Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Appointed As Campaign Chairs For Vax Live Concert, Will Make Appearance At The L.A. Event
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are stepping into the spotlight for a good cause.
The couple have been appointed as the campaign chairs for Global Citizen's VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World, and they're also helping raise money for COVAX, a worldwide vaccine-sharing program.
The May 8 event, which will will be hosted by Selena Gomez, "is celebrating the hope that COVID-19 vaccines are offering families and communities around the world," the official description reads. "We are calling on world leaders to step up to make sure vaccines are accessible for all so we can end the pandemic for everyone, everywhere."
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Also slated to appear is President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in addition to a handful of celebs like Ben Affleck, Gayle King and Chrissy Teigen.
There will be performances by Jennifer Lopez, the Foo Fighters and more.
The concert is being held at Los Angeles' SoFi stadium, and a limited number of people will get to see the action live while following social distancing guidelines.
"As a global community, we are in a race against time and the key to coming back together is the vaccine. We need to build vaccine confidence in the U.S. and globally, and encourage people to take the vaccine as quickly as possible," stated Global Citizen cofounder and CEO Hugh Evans.
He continued, "There is a light at the end of this tunnel, but getting vaccines to everyone, everywhere regardless of who they are or where they are from, is key to ensuring the end of this pandemic around the world. We must all unite to get back on track to eradicating extreme poverty."
Meghan and Harry have yet to publicly reveal if they've been vaccinated, but Queen Elizabeth II received both of the shots earlier this year, calling the process "quite harmless" and "very quick."
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"Once you've had the vaccine, you have a feeling of, you know, you're protected," she added. "Which I think is very important."
To learn more about the concert, click here.