The Duchess of Sussex spoke about her unborn child during a virtual speech for the Global Citizen’s VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World. It marked the first time Meghan, 39, had spoken publicly about her little girl since her interview with Oprah two months ago. Back then she said the baby is due in “the summertime” after Harry revealed the gender.
In her latest appearance, Meghan called for equal access to Covid vaccines for every country around the world.
And she said their baby girl, who is believed to be due as early as June, had acted as motivation for herself and Harry to step up in their efforts to help women.
Meghan said: “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 the support to lead us forward.
“Their future leadership depends on the decisions we make and the actions we take now to set them up, and set all of us up, for a successful, equitable, compassionate tomorrow.
“We want to make sure that as we recover, we recover stronger. That as we rebuild, we rebuild together.”
The baby will be the 11th great-grandchild for the monarch and the fifth grandchild for Prince Charles, the heir to the throne.
The Queen’s grandson and his American-born wife serve as campaign chairs of the campaign, which has attracted household names such as J.Lo and Selena Gomez.
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7.53am update: Harry was ‘itching’ for public adulation at Vax Live concert and oozed ‘rockstar’ vibe
Prince Harry revelled in the “rapturous” adulation he received at the Vax Live concert and exuded a “rockstar vibe” on stage, according to the Heir Pod podcast.
Last Sunday, a star-studded cast of musicians put on a concert in front of over 20,000 fans at the SoFi stadium in Inglewood, California.
It was organised by the Global Citizen action group to raise money for purchasing vaccines for priority populations around the world.
Both Meghan Markle and Prince Harry served as campaign chairs for the ‘VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World’ extravaganza.
The Duke of Sussex made an appearance on stage and was greeted by a standing ovation from concert goers.