Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans said the royal couple jumped on board immediately as campaign chairs of Global Citizen’s Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World and were on the ‘same page’.
He said they didn’t need convincing, it was merely a conversation.
Mr Evans told Variety at the concert taping on Sunday night at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. “They were so excited. They said, ‘We believe in the importance of vaccine equity.’
“For them, it was an easy decision to do the right thing because they were so passionate already.”
He said when he spoke to Meghan she suggested calling on he private sector to rally and for US businesses to step up, and so they got to work.
“They’ve approached it with such sincerity and such leadership. I’ve been extremely impressed with their amazing commitment to the cause,” Mr Evans said.
Prince Harry received a rapturous response as he took to the stage of a vaccine fundraising concert in the US – but without his pregnant wife Meghan.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had both been set to join famous names from the worlds of music, film and politics at the Vax Live event in California.