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, Prince HarryPrince HarryMeghan joins push for paid family leave in rare political statement Prince Harry and Meghan announce partnership with asset management fund Ethic Global Citizen Live concert raises .1 billion to fight poverty MORE and Meghan, paid a visit to the One World Trade Center’s observatory on Thursday along with New York Gov. Kathy HochulKathy HochulThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Uber - Biden makes his pitch as tax questions mount Hochul gets early boost as NY gubernatorial race takes shape Woman accused of trying to set fire at Jewish school arrested in New York City MORE (D) and New York City Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Uber - Biden makes his pitch as tax questions mount Hochul gets early boost as NY gubernatorial race takes shape Overnight Health Care — Presented by Carequest — Boosters take a big step forward MORE (D).
The group, who were also accompanied by de Blasio’s wife and son, looked out at the city skyline on the cloudy Thursday and later took a photo in front of the center together.
“It’s wonderful to be back, thank you,” Meghan the Duchess of Sussex said when asked how she was enjoying being in New York, The Associated Press reported. Prince Harry offered a similar response.
The couple also visited several Sept. 11 memorial sites, including the Sept. 11 memorial plaza and 9/11 Memorial & Museum, according to the AP.
Harry and Meghan, who last year stepped back from their duties as British royal family members, are in New York City for an event pushing for COVID-19 vaccine equity, Global Citizen Live, which will take place on Saturday.
The 24-hour event also seeks to call attention to climate protections, curbing carbon emissions and ending world hunger.
According to Global Citizen, in regards to the COVID-19 vaccine, the event will call for “the G7 and EU to share at least one billion COVID-19 vaccine doses immediately with those most in need, support the proposal to waive IP around the production of COVID-19 vaccines and other medical tools — backed by over 100 countries — and for Pfizer, BioNTech and Moderna to share mRNA technology with the new WHO-backed mRNA technology transfer hub based in South Africa.”
Other stars participating in the event include musicians Jon Batiste, Billie Eilish, Elton John and Meek Mill, among others.