Meghan Markle has made a rare appearance to support the COVID vaccination roll-out in the US.
The Duchess of Sussex, who is pregnant and expected to give birth to her daughter this summer, made a rare appearance this weekend at Global Citizen's Vax Live: The Concert To Reunite The World. Meghan served as a co-chair of the event, along with her husband, Prince Harry. While Harry attended the event in-person, Meghan was unable to and, instead, appeared in a pre-taped video segment.
In the clip, Meghan is seen wearing an absolutely gorgeous Carolina Herrera poppy print tie waist shirtdress. The £1,515 dress is from the designer's Resort 2021 collection and is still available to shop:
In addition to the Carolina Herrera dress, Meghan wore a meaningful piece of jewellery for the speech—a gold necklace with a charm showing the symbol for "female" combined with a raised fist. The piece is Awe Inspired's £102 Women Power Charm Necklace and it too is still available to shop:
The necklace fit perfectly with the theme of Meghan's speech, which focused on gender equity and the pandemic.
Read Meghan's Vax Live speech below:
'The past year has been defined by communities coming together tirelessly and heroically to tackle COVID-19. And we've gathered tonight because the road ahead is getting brighter, but it's going to take every one of us to find our way forward. As campaign chairs of VAX LIVE, my husband and I believe it's critical that our recovery prioritises the health, safety and success of everyone, and particularly women who have been disproportionately affected by this pandemic. Women, and especially women of colour, have seen a generation of economic gain wiped out. Since the pandemic began, nearly 5.5 million women have lost work in the U.S., and 47 million more women around the world are expected to slip into extreme poverty.
'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 support to lead us forward.'
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