In a video for 2020 Time 100, the U.S. magazine's list of the world's most influential people, which aired on Tuesday (September 22) the Harry and Meghan said people who were able to cast their vote, should do so.
"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" Meghan said.
Meghan married Queen Elizabeth's grandson Harry in 2018, also criticized U.S. President Donald Trump during his 2016 election campaign as being misogynistic and divisive.
Under Britain's unwritten constitution, the royal family are expected to remain politically neutral and do not vote in elections. The queen, 94, has rarely strayed into current affairs issues during her 68-year reign.
"Many of you may not know that I haven't been able to vote in the UK my entire life," Harry said in the video. "As we approach this November, it's vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity."
The video was part of a television special that aired on U.S. network ABC celebrating the Time magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people of the year.
Also joining the couple on the list was top U.S. infectious diseases expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, actor Michael B. Jordan and rapper Megan Thee Stallion.