Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will make an appearance at VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World to seek private funding and enable more people around the world to get vaccinated.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will join President Joe Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden, Vice-President Kamala Harris and a handful of celebrities and personalities in the special to run on May 8. The event will be hosted by Selena Gomez and will also include appearances from other world leaders like Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada and President Emmanuel Macron of France.
According to People, Harry and Meghan Markle are Vax Live's Campaign Chairs and the pair has been leading a vaccine campaign to tap private companies to raise funds for the program COVAX. The initiative aims to acquire vaccines and tests that will benefit the underprivileged and the poorest countries across the world.
Vax Live will actually be pre-taped at the SoFi Los Angeles stadium where a large vaccination site has been established by the local government. In between calls to donate for this vaccination drive will be performances and speeches from Harry, Markle, Gayle King, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, H.E.R. and the Foo Fighters.
In a statement, Harry and Markle said that they are involved as they want to "pursue equitable vaccine distribution" and aim to make this accessible to anyone. They believe that vaccination is a critical mission so that the world can heal together from the pandemic.
This will mark Harry and Markle's appearance together following their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in early March. It's the couple's first project since Harry's return from London to attend the funeral of his grandfather, Prince Philip.
Doctors prevented Markle from flying back to London with her husband since she is heavily pregnant with their second baby. According to Us Weekly, Markle was told to take precautions since she miscarried in July 2020.
Meanwhile, reports cited that Harry and Markle are the only members of the royal family who did not receive an image boost after the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh. In a poll conducted by YouGov, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's popularity rating remain low as two-fifths of the British public view the pair as unfavorable.
The poll also showed that three in 10 individuals in Britain like Meghan Markle but three in five citizens dislike her. The biggest ratings boosts were for Prince Edward and Prince Charles.