Prince Harry says ‘we must look beyond ourselves with empathy and compassion’ as he shows up without Meghan Markle at charity concert in LA to promote COVID vaccine in first public appearance since Prince Philip’s funeral
- Prince Harry made an appearance at the Vax Live charity concert at the So-Fi Stadium in LA on Sunday evening
- “ You have fought bravely and selflessly to protect us all for the past year, ” he told the “ millions of frontline heroes around the world. ”
- Harry was one of the many high profile stars in attendance, including Jennifer Lopez and Selena Gomez
- It was his first public appearance in the US since the funeral of his late grandfather Prince Philip
Prince Harry received a standing ovation after sincerely thanking frontline workers and urging Americans to “ look beyond ourselves with empathy and compassion ” at the star-studded Vax Live charity concert in Los Angeles.
Harry was one of many high profile stars – including Jennifer Lopez and Selena Gomez – to take the stage during Sunday night’s concert recordings hosted by Global Citizen at the So-Fi Stadium in Inglewood, where only fully vaccinated guests were in attendance.
The concert to promote coronavirus vaccines was Harry’s first public appearance in the US since the funeral of his late grandfather Prince Philip and since he and his wife Meghan Markle – who was not at the stadium – gave their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.
“Tonight is a celebration of all of you here, the vaccinated frontline workers in the audience and the millions of frontline heroes around the world,” the 36-year-old royal family told the cheering crowd.
“You have fought courageously and unselfishly for the past year to protect us all. You served and sacrificed, endangered yourself, and acted with courage, knowing the cost. We owe you a huge debt of gratitude. Thank you.’
Prince Harry received a standing ovation after sincerely thanking frontline workers at the star-studded Vax Live charity concert in Los Angeles on Sunday.
“ You have fought bravely and selflessly for the past year to protect us all, ” Harry told the “ millions of frontline heroes around the world. ”
Harry smiled as he addressed the crowd without his wife Meghan Markle on Sunday night
Harry continued his speech: “We are also coming together because this pandemic cannot end unless we act collectively with an unprecedented commitment to our shared humanity.
‘The vaccine must be distributed to everyone everywhere. We cannot rest or really recover until there is a fair distribution to every corner of the world. The mission ahead of us is one that we cannot afford to fail and that is what it is all about tonight.
‘The virus does not respect borders and access to the vaccine cannot be geographically determined. It must be accepted as a basic right for everyone and that is our starting point.
None of us should be comfortable thinking that things could go well when so many others are suffering. In reality, and especially with this pandemic, we are all suffering.
We need to look beyond ourselves with empathy and compassion for those we know and those we don’t know. We must uplift all of humanity and ensure that no one or community is left behind.
“What we are doing right now is in history and tonight we stand in solidarity with the millions of families across India fighting a devastating second wave.”
This is a story in progress.