Prince Harry & Meghan will appear in Central Park for Global Citizen Live

Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex celebrate 3 year of marriage! **FILE PHOTOS**

When Prince Harry stepped on stage of the Vax Live event in May, he got a “rock star reception” from the crowd of vaccinated healthcare workers and first responders. The audience was loud and happy to see him. Now imagine Harry and Meghan on stage together in New York. It’s going to be good! Harry and Meghan will make an appearance at Global Citizen Live on Saturday and they’ll be promoting vaccines and vaccine equality.

Global Citizen Live is nearly here, and now two of the strongest voices on vaccine equity are joining the once-in-a-generation event on Saturday, Sept. 25: Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Prince Harry and Meghan will join the 24-hour global broadcast event live from the Great Lawn in New York City’s Central Park, to continue their urgent work with world leaders in the pursuit of global vaccine equity to end the COVID-19 pandemic for everyone, everywhere.

The Global Citizen Live campaign is calling on G7 countries (the world’s wealthiest nations) and the European Union to immediately share at least 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses with those most in need and support calls for a waiver on COVID-19 vaccine intellectual property rights. The campaign is also calling on Pfizer, BioNTech, and Moderna to share mRNA technology with the new World Health Organization-backed transfer hub based in South Africa.

This certainly won’t be the first time The Duke and Duchess have raised their voices about the issue of vaccine equity. As co-chairs of Global Citizen’s VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World in May — which called on world leaders, corporations, and philanthropists to ensure vaccines are available to all — they penned an open letter to Big Pharma CEOs, calling on them to urgently share COVID-19 vaccines with the world’s poorest countries.

[From Global Citizen]

Do you think Pfizer, Moderna and BioNTech will waive their intellectual property rights and share mRNA technology? I mean, realistically, do you think that will happen? I don’t. But I think it’s an important conversation to have and I would be curious to hear those drug companies’ responses to the requests. I just don’t think there’s much political will or economic will for that. It’s far more likely that those conversations will apply more political pressure for the drug companies and governments to share vaccines and make it a bigger priority to vaccinate “developing nations” though.

Anyway, Meghan and Harry in New York! That should be very interesting. I wonder if we’ll see Archie?

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex - Global Citizen "Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World"

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex - Global Citizen "Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World"

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  1. It has been exhilarating to watch these two thrive after leaving that toxic institution. It will be even more exhilarating to watch that toxic institution burn to the ground in a couple decades when they can no longer keep up with paying all of the bots, excuse me supporters.

    • taris says:

      the stages and audiences keep getting BIGGER for harry and meghan … this is exactly what the losers on the united kingdom of misery island were always so desperate to prevent.
      i’m loving it!

  2. Becks1 says:

    Yay so exciting! The THRIVE era is happening and I’m sure many over there in the UK will not know how to deal with it lol.

  3. lanne says:

    Does “live” mean on stage or does live mean “remote live?”

    • Becks1 says:

      I was wondering that too – if they would actually be there in person or if they would be appearing via satellite.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        My guess was live via satellite, but maybe they’ll appear in person?

      • LaraW” says:

        I’m not super surprised by the announcement of Harry being at the event (live or otherwise). I AM very surprised they announced Meghan— she seems to work a lot more quietly and due to the incredible amount of interest and scrutiny directed at her, moves with impressive stealth. Maybe this is a gradual roll out of her in person, public appearances as more of the US gets vaccinated?

        But another thing to consider is that I don’t think Meghan goes on these trips without ensuring she can make the most use of her time. Their trip falls right in the middle of the first UN General Assembly, which is convening in NYC. Lots of opportunities to advocate among world leaders, since I’m sure they will be discussing vaccine equality. I would not be surprised if Meghan is there as an advocate speaking on the disproportionate effect covid has had on women all over the world. Additionally, the UN is holding a Food Systems Summit on Sept. 23 for the very first time to address food insecurity, a cause we all know is very near and dear to Meghan. Maybe she’ll even be a guest speaker at a panel!

        Given these factors, I think H&M will be there in person.

      • LaraW” says:

        The more I think about it, the more I feel like if the UNGA wasn’t happening in that week, Meghan would not choose to go. But given her prior involvement with the UN and the importance of these issues, I think she, Harry, and their team did the cost/benefit analysis and concluded it’s worth having Meghan there. Nothing beats face to face contact, and we’ve all heard about how magnetic Meghan is in person.

        Also an opportunity to meet with their publishers, 70% of NYers have had at least one dose of the vaccine, 62% fully vaxxed. It wouldn’t surprise me if she made appearances to local vaccine organizations to encourage vaccination in communities of color. And various other surprise appearances (like visiting Gail? 😉)

        Now my imagination is going wild— and maybe it will be virtual. But yeah. Also NYC has a very different pap scene, so that might make them feel more confident. Easy to enter a restricted building, leave immediately in a car, etc. And there will be heightened security due to the UNGA— I don’t recall paps being allowed to camp out in front of the UN building to swarm world leaders (or celebrities). Central Park will be on lockdown and NYC is not going to let random people rent helicopters to hover over the park to catch photos. Not sure what the NYC policy is with respect to drones. (Update: drones are illegal in NYC.)

      • Lorelei says:

        @Laraw obviously we have no idea if there’s anything to this or not, but can you IMAGINE if Meghan was making a speech about vaccine equality or something on the day photos are released of the Cambridges attending a movie premiere?

        It would highlight so starkly what lightweights they are compared to the Sussexes. Not a great look for the FFK and for sure would have been forbidden if Harry hadn’t bounced. He would have been stuck trailing behind the Cambridges in photos from the premiere, playing the third wheel to the real stars, just the way they liked it. I LOVE this!!

        I’m off to find out if I know ANYONE involved in any way with this event. My husband is in entertainment law and I have no problem exploiting any contacts he might have when it comes to Harry and Meghan being in NYC.

    • swirlmamad says:

      No, it’s not totally clear to me either whether they will actually be there in person or virtually. Adding to the suspense!

    • Chelsea says:

      I think they actually will be live because GlobalCitizen is airing live from multiple places including LA so i think fact that the press release said the Sussexes will be live in Central Park makes me think they will physically be there at that stage. I dont even want to think about the number of British paps booking a flight to NYC right now.

      • LaraW” says:

        Are the British paps allowed to fly into the US? There were comments in another post re Chaz visiting Lili stating that the US hasn’t lifted restrictions on allowing citizens of other countries enter the US.

      • Becks1 says:

        LaraW I just saw headlines yesterday that they are lifting those restrictions for fully vaccinated individuals, but I did not click to read the stories so not sure when its effective or if there are any other restrictions.

      • RoyalBlue says:

        LaraW I am not a US citizen and I have flown to the US several times during the pandemic.

      • Sofia says:

        @Becks1 and @LaraW”: UK residents/citizens will be allowed to travel to the US as long as their fully vaccinated from early November. So unless they get in due to “work purposes”, they can’t fly in when they want.

        @RoyalBlue: but there is a specific ban on UK people flying in that’s going to be lifted (ignore this if you’re British)

      • LaraW” says:

        Thanks all for the updated info! I’m kind of wondering if the restrictions are being lifted in part due to the UNGA (in addition to the overwhelming scientific data re the vaccine’s efficacy). Biden is trying to re-establish that the US is commited to working with the international community (f u Trump)— having those travel restrictions still in place doesn’t quite send a great first message.

      • BabsORIG says:

        If British paps are booking tickets now, it’s such a shame. They did the same thing to the Cambridges back in 2020, when the Cambridges last visited Republic of Ireland; the paps and RR left early (and left the Cambridges in RoI) to come cover the Sussexes’ “you could have has a bad bitch” last tour. Just so not fair to the poor Cambridges😉.

    • AmelieOriginal says:

      I originally thought they would be in person when I read the article but re-reading it I think they will be joining remotely. It said the “live broadcast,” not that they would both be physically in Central Park itself. Meghan has not done any in person events in months that we know of, apart from her interview with Oprah back in March. She just gave birth in June, I doubt she is flying cross-country with a baby and a toddler during the pandemic for a one day event. I initially got excited because I will be in NYC on Saturday (Brooklyn specifically) but I doubt I’ll be heading to Central Park. The Great Lawn is great though, they do lots of fun special events there. I once saw the NY Philharmonic play there (traditionally they do a series of free public events in different parks in NYC every summer pre-covid).

      • JT says:

        The People magazine article says that they are “coming to New York City in first joint outing since Lili’s birth.” It also says that they are “heading to Central Park”, so I think it is very likely that they will be there in person. There hasn’t been a statement from H&M that I’ve seen, so maybe there is room for error, but I hope they do go.

      • Sid says:

        The UN General Assembly is happening now in NYC and goes on through next week. I could actually see them both coming to NYC for that opportunity in addition to the concert, mainly because there will be a lot of people in town that they might want to meet with for the philanthropic arm of Archewell.

      • Legalese says:

        Why is it so unlikely that they would travel? The pandemic may not be over but people, including myself, are traveling everywhere and anywhere at this point. If you’re refusing to travel now, you will probably still be refusing in five years. The anti-vaxxers are never going to get vaccinated. All this to say I’m sure Meghan and Harry are not hesitant about traveling when the necessity rises. I also wouldn’t be surprised that they’ve be on some secret vacations in the last year, especially this summer.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Legalese, ita. I haven’t actually gone anywhere, lol, but I had this argument with someone the other day. Everyone who wants to be vaccinated (in the US) is by now.

        We have to deal with the fact that we’re living in a society of morons now, and there’s going to be a chunk of the population who is always going to refuse. It’s sad (and horrifying if you look how it came about), but this is just the way it’s going to be from now on. I feel so sorry for the poor people like flight attendants or servers at restaurants having to fight with people to enforce rules, even though that person did not make the rule and is not getting paid enough to put up with the crap they’re getting from some of the anti-vaxxers.

        idk what the answer is, but those of us who *have* been vaccinated continuing to have to wear masks is not it imo.

      • Nic919 says:

        Why aren’t the airlines demanding mandatory masking for the flights and vaccination? They are doing this in Canada. If idiots don’t want to vaccinate make them take their car.

  4. Amy Bee says:

    The US is in support of waiving the intellectual property rights for the COVID vaccines, Germany and I believe the UK are not. The initial plan was for Oxford to give away the vaccines to poorer countries and to let other countries manufacture it and Bill Gates persuaded them not to. I think the purpose is to keep the conversation about vaccine equity going especially as the world leaders are in New York for the UNGA. My question is are Meghan and Harry going to be in NYC or are going join by video link?

    The Palace can’t be happy about this announcement coming the day before the Philip tv tribute and the event happening a few days before the Royal Premiere of the new James Bond movie. I look forward to more articles about Harry and Meghan overshadowing the Royals.

    • Over it says:

      Amy Bee, I bet the palace is not , however, this is what the rejection of half in /half out looks like. They could have had two bad bitches but awww well.Now they can keep on keeping on with dumb and dumber

      • Amy Bee says:

        @Overit: I think Harry and Meghan being half in would still have been a problem for the Royal Family because they would be overshadowing the rest of them but at least they would have some control over what Harry and Meghan did. They were too stupid to see that half in would have been better than the situation they’re in now.

      • Gk says:

        Agreed. I wonder if the queen and Charles regret the hard no now. I bet William doesn’t cause now he gets to be the absolute center of attention.

      • Lorelei says:

        @OverIt that cannot be overstated: “This is what rejection of half-in, half-out looks like.” << that is *exactly* it!!

        The Sussexes were probably disappointed at the time, but looking back, it’s the best thing the BRF ever did for them. THEY DID THIS. They did it all themselves. There’s no one else to blame: the Sussexes actively tried to remain tethered to them, and they were spiteful and arrogant enough to say no, assuming that Harry and Meghan would stfu and go back to Frogmore with their tails between their legs. Never in their wildest nightmares did they foresee things playing out the way they have. I cannot even imagine how much they regret that decision. Welp! ¯_(ツ)_/¯

        I didn’t realize that in addition to the movie premiere, it was *also* so close to the thing about Philip. But these morons need to realize that people are capable of following more than one story at a time, and that the world does not stop turning on its axis every time one of the senior royals does some “work.”

      • Sure says:

        The palace might have rejected the half in half out proposal but seeing H return to the UK twice this year while also working publicly in the USA shows that they are in fact half in and half out. I think rejecting the proposal worked out well for both parties. H & M are free to pursue their interests unhindered while the BRF can bask their success or conversely distance themselves from any “failure” encountered by H & M.

      • BabsORIG says:

        @Sure, Nope, the Sussexes are NOT half in half out. The BRF can no longer “bask in the Sussexes’ successes and distance themselves from the failures” as you put it. Half in meant the Sussexes remained on and working for the crown in some capacity, which meant the palace(s) could then have a say in what the Sussexes would participate in. As it is right now, Harry has been back to the UK for personal reasons, not as working royal. The palaces have stated unequivocally that they have absolutely no decisions to make or have any say in what the Sussexes do. So Harry returning to the UK was in no way as a working royal so the half in doesn’t apply here. The Sussexes are completely out and not half in and half out.

    • Layla says:

      Well the palace will just have to suck it. No doubt by now the losers are used to it. Poor Kate’s still trying to get over her “limelight” (more like dim light) being overshadowed by Harry on HIS birthday. Poor, exhausted CEO soul.
      This announcement and appearance isn’t on Harry and Meghan anyways (even though we all know the rat rota will beg everyone to believe that it is), it’s on Global Citizen because they arranged the event right?

      • Amy Bee says:

        @Layla: Harry and Meghan are not obligated to coordinate with they Palace on anything because they are independent of the family and run their life and business as they see fit. So is never on them. They can make announcements whenever they want. I’m just pointing out that the Palace will be annoyed by this but they only have themselves to blame.

      • Debbie says:

        And we all know that the royal rota could just focus what’s going on in their own country and not report incessantly about M&H. So, the ball really is in their court if they object to the timing of what’s going on in New York.

    • Over it says:

      Amy Bee, I agree it won’t have worked but the palace f around and now they are finding out every time Harry and Meghan do something huge

      • Lorelei says:

        @OverIt I just enjoy the mental image so much…the stuffy old courtiers kicking themselves, red in the face with anger, every time something like this is announced, knowing they could have vetoed a lot of it if they’d just put their egos aside long enough to agree to the Sussexes’ first proposal.

        I would not be surprised if William punches a hole in the wall with each new headline. They probably have a contractor on retainer, sitting outside KP, waiting to be told what new wall he needs to repair that day. I’m glad we at least get to know that this bit of karma is playing out behind closed doors.

    • Megan H says:

      Patent attorney chiming in here. There are a few things at play here. There are certain exceptions in US law where the government can mandate waivers. One of those is for inventions made pursuant to federal grants or contracts (ie warpspeed). My understanding is that Pfizer didn’t use government funds in their development, which would take a little bit more work in mandating their waiver…. But it’s definitely possible.

      The other issue is that the patent landscape here is INCREDIBLY complex and involves licensed technologies from probably 20 other companies, some of which were government funded but a lot that were not.

      So it’s very tricky.

    • Debbie says:

      Well, AmyBee, I hear that Will & Kate are teaming up Charles and Camila and they’re adopting a really neat and modern nickname (the new Fab Four) in order to combat the combined wattage of Meghan & Harry thus far. Maybe if those 4 Englanders aren’t enough, they’ll add Sofie and her husband to that count, I hear tell she’s the new Diana. So, that ought to be worth something.

  5. Sofia says:

    Good for them. I don’t think we’ll see Archie or Lili. H&M want their kids to grow up out of the spotlight as much as possible so putting them in front of a global audience is the opposite of that. If they are there, I won’t be “annoyed” or something but I’ll be very, very surprised.

    • Jan says:

      The kids are not vaccinated, chances are they’re staying in Montecito with Nana and a nanny.

      • Layla says:

        I just absolutely love the idea of Doria ( the epitome of elegance and sophistication, certainly in my mind) as Archie and Lili’s grandmother. You just know she’s going to be an amazing and stable influence on them both

      • Lorelei says:

        @Layla, in all of the formal group photos from the wedding and Archie’s christening, I always thought Doria looked the most “regal” of them all. I don’t know what it is, but she exudes it. Maybe it’s her clear conscience shining through, just like it does with her daughter.

  6. Over it says:

    Thank goodness, I have missed seeing these two together so much.

  7. Layla says:

    And cue a random keen announcement on that Saturday or the Friday before from KP. You just know the staff are running around like headless chickens, with William banging his hands on the wall in incandescence in the background and Kate is still looking for something olive

  8. Snazzy says:

    Companies could always go for voluntary licensing approach, where their IP rights are “shared” for cheaper production by generics for use in developing countries, and thus help reach greater vaccine access worldwide. This model (voluntary licences) was used for the roll out of HIV drugs over the last 10 years and could potentially be replicated for vaccines.

    Amazing that they will be at the NY event. I can’t wait for the meltdown by the RRs

  9. Chelsea says:

    Im glad theyve kept up on this subject; it’s incredibly important for everyone to move forward from this pandemic. Im happy they’re continuing to push the G7 countries and EU on their commitments because there were many countries that made promises months ago that have not followed through and there are also countries, like the UK, who have gotten doses from COVAX when they already have enough and could push themselves to the back of the line so that poorer countries get doses sooner. I think those are probably the issues that could actually be solved but unfortunately i dont think there is the political will, especially in the US, to strip back the IP rights on vaccines.

    Harry and Meghan’s have been very smart this year about choosing how and when to use their platforms and the interest that comes when they make appearances and I’m glad they’re using it for causes like this.

    • Lorelei says:

      @Chelsea could not agree more with your last paragraph— they’ve been incredibly savvy about what they go public about. They’ve been able to spread things out perfectly; it doesn’t feel like we’re being inundated with news about them, but it does feel like just when their fans (all of us, lol) start to really miss them, they pop up again.

      Meanwhile, the RR’s and Brexiters will continue to screech “woke!!” every time the Sussexes participate in something like this, but fewer and fewer people listen to them or care the more time passes. And the people who do listen to them and agree are not people the Sussexes ever wanted to reach, anyway. Harry and Meghan know their audience. So their detractors are pretty much screaming away in a shrinking echo chamber.

  10. Noor says:

    Paris, New York City and Lagos will be involved in the Global Citizen Live drive on vaccine, famine and climate change.

    London? No London will be busy hosting the glitzy premiere for a new James Bond movie attended by the two heirs to the British throne. How tone deaf and out of touch these royals are.

    • Christine says:

      I find it hysterical that they can’t even bleat about how “Hollywood” Harry and Meghan are, since their beloved FK and FFK are going to be at an actual movie premiere. I.Love.It. The irony abounds!

  11. RedWeatherTiger says:

    Ruh roh…brace for impact:

    Palace was blindsided!
    Insult to the queen!
    Stealing thunder!
    Too Hollywood!
    Kate prefers to do her good works QUIETLY!
    How dare they insult Prince Philip this way, when he is barely cold in the ground?
    How can people with 35 bathrooms speak about EQUITY?
    She’s wearing clothes and jewelry!!
    Harry looks forlorn and lost and homesick and whipped!
    They can travel to NY but not to London to see sad Charles and bereft Queen Lilibet, whose name they stole for their kid without permission!

    What did I miss?

    • Over it says:

      “Lol. Thanks for this. It’s hilarious

      • Eurydice says:

        Lol, there’s also – if they’re so concerned about privacy, then why do they keep saying things in public? And – if they care so much about vaccines, then why aren’t they donating their personal money to the cause?

    • mellie says:

      Good ones….all will be mentioned in the DM you can be sure of that!

    • Case says:

      “She’s wearing clothes and jewelry!!” LOL.

    • Lorelei says:

      A private jet! “Eco-hypocrites!”

      I think you got everything else, and I’m lmao at your comment. 👏👏 “She’s wearing clothes and jewelry!” is so pathetically accurate.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      LOL RedWeatherTiger. We’ll be waiting for it. Might have to check the Buzzfeed article comparing Kate/Meghan headlines in case you missed something.

      This is exciting news and an important event.

  12. Bettyrose says:

    I love that they’re doing this but as a Bay Area resident, four hours from Montecito, I am so eagerly awaiting the end of the pandemic when I just know they’ll be making appearances up here. So I’m seriously jealous of NYC that they get them first.

  13. Pat Gaddess says:

    It is no secret that Meghan breast feeds her babies. Traveling is a real hassle during a pandemic and traveling with a baby and a toddler would be very difficult. Traveling with a breast pump is not much easier. God bless Meghan. I suspect they will appear by video

    • Harper says:

      I applaud any mother who would schedule to appear live onstage at a worldwide public event while nursing a three-month-old baby whose sleep and eating schedule is very likely to be unpredictable.

  14. RoyalBlue says:

    Back to work. And now they show the blue bloods what work means.

  15. Case says:

    LOVE THIS FOR THEM. The Global Citizen Festival is a great event — I went to their Central Park concert one year and had a wonderful time. Not surprised that they’re getting involved with this organization given all the great work they do. Looking forward to seeing them during the livestream.

    • L4frimaire says:

      Wonder what they’ll be doing at the event. Hope they have a lot of fun in NYC and are seen out and about.

  16. Athena says:

    I thought it was a shame when the royal family made Meghan give up her UN ambassadorship or affiliation when she married in, tied to not overshadowing Kate. It will be good to see her reestablish those roles and connections.

    If they’re traveling by private jet can’t she pump and store, FedEx same day back to CA? Expensive but not impossible.

    The BM can’t make a fuss about how they got to NY ( if they come) since they have not said a word about how Will, Kate and family travelled to France for James’ wedding.

    • 809Matriarch says:

      Yeah, they won’t hold back for slamming them if they travel via private jet, no matter what the Lamebridges did, because melanin factor. The double standards have been in play from day one.

      • lanne says:

        I guess they’re supposed to walk carrying staffs everywhere they go. Including over the oceans.

      • bettyrose says:

        I try to be very environmental, but private jet travel is just not a thing that bothers me. I know the carbon footprint is huge, but if the private travel enables globally relevant work, then it balances out. I guess I’d like to see more regulation of private travel. Maybe billionaires shouldn’t be able to jet from NYC to Paris for lunch just on a whim, but it’s not like we’re slamming world leaders for taking private planes across the globe. There are justifications for it. (But what do I know? I also used to consider myself vegan until I just learned from some rando online that getting the Moderna vax means I’m not a real vegan).

    • Lorelei says:

      @Athena I said this to Becks the other day— it’s so juvenile and ridiculous how obsessive this family is about “overshadowing.” Someone is *always* overshadowing someone else, then someone else overshadows the original overshadower…do they expect the entire world to come to a halt and pay attention only to them whenever they do anything? They get just as angry every time it happens (which is constantly). I’ve never seen anything like it in my life.

      There is some sort of overshadowing happening in that family AT ALL TIMES. It’s hilarious. I guess they think their audience has peabrains like they do, and can only pay attention to one thing at a time, ever.

  17. Nyro says:

    Duke and Duchess of Impact and Relevancy in Central Park. The crowd is going to go crazy. Idk how many days this is before the Bond premiere but this one live appearance of Harry and Meghan is going to going to overshadow the local island royals for at least 6 months. 😂

  18. Athena says:

    And let not forget, if they keep this up they’re not going to get an invite to stand at the balcony for the Queen’s jubilee

    • Dee Kay says:

      I really hope they *don’t* get invited to the Queen’s Jubilee. Of all the despicable, revolting things about the British tabloid media, the worst in my book is how they smeared Meghan for years, driving her to suicidal ideation and driving Harry to plot an exit for his family out of that country, and then act not only surprised but *offended* when H+M don’t return to the UK!!!!! If this were a truth- and fact-based media ecology, the British press would write, “Despite the fact that we caused Harry and Meghan severe psychological harm, we still would like to take photographs of them on the balcony next year.” Though it would still be ridiculous, at least that framing would be accurate.

      • Jegede says:

        Not just the media.

        FAMILY /courtiers happily briefed oultets branding her a sociopath, narcissist, Meghan, b!tch, degree wife.

        I mean, who won’t want to be around that.🙄🙄

      • BabsORIG says:

        @Jegede, you ID reminds me of one of my fav actresses, Yvonne Jegede; I love that girl.😘

      • Lorelei says:

        Regardless of whether or not they’re invited, I hope they don’t go. The UK doesn’t deserve them. Even for one day. I hope they never set foot on that balcony ever again. They’re too good for it.

    • Lizzie says:

      My theory is the rf will do everything they can to get Meghan on the balcony so the can say forevermore ‘you see, we aren’t racists AND she was lying about it or she wouldn’t have come’.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Lizzie ITA. It would lessen their credibility in the eyes of many if they ever do it again.

      • Sure says:

        I like your theory and suspect that M and the children won’t visit during the jubilee celebrations while H will be there out of respect for his grandmother.

  19. pottymouth pup says:

    I can assure you that companies that have invested multiples of millions into developing their mRNA technology and have plans to expand it’s use in other indications are not going to give their IP away. That said I believe that both Pfizer & Moderna (and probably J&J) have partnered w/COVAX, CEPI, GAVI, WHO & UNICEF to get vaccines to lower & middle income, and poor countries.

  20. tamsin says:

    The Royal Family only needs to keep the support of the UK. They could have some event or announcement to overlap any and every Sussex appearance or project annoucement and make it the headline news in the UK. But would be part of UK news only, not the international news. However, they DO long for international attention. RR think they can compete with actual journalists and legitimate international publications.

  21. Jais says:

    Will BTS be there? My dream is for Meghan and Harry to collaborate on something with BTS.

  22. SUNNYVILE says:

    Oh I so love how kkkate was completely ignored today😂they’re really irrelevant now and I wonder if RRs will even show up to their James bond premire event knowing how it’ll be full of alot of entertainment reporters. I wonder how many RRs will be sent over to try cover this😏

    I’m so excited to see the fugees & bts. Oh I want to see Harry and Meghan with bts🤞🏽🤗

    • Lorelei says:

      Seriously, even the ANNOUNCEMENT of a Sussex appearance got more attention than an ACTUAL appearance by the FFQ.

      I hope they still have those crisis managers, because they’re going to need them. They are up sh!ts creek without a paddle.

  23. Moo says:

    The N.Y. Post’s “Page Six”reports H&M will be in N.Y.C., coincidentally during the same time as the U.N.’s General Assembly is meeting.

  24. aquarius64 says:

    I can’t wait for Harry and Meghan to come to NYC.. I know the palaces are salty about this , and the BM, because the Bond premiere is officially a fluff event compared to this.

  25. Isabella says:

    I wonder if live means no pre-recorded instead of in person. Seems to me that Live Aid concerts beamed to different venues in different parts of the world, with everything happening in real time. But I could be wrong. Fun to see.

  26. blunt talker says:

    I look forward to seeing them-love to the Sussex family.

  27. Melly says:

    4.7k comments about this on the DM. Mainly negative rubbish that I don’t care to focus on. 59 about Katie Keen’s engagement. Salty little englanders so busy hating on the Sussex they forget to support their white Duchess. Hilarious. Cannot wait to see the Sussexes in action, again!

  28. Marivic says:

    Most British are salty and bitter that the Sussexes are coming out in an event that is relevant in today’s world: global humanitarian appeal for vaccine equity, reduce vaccine hesitancy, funding support for vaccine delivery to humanitarian populations. They can’t top that with a future and future, future kings and their queen consorts attending a James Bond movie premiere. So all these Brits do is rant and shriek because in their heart of hearts they know their royals are so shallow and out of touch in these trying times.

  29. Mina_Esq says:

    lol yes, how dare they pull focus from such an important event with their Hollywood issues concerning urgent global health crisis? Will and Kate have surely been working tirelessly to prepare for the event. Kate commissioned bespoke buttons for her dress months ago. M and H are directly disrespecting the button makers of GB, not to mention the British movie industry as a whole. The Queen will be devastated.

  30. aftershocks says:

    I don’t think M&H are flying to NYC. I would think they will join via video-streaming, or pre-taped video message on a large screen

    Nope, we are not going to see Archie, much less Lili Diana, at this event. The Sussexes are nurturing and canoodling with their kids at Casa de Montecito, privately. At the same time as they are taking care of business with their work and charitable endeavors.

  31. Lorelei says:

    @Simone ahahaha I didn’t realize that but you’re right! Even three or four-day old photos/footage of Meghan and Harry will still get more attention than any of the Cambridges at the premiere. We’ll see some pics, and discuss whatever Kate wears for about five minutes, but it won’t be dominating any news cycles.

    Kate is probably seething. She hasn’t been seen in so long, and this is the first time in a while that she’ll be glammed up, dressed up and meeting celebrities, and it will still pale in comparison to the Sussexes’ appearance in NYC. Considering her brother was just featured on the cover of Hello with __zero__ photos of her anywhere, she’s probably as incandescent as Bill right now.

    I haven’t been on Twitter so god only knows how they’ll twist this one. Something about the hypocrisy of a private jet for sure, and something about how this is devastating to the Queen, like they’d flown all the way to NY and didn’t jaunt over to visit her before flying home or whatnot.

  32. aftershocks says:

    ^^ Yes @Simone, another good cause. And it will be great to see M&H on a live broadcast together. They will probably do a livestream from Montecito. I really doubt they are planning to travel to New York. With two young ones, it’s surely safer to Zoom in to the live event.

    We definitely aren’t going to see Archie, much less Lili Diana, on this occasion. That’s wishful thinking. We’ll be fortunate if M&H share a family picture at Christmas. If they do, it will likely be another computer-generated illustration. We have the haters and the tabloids to thank for the Sussexes’ necessity to protect their children from public exposure. When they did share nice photos of Archie, and that first birthday video, we know the nastiness that happened.

    The way the British media acted about Lili Diana’s name was so OTT crazy, I’m sure that’s a huge reason why M&H feel no need to share any photos of her publicly.

  33. Chrissy (The Original) says:

    LOL! I love the “bespoke buttons”. It’s sad that buttons are her greatest claim to fame and not any ‘groundbreaking’ initiative. Such a waste.

  34. Debbie says:

    Well, the queen SHOULD be devastated. What with Meghan and Harry doing this in the year of our Lord, her 70th Jubilee, within the same week of Eugenie/Beatrice giving birth. I mean, what would Phillip think?

    Have I covered all the unwritten, invisible, inconsistently-applied “protocols?”

  35. Eurydice says:

    The Global Citizens website says they’ll be “joining live from the Great Lawn in New York City’s Central Park.” That sounds like they will be there in person.

    As for the children, there’s no reason for anybody’s babies to be at this event – or to subject them to a 6-hour flight, not counting additional travel and waiting time.

  36. Becks1 says:

    So one of the “fun” perks to not being working royals is that we’ll have no idea whether or not they bring Archie and Lili. For a BFing mother, bringing your baby along places with you is the easiest thing to do, and it could very well be that H&M bring Lili, fly private, and she hangs out in the hotel with someone they trust the whole time, so her exposure is minimal, and Meghan can continue to nurse her easily (and pump when she has to be away from her.) I know some will screech at me but its really not the craziest thing in the world.

    The point though is that we will never know. They don’t have to parade their children in front of the press, we don’t need photo ops of Meghan carrying Lili off a plane, etc. They could hang out in NYC for a month together and we might never know, and that to me is one of the reasons they wanted to step away, so that they did not have to offer their children up on a platter to the hateful press.

  37. aftershocks says:

    @Eurydice said:
    “The Global Citizens website says they’ll be ‘joining live from the Great Lawn in New York City’s Central Park.’ That sounds like they will be there in person.”

    Joining live can mean being there in-person, or joining live by video stream on a large screen from the Great Lawn. A lot of people thought we’d get to see video of M&H on the TIME 100 broadcast a few days ago. But no, we didn’t. It was only the same pictures of them that appear in the magazine.

    With the virus still around, and babies they are nurturing, I’m not sure M&H would take the chance right now of flying to NYC. We’ll soon find out.

  38. Becks1 says:

    @aftershocks – to clarify, I’m not saying we are going to see them. we are definitely not going to see them. I’m saying that H&M no longer need to update the press re: travel plans for their children so it becomes their issue and their issue only (as it should be.)