On his arrival on the stage of the charity concert “Vax Live: the concert to bring the world together”, Sunday, May 2 in Los Angeles, Prince Harry was entitled to a standing ovation. Meghan Markle’s husband went to SoFi Stadium alone as the Duchess of Sussex, who is currently pregnant with a baby girl, canceled his visit at the last minute.
Just back from England where he attended the funeral of his grandfather Prince Philip, the Duke of Sussex responded to this event organized in honor of the nursing staff who have been on the front lines since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. In his speech, Prince Harry called on leaders around the world to step up and provide vaccines to everyone on the planet.
“This pandemic will only end if we act collectively with an unprecedented commitment to our shared humanity,” he said before continuing on the importance of vaccination: “The vaccine must be distributed everywhere and for all. We will not be able to rest or truly recover until there is an equitable distribution to the four corners of the world. “
“Ban Ki-moon gave a standing ovation”
Meghan Markle is also used to committed speeches and this, long before Prince Harry puts the ring on her finger. In 2015, when she was appointed Ambassador to UN Women, the actress gave a very strong speech on gender equality and the empowerment of women on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
“It is said that girls with dreams become women with a vision. May we empower ourselves to achieve such a vision, for it is not enough to just talk about equality, it is necessary to believe in it. And it is not enough. not to believe in it, we have to work on it. Let’s work together, from now on, “she concluded with emotion at the end of her speech.
In an interview for Elle magazine the following year, Meghan Markle had somewhat embellished reality about this end of speech. “I gave a speech on the occasion of International Women’s Day and Ban Ki-moon gave a standing ovation,” she assured. A standing ovation launched by the Secretary General of the UN at the time, just that? Unfortunately for the Duchess, the pictures speak for themselves. And in a video recorded at the time, the audience applauds enthusiastically yes, but no one stands up.
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