Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pose with deputy UN leader ahead of vaccine event


MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry visited the United Nations ahead of their appearance at a vaccine event in New York later today.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who quit royal duties last year, met UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Saturday ahead of Global Citizen Live. Meghan looked chic in beige wide-legged trousers teamed with a camel coat and stilettos, while Harry was smart in a suit.

The couple both wore black face masks and carried folders as they arrived at the UN.

Following the meeting, Ms Mohammed tweeted a picture with the Sussexes and said: “In conversation with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – sharing how to engage on issues we care about deeply: climate action, women’s economic empowerment, mental well-being, youth engagement and vaccine equity.”

Harry and Meghan are taking part in Global Citizen Live later on Saturday urging leaders to adopt a vaccine equity policy to help end the Covid pandemic.

The couple will join the 24-hour broadcast being staged in New York’s famous Central Park and around the world.

It will be part of a number of shows being held in cities from London to Lagos by the organisation Global Citizen.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex met UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (Image: TWITTER)

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The couple both wore black face masks and carried folders as they arrived at the UN (Image: GETTY)

Artists including Ed Sheeran, Sir Elton John, Kylie Minogue, Metallica and Coldplay are scheduled to perform.

The Global Citizen Live campaign is calling on G7 countries and the European Union to share at least one billion Covid-19 vaccine doses with those most in need and support calls for a waiver on vaccine intellectual property rights.

Harry and Meghan’s latest outing comes as royal commentator Jonathan Sacerdoti questioned how much impact their involvement in the event would have.

He told “Now I may be too cynical – perhaps their celebrity status means that there are people who will be influenced by their persuasion to get the vaccine when they wouldn’t have been before but I don’t know anyone who that would apply to.

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Meghan pictured leaving the UN (Image: GETTY)

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Harry pictured leaving the UN (Image: GETTY)

“I don’t really think any anti-vaxxers out there will be thinking ‘Well I wasn’t going to get vaccinated but now these two millionaires who live in California have told me to and she used to be on Suits and he’s part of the Royal Family of Great Britain, so I must go and do it if they’ve said so’.

“I don’t really see that as being the most persuasive part of the campaign to get people to be vaccinated.”

He added: “This is a criticism, they keep coming in for so I think it would be smart for them to maybe choose some causes outside of that, a bit more and focus less on these sort of virtue-signalling causes.”

Harry and Meghan have had a busy couple of days as they tour the Big Apple.


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