Prince Harry obtained a rock-star greeting as he joined actual pop royalty like newly single Jennifer Lopez at a star-studded pro-vaccination concert in California on Sunday evening.
The 36-year-old prince left pregnant spouse Meghan Markle at dwelling as he attended the International Citizen’s “Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World” in Inglewood — one of many largest concert gatherings in Southern California because the pandemic began.
Video exhibits the viewers going wild, screaming and cheering and leaping to their ft as Harry strolled out on the massive round stage, dressed casually in a blue shirt.
He spoke to the viewers for 5 minutes in his first public look since his grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral within the UK — and his first main public look in his new dwelling of California.
Harry described on-line disinformation about vaccines as a “humanitarian disaster” that’s “getting worse,” whereas additionally highlighting the plight of India and its “devastating second wave” of COVID-19 infections.
“The vaccine have to be distributed to everybody in all places,” the Duke of Sussex mentioned.
“We can’t relaxation or really recuperate till there’s honest distribution to each nook of the world,” he mentioned. “The virus doesn’t respect borders and entry to the vaccine can’t be decided by geography.”
The British prince joined bona fide rock and pop stars at the occasion, which can be aired on TV on Could eight and was hosted by Selena Gomez, who hailed “courageous” front-line staff.
Lopez — who just lately confirmed her cut up from Alex Rodriguez — spoke about how she’d been compelled to spend Christmas other than her mom due to the pandemic.
Now absolutely vaccinated, mother Guadalupe joined the star onstage to sing Neil Diamond’s “Candy Caroline,” which J.Lo mentioned was “the track she used to sing to me as a child.”
Different performers included Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, J Balvin and H.E.R., whereas Ben Affleck, Chrissy Teigen, Jimmy Kimmel, Sean Penn and David Letterman all appeared as particular visitor audio system.
Vedder referred to as the concert the primary “style of the life we’ve all been lacking” for greater than a 12 months.
“It is a feeling we have now not had in a while,” he mentioned. “There’s a microphone, a crowd. It feels good.”
The Foo Fighters had been joined abruptly visitor Brian Johnson of AC/DC for a rendition of “Again in Black.”
“We ain’t out of the woods but … let’s work as laborious as we will to ensure we will do that each evening,” mentioned frontman Dave Grohl.
Everybody within the viewers was absolutely vaccinated, and media and manufacturing employees wanted to indicate a adverse COVID take a look at earlier than coming into the stadium.
In a pre-taped message, President Biden insisted that “the vaccines are secure. I promise you. They work.”
“We’re working with leaders all over the world to share extra vaccines and enhance manufacturing to ensure each nation has the vaccines they want,” mentioned the president, accompanied by first woman Jill Biden.
“If we get this completed, we gained’t should miss one other second.”
The taped fundraising occasion will air Could eight on ABC, ABC Information Live, CBS, YouTube and iHeartMedia broadcast radio stations.
With Put up wires