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, 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, joined other celebrities at a New York City concert to encourage people to get vaccinated.
Harry and Meghan, who now reside in California, appeared on stage at Global Citizen Live, a 24-hour concert in Central Park.
"Are we prepared to do what is necessary to end this pandemic?" Harry said at the event.
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan appeared at a star-studded concert with this message about making COVID-19 vaccines accessible to everyone around the world. https://t.co/8FphDvqB4E pic.twitter.com/RlVHDx4WPw— ABC News (@ABC) September 26, 2021
"It is so good to be back here with all of you," Meghan said. "We know that it feels like this pandemic has been going on forever. We get it. It is a lot and some people are just over it. But if everyone's over it, it's never going to be over. There's so much that we can do today, now, that can get us closer to ending this pandemic and that's why we're all here."
"Every single person on this planet has a fundamental right to get this vaccine," Meghan added, speaking of the need for more equitable vaccine distribution. "That's the point, but that's not happening."
This is not the first time that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have advocated for global vaccine equity.
In May, they appeared at "Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World" to share a similar message.
"The mission in front of us is one we cannot afford to fail out and that's what tonight is about," Harry said in pre-recorded comments for the event. "The virus does not respect borders and access to the vaccine cannot be determined by geography. It must be accepted as a basic right for all and that is our starting point."