their first joint television appearance since stepping away from royal life.
“We’re six weeks out from the election, and today is Voter Registration Day,” Meghan said on the special. “Every four years, we’re told, ‘This is the most important election of our lifetime.’ But this one is. When we vote, our values are put into action, and our voices are heard.”
Harry also made an appeal for how people engage with each other online in the run-up to the November 3 general election.
He said: “As we approach this November, it’s vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity. What we consume, what we are exposed to, and what we engage with online, has a real effect on all of us.”
The Duke and Duchess were named as TIME’s most influential people of 2018.