A heavily pregnant Meghan Markle made her first TV appearance since the explosive Oprah interview.
In the pre-recorded Global Citizen’s VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World, which was aired on Sunday (May 9), the Duchess of Sussex used the opportunity to make an impassioned plea for people to get vaccinated.
“As campaign chairs of VAX LIVE, my husband and I believe it’s critical that our recovery prioritizes the health, safety, and success of everyone, and particularly women who have been disproportionately affected by this pandemic,” the duchess said in her video. “Women, and especially women of color, have seen a generation of economic gain wiped out.”
She continued; “my husband and I are thrilled to soon be welcoming a daughter. It’s a feeling of joy we share with millions of other families around the world. When we think of her, we think of all the young women and girls around the globe who must be given the ability and the 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 set all of us up, for a successful, equitable and compassionate tomorrow.”
Prince Harry also spoke at the concert at Los Angeles’ SoFi Arena, but he appeared on stage in person. He called for fair distribution of vaccines around the world and also spoke about misinformation.
“I understand why people are confused or don’t know what to think or believe about vaccines,” he said. “We are experiencing a viral pandemic alongside a digital pandemic. In today’s world, we are so connected, like a vast nervous system, whether we’re online or not and much like the virus, there are no borders online. So when vaccine misinformation and disinformation spreads, magnified on social media and in parts of traditional media, it exposes a collective threat to humanity.”