Meghan Markle and Prince Harry finished their trip in New York by attending the Global Citizen Live event in Central Park.
When Meghan Markle, 40, and Prince Harry attended the Global Citizen Live event in New York City on September 25, they made quite an entry back into the public eye. Their first major public appearance since the birth of their daughter Lilibet Diana in June was at the occasion.
Harry and Meghan spoke about the need for COVID-19 vaccine equity at the gathering in Central Park. “Every person on the earth has a basic right to receive this vaccine. That’s the point, but it’s not going to happen,” Meghan explained.
“And while you can get vaccinated practically anyplace in this country and many others,” she said, “billions of people throughout the world cannot.” “This year, the globe is anticipated to manufacture enough vaccine doses to reach the goal of vaccination 70% of the population in every country. However, it is incorrect that so much of the vaccine supply has gone to just ten wealthy countries thus far, rather than everyone else. It’s simply not acceptable.”
Meghan and Prince Harry had a lot of work to do in New York in the weeks leading up to their presentation at Global Citizen.
On Thursday, September 23, the two joined New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Kathy Hochul at the One World Trade Center Observatory, where they photographed with the leaders.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also met with Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the United States’ ambassador to the United Nations. As they held hands, an eyewitness told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY that the couple appeared to be “very much in love.”
While Prince Harry and Meghan’s trip to New York was their first major public appearance since the birth of their daughter Lilibet three months ago, the couple’s parenting instincts are still in full force.
Harry displayed his love for his 2-year-old son Archie with a nice engraving on his laptop case that read “Archie’s Papa.” The couple also visited a Harlem public school, where Meghan read from her novel The Bench to a second-grade class.
The couple plans to keep pushing for people to be vaccinated. In May, Harry and Meghan served as the Campaign Chairs of Vax Live, a campaign that educated people about the benefits of vaccinations and why they should be given. Because of their philanthropy, Harry and Meghan were named two of TIME magazine’s “Most Influential People” for 2021.