Some Royal fans have expressed enthusiasm over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s appearance on a TV show, although some have decided to boycott the show which is designed to celebrate 100 of the most influential people on earth.
The new TV show is based on Time magazine’s yearly list of ‘100 Most Influential People’ on the planet. This is the first time American broadcaster ABC is producing the show and will be announcing the winners and celebrating their achievements.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are set to make an appearance during the programme, but this has provoked some royal fans who reacted to a tweet update about the show by ABC with promises to boycott the program.
A twitter user whose personal profile described as Patricia Watts, a royal enthusiast from Louisville, commented, “I know what I’ll be skipping’, with another Twitter user from New York saying, “Thanks, I’ll pass on the whole mess.”
Time Magazine released its ‘100 Most Influential People’ list on Tuesday subdivided between ‘pioneers’, ‘artists’, ‘leaders’, ‘titans’ and ‘icons’. Also included are politicians, cultural figures and sportspeople such as Angela Merkel, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Dan Macsai, TIME chief executive, said the programme will “recognise the extraordinariness of this year”.
While speaking to E! News Ian Orefice, TIME studios president, said: “In a year in which we are unfortunately unable to convene the TIME100 community together in person, we are excited to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of the members of this year’s list with a brand-new experience on ABC that will allow more people to participate than ever before.”
Although some people clearly said they would boycott the show because of the Duke and Duchess others expressed their enthusiasm about their appearance.
A Twitter user with an account from the US said, “Can’t wait to see Harry and Meghan!” and Another said, “So proud of Harry and Meghan.”
A Twitter user from the UK, said, “Super! I shall be watching. I love the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”
The Duke and Duchess of Susses will be appearing alongside South African, but US-based comedian Trevor Noah, actress Sandra Oh and singer John Legend. The likes of Jennifer Hudson, Halsey and more will stage live performance at the event.
Rob Mills, ABC’s studio director, hinted that the channel is “elated” to be broadcasting the occasion.
“Amidst this unprecedented year, we hope that viewers at home will not only be entertained but feel inspired by the impact that the honourees’ of the 2020 TIME100 list have made on the world,” he said.
Although this year’s TIME magazine ‘100 Most Influential People’ event will be without reception as it has always been in previous years due to the pandemic.