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Megan Markle discusses how the pandemic has disproportionately affected women of color on Vax Live

The Duchess of Sussex has also talked about her unborn daughter in a video clip of the event.

meghan Markle wasn't ready to attend Global Citizen's Vax Live: The Concert To Reunite the planet face to face , but she still made sure her voice was heard at the event.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex co-chaired the event, which was organized to boost awareness about the COVID-19 vaccine and encourage people to urge vaccinated. While Prince Harry attended the event in-person, Meghan, who is currently very pregnant with the couple's second child, wasn't ready to join him. Her presence was still considerably felt at Vax Live, however, as she recorded a video message for the occasion.

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Meghan’s poignant message about vaccine equity at #VaxLive concert and her soon to change state baby daughter #DuchessMeghan will have with #PrinceHarry pic.twitter.com/FDvFHuMo1S

Meghan wore a stunning red shirt dress with a pink poppy flower pattern within the video, which was filmed outdoors during a lovely garden (presumably at or near the Sussexes' range in Montecito, California). The duchess wore her hair down in loose curls, pull simply to at least one side and will be seen protectively cradling her stomach in some moments during the clip.

In her brief speech, the Meghan discussed the intersection of gender and therefore the pandemic, specifically, how women—and especially women of color—will be disproportionately suffering from the pandemic and its related shutdowns, saying:

"The past year has been defined by communities coming together tirelessly and heroically to tackle COVID-19. And we've gathered tonight because the road ahead is getting brighter, but it's getting to take all folks to seek out our way forward. As campaign chairs of VAX LIVE, my husband and that i believe it is important that our recovery prioritizes the health, safety and success of everyone, and particularly women who are disproportionately suffering from this pandemic. Women, and particularly women of color, have seen a generation of economic gain exhausted . Since the pandemic began, nearly 5.5 million women have lost add the U.S., and 47 million more women round the world are expected to slide into extreme poverty.

My husband and that i are thrilled to soon be welcoming a daughter. it is a feeling of joy we share with many other families round the world. once we consider her, we expect of all the young women and girls round the globe who must tend the power and support to steer us forward."