Meghan Markle, 39, and her husband, Prince Harry, 36, advocate the availability of the coronavirus vaccine for all segments of the population and call on rich countries to help provide vaccines to third world countries and other poor countries. The Duchess of Sussex took part in the Global Citizen’s Vax Live concert (it was broadcast yesterday), where she gave an online speech (the Duchess’s speech in the video starts at 1:36:57).
In her speech, Megan noted that the safety of people around the world should be a priority, and said that she wants the same for her daughter, who will be born soon.
We are gathered tonight because there is a gap ahead. As chairpersons of the Vax Live campaign, my husband and I believe it is imperative that restoring people’s health, safety and success for everyone, especially women disproportionately affected by this pandemic, be a priority.
Women, especially women of color, saw the economic gain generation wiped out. Since the start of the pandemic, nearly five and a half million women have lost their jobs in the United States, and another 47 million women worldwide are expected to find themselves in extreme poverty.
My husband and I are very happy that we will soon have a daughter. We share this joyful feeling with millions of other families around the world. When we think of her, we think of all the young women and girls around the world who need opportunities and support to lead us forward. Their future leadership depends on the decisions we make and the actions we take now to set them up and all of us for a successful, fair and merciful tomorrow. We want to make sure that as we recover we become stronger, that as we recover we recover together,
The Duchess of Sussex refused to be present at the concert in person (Megan, who is in her last weeks of pregnancy, does not want to take another risk and endanger her health and the health of her baby), which was recorded last weekend. But her husband visited him and made a speech.
Meghan Markle, who chose a red dress with flowers, recorded her performance on the territory of her house with Harry in Montecito. In the video, Megan was sitting on a bench – she is very similar to the one that appeared on the cover of her children’s book .
The concert was also attended by many stars, including Jennifer Lopez and Selena Gomez, and US President and First Lady Joe and Jill Biden.