Meghan Markle & Prince Harry to Host a 'TIME100 Talk' on Building a Better Digital World

Bianca Betancourt
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Photo credit: Pool - Getty Images
Photo credit: Pool - Getty Images

From Harper's BAZAAR

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are continuing their campaign to improve the digital world, this time with a virtual conversation in partnership with the TIME100.

Per an official press release, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan will host a special episode of TIME100 Talks, the publication's digital series of virtual conversations that brings together global leaders from every field to spotlight and encourage action. The Sussexes' specific chat is titled "Engineering a Better World" and will gather high-profile experts, advocates, online creators, and journalists to discuss the pursuit of a "more compassionate, safe, and trustworthy digital world."

The impressive group will include appearances from Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian, Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa, Center for Humane Technology president and cofounder 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, and the hosts of the podcast Teenager Therapy.

A source close to the Sussexes tells BAZAAR.com that the couple was personally involved in selecting the theme, curating the topics, and choosing the guests for their episode. Both Harry and Meghan are expected to make opening and closing remarks at the beginning and end of the virtual conversation, as well as lead some of the discussions that will take place.

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, both TIME100 alumni, are among the most influential voices in the world," said Dan Macsai, TIME executive editor and editorial director of the TIME100, in a statement. "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."

The Sussexes talk follows the royal couple's appearance in the recent TIME100 televised special, during which they spoke out about the importance of voting in this year's presidential election. Their TIME Talks episode will happen next Tuesday, October 20, at 1 p.m. ET, across TIMEs social media platforms and online at Time.com. The event is free to register for and open to all.

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