Prince Harry gets a rockstar greeting at the Vax Live concert

The prince joins Selena Gomez, H.E.R., JLo, and more at Vax Live concert to help stop the spread of COVID-19

Prince Harry at Vax Live Concert
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No guitar necessary for this rockstar welcome: Prince Harry took the stage at the Vax Live concert in Inglewood, California this week, and was greeted by a standing ovation at SoFi Stadium.

The Duke of Sussex's heartfelt message about COVID-19 vaccine equality was met with plenty of praise and cheers from the crowd, as were guest appearances from Olivia Munn and Gayle King and musical performances from Jennifer Lopez. and H.E.R. Selena Gomez hosted the event. 

Following the death of his grandfather Prince Philip in April and the explosive tell-all Oprah Winfrey interview in March, the prince made his first public appearance at Vax Live: The Concert To Reunite The World. Both he and his wife Meghan Markle were approached by Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans to co-chair the event, though Markle—who is currently pregnant with the couple's second child—was not in attendance.

See Prince Harry at the Vax Live Concert

Throughout his speech, Prince Harry made it clear that the only way to fight the horrific COVID-19 virus is through unity. "This pandemic will not end unless we act collectively," he said. 

What's more, the Duke of Sussex took the time to thank healthcare workers and show the audience why equality is so significant during this global crisis.

"The vaccine must be distributed to everyone, everywhere," he said. "We cannot rest or truly recover until there is a fair distribution to every corner of the world."

Viewers will be able to catch the Vax Live concert on Saturday, May 8th at 8pm ET on ABC. If you're looking for ways to take a stand and support the cause, visit Global Citizen online.

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

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