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Prince Harry & Meghan Markle, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Are Coming to Global Citizen Live in NYC! The Duke and Duchess are coming to Central Park to stress the importance of global vaccine equity.

Prince Harry & Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Are Coming to Global Citizen Live in NYC!
The Duke and Duchess are coming to Central Park to stress the importance of global vaccine equity.

Global Citizen Live is nearly here, and now two of the strongest voices on vaccine equity are joining the once-in-a-generation event on Saturday, Sept. 25: Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Prince Harry and Meghan will join the 24-hour global broadcast event live from the Great Lawn in New York City’s Central Park, to continue their urgent work with world leaders in the pursuit of global vaccine equity to end the COVID-19 pandemic for everyone, everywhere.

The Global Citizen Live campaign is calling on G7 countries (the world’s wealthiest nations) and the European Union to immediately share at least 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses with those most in need and support calls for a waiver on COVID-19 vaccine intellectual property rights. The campaign is also calling on Pfizer, BioNTech, and Moderna to share mRNA technology with the new World Health Organization-backed transfer hub based in South Africa.

This certainly won’t be the first time The Duke and Duchess have raised their voices about the issue of vaccine equity. As co-chairs of Global Citizen’s VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World in May — which called on world leaders, corporations, and philanthropists to ensure vaccines are available to all — they penned an open letter to Big Pharma CEOs, calling on them to urgently share COVID-19 vaccines with the world’s poorest countries.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated health, social, and economic inequality globally,” they wrote. “The global vaccine rollout thus far further deepens these disparities, with the poorest and most marginalized populations most adversely impacted.”

And to celebrate their son Archie’s second birthday, they led a global fundraising effort to support Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which is co-leading the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) Facility to get vaccines to people in low-income countries who need them most. The initiative — thanks in part to donations matched by Mastercard Impact Fund, Seadream Family Foundation, and a public charity — ultimately mobilized $3.5 million.

“The virus does not respect borders, and access to the vaccine cannot be determined by geography,” Prince Harry said on the VAX LIVE stage. “It must be accepted as a basic right for all and that is our starting point.”

Months later, vaccine equity remains a dire issue. Coronavirus variants are spreading across the world, people in poor nations still can’t access vaccinations or treatments, and rich countries continue to hoard vaccines as they move forward with COVID-19 booster plans (despite the World Health Organization and other health experts saying such plans at this stage will only exacerbate extreme vaccine inequity). The Duke and Duchess’ message is sure to be one world leaders need to hear.

Additional appearances announced Tuesday for the global broadcast event include United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley, Education Cannot Wait Director Yasmine Sherif, Namati CEO Vivek Maru, Rotary President-elect Jennifer Jones, SDG Champion and Advocate Eddie Ndopu, Ford Foundation President Darren Walker, Paris Peace Forum Steering Committee President Trisha Shetty, Hip Hop Caucus President and CEO Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., UN Next Generation Fellow Valeria Colunga, advocate Eunice Akoth, and more.

As part of our year-long Recovery Plan for the World campaign, Global Citizen Live will showcase a day of unity spanning seven continents, bringing together more than 70 artists, activists, and world leaders to defend the planet and defeat poverty.

In addition to focusing on vaccine equity, Global Citizen Live will call on the wealthiest nations to deliver on their promise to give $100 billion annually to address the climate needs of developing countries; urge US citizens to contact their representatives to pass the largest climate protection bill in American history in order to set the US on track to at least halve emissions by 2030; call on businesses to help curb emissions through joining the Race to Zero and pledge to plant 1 billion additional trees by 2022 in support of 1t.org; and push the G7 and the world’s billionaires to end the hunger crisis by contributing at least $6 billion for meals for the 41 million people on the brink of starvation.

Three years of TOGETHER, OUR COMMUNITY COOKBOOK. In just one week, Meghan Markle’s charity cookbook had been already a bestseller at the time.

After just one week, Meghan Markle’s charity cookbook had been already a bestseller at the time.

All for a good cause!

Just in a week!, Meghan Markle and the Hubb Community Kitchen joint cookbook, sales had gone through the roof and it’s had become something of a sensation. The project, titled Together: Our Community Cookbook, had become a bestseller internationally and especially in the UK. It’s had been great news for the charity kitchen as all the proceeds from the book went towards their efforts. It’s pretty wild how quickly it’s had taken off.

According to PEOPLE, the book had racked up close to 11,000 sales in the UK and was currently the sixth most sold book on Amazon US in just a week after it had hit the selves. Amazon UK also had revealed that it was currently, the third best selling book in the food and drink category – trailing behind Jamie Cooks Italy and Deliciously Ella The Plant-Based Cookbook.

Bea Carvalho, Waterstones’ Cookery Buyer, had given her views to some element of media as the book’s had been picking up speed at brick and mortar shops too. Although she didn’t divulge the book’s sales statistics, it’s apparently had been a real winner since it land on their shelves.

Bea had said, ‘We’ve been really pleased with the success of Together. The press and social media activity following the announcement generated a huge number of pre-orders, and created a real sense of occasion in our shops when the books arrived.’

‘Our sales continue to be strong and show no signs of slowing down, and the response we’ve had from our customers has been overwhelmingly positive,’ she continued. ‘We’re very proud to be helping to raise much needed money for this very worthy cause.’

It was impossible to escape coverage of the book’s launch at the time, as it was highly publicised as one of Meghan’s first major projects as a member of the royal family. Her mother Doria Ragland also had come along to show her support and Prince Harry was spotted beaming with pride as she whizzed around, totally in her element. Even if he did sneak off with a couple of samosas when he wasn’t supposed to.

The book features a foreword by the Duchess of Sussex, who met the team behind The Hubb Community Kitchen when she volunteered to cook with them for the survivors of the Grenfell Tower Fire. The BBC reported that Meghan said she felt ‘immediately embraced by the women in the kitchen’ and hailed the diversity of people who had come together as ‘pretty outstanding’.

Featuring over 50 recipes from places as different as the Middle East and North Africa, the cookbook is a meaningful reflection of London’s diverse population.

Together: Our Community Cookbook is available now both on Amazon UK and at Waterstones. Priced at just £9.99, all of its proceeds go towards funding the Hubb Community Kitchen.

Meghan Markle EFFECT! Duchess of Sussex sparks 89% boom in wide leg trouser sales with viral TIME cover.

Meghan Markle sparks 89% boom in wide leg trouser sales with viral TIME cover.

Meghan Markle sported two pairs of gorgeous wide leg trousers and the nation has gone wild for them – here’s our favourite pairs on the high street…

Is it just me or is everyone else still obsessing over the TIME magazine cover which was released on Wednesday?

The global Royal couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made it into the TIME Top 100 influential list and posed up a storm for the front cover.

Believe it or not, it’s their first one ever and boy did they look good. (Insert swoon here).

The cover has even sold out quickly as that supporters were upset they did not place order earlier,anyway that always happens with everything Prince Harry and Meghan Markle does, they turn everything into gold.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were recognised by the magazine for their charity work, most visibly through their Archewell Foundation.

The magazine proclaimed: “Hand in hand with nonprofit partners, they take risks to help communities in need – offering mental-health support to Black women and girls in the US, and feeding those affected by natural disasters in India and the Caribbean.”

And while their good work has been rightly applauded, it was Meghan’s outfits that everyone had their eyes on…

Pari Dukovic snapped the cover photo of our favorite pair.

The Duchess posed in a crisp white shirt and white wide leg trousers for the cover image and then a khaki roll neck and matching wide leg trousers for the second.

Thanks to the ‘ ‘Meghan Effect’ fashion fans went wild for the look.

Sales of wide leg trousers went up by 83per cent overnight while searches for green turtleneck jumpers shot up by 148per cent.

It’s safe to say Meghan Markle has not lost her style icon status since she fled back to her homeland, LA.

Wide-leg trousers have been a fashion staple since way back in the 1920’s and still today remain a wardrobe must have item with them being a firm favourite in the working wardrobes.


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