Prince HarryPrince HarryGOP lawmaker calls for Meghan, Harry to lose royal titles over paid leave push Meghan joins push for paid family leave in rare political statement Prince Harry and Meghan announce partnership with asset management fund Ethic MORE and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of SussexMeghan MarkleMeghan joins push for paid family leave in rare political statement Prince Harry and Meghan announce partnership with asset management fund Ethic Harry and Meghan join celeb-filled vaccine equity event MORE, will be joining an A-list lineup this week at a splashy event pushing for vaccine equity.
The pair will appear at Global Citizen Live, a massive gathering in New York's Central Park, on Saturday. Harry and Meghan will speak about "the importance of achieving global vaccine equity," Global Citizen said in a Tuesday announcement.
The couple, who stepped away from their duties as full-time working members of the British royal family last year, are part of a glittery list of celebrities who will be participating in the 24-hour televised global event, which organizers say aims to "unite the world to defend the planet and defeat poverty."
The talent poised to appear include: Jennifer Lopez, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Elton John, Camila Cabello, BTS, Meek Mill, Keith Urban, Coldplay, Demi Lovato, Jon Batiste, Doja Cat, Ed Sheeran, H.E.R., Metallica and Shawn Mendes, among many others.
The campaign highlights five objectives, which include ending the coronavirus pandemic and hunger, "resuming learning for all, protecting the planet, and advancing equity for all."
Part of the vaccine equity push, organizers said in a statement, is urging Group of Seven and European Union leaders "to share at least one billion COVID-19 vaccine doses immediately with those most in need, support the proposal to waive [intellectual property rights] around the production of COVID-19 vaccines and other medical tools ... and for Pfizer, BioNTech and Moderna to share mRNA technology with the new WHO-backed mRNA technology transfer hub based in South Africa."
It's not the first time 37-year-old Harry and his former "Suits" star wife have used their platform to promote vaccinations — they co-chaired another Global Citizen event back in May called "Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World."
"The virus does not respect borders and access to the vaccine cannot be determined by geography," Harry said in pre-taped remarks at that event. "It must be accepted as a basic right for all and that is our starting point."