Watch Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Talk Voting on the Time100 TV Special

Chloe Foussianes
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Photo credit: TIME / TIME100
Photo credit: TIME / TIME100

From Town & Country

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made a rare joint television appearance last night, joining a host of other celebrities for the first-ever Time100 TV special. The royal couple used their airtime to congratulate the change makers on this year's newly-revealed Time100 list—and to once again implore their fans to vote.

"Every four years, we're told the same thing: that this is the most important election of our lifetime. But this one is," the Duchess said. "When we vote our values are put into action, and our voices are heard. Your voice is a reminder that you matter—because you do—and you deserve to be heard." (Watch Meghan speak about voting in the clip above, and celebrate the Time100 honorees in the video below.)

Harry, who isn't a U.S. citizen like Meghan, explained that he wouldn't be able to vote in the upcoming election—and that he has never voted in the U.K., as is customary for members of the royal family—but he encouraged viewers to stay positive online, and to be wary of misinformation. "As we approach this November, it's vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation, and online negativity," he said. "What we consume, what we are exposed to, and what we engage with online, has a real effect on all of us."

Meghan has been repeatedly stressing the importance of voting as the presidential election nears, explaining why she thinks it's important to cast a ballot in Marie Claire, cold-calling voters with Gloria Steinem, and more.

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