- The Duke of Sussex has called for vaccines to be ‘distributed to everyone everywhere’ at a star-studded charity concert in Los Angeles.
- Prince Harry appeared alongside dozens of celebrities at the Vax Live event, a charity performance in aid of the international Covid vaccination effort.
- Hosted by the singer Selena Gomez, the concert – to be aired on Saturday – featured performances from artists Jennifer Lopez and Foo Fighters.
A recent news article published in the BBC reveals that Prince Harry makes vaccine plea at concert in LA.
US President Joe Biden also spoke
Addressing thousands of fully vaccinated guests at the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, Prince Harry praised the efforts of front line workers during the pandemic.
“Tonight is a celebration of each of you here, the vaccinated frontline workers in the audience and the millions of frontline heroes around the world,” he said.
Duke’s first public appearance
It was the duke’s first public appearance since the funeral of his grandfather, Prince Philip on 17 April. His wife the Duchess of Sussex, who is pregnant, stayed at home.
The couple are campaign chairs of Vax Live, organised by anti-poverty group Global Citizen.
US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden also appeared at the concert in a pre-recorded video.
Other celebrity guests, including Ben Affleck, David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel and Sean Penn, all called for equal access to vaccines around the world, or vaccine equity.
Other video messages came from Pope Francis, French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
In his address Prince Harry called on people to come together and commit to their “shared humanity”.
“The vaccine must be distributed to everyone everywhere,” the Duke said.
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Source : BBC