Kate Middleton given standing ovation at sport awards in 2012
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are the campaign chairs of Vax Live, but only the Duke attended the event, which will be broadcast this evening. The recording of the event will air at 8pm ET (12am GMT) and can be watched from outside the US on a YouTube live stream. When Harry walked on stage, he was greeted by rapturous applause by the vaccinated frontline workers in the audience.
He went on to thank those in attendance and frontline workers around the world before urging world leaders to help distribute vaccines to all corners of the Earth.
He said: “You spent the last year battling courageously and selflessly to protect us all.
“You served and sacrificed, put yourself in harm’s way and with bravery knowing the costs.
“We owe you all an incredible depth of gratitude, thank you.”
Kate Middleton was met by a standing ovation years before Harry at Vax Live
Prince Harry got a standing ovation at Vax Live
He continued: “But we’re also coming together because this pandemic cannot end unless we act collectively with an unprecedented commitment to our shared humanity.
“The vaccine must be distributed to everyone everywhere. We cannot rest or truly recover until there is a fair distribution to every corner of the world.
“The mission in front of us is one we cannot afford to fail on and…