The Royal visit: Harry and Meghan's UN pitstop before the Global Citizen concert
- Prince Harry and Meghan came to UN headquarters to meet Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed
- Mohammed commended the couple's efforts to promote vaccine equity worldwide
- All three appeared later at the Global Citizen Live concert
The UN headquarters, which is currently hosting the world’s top leaders at the United Nations General Assembly, had a couple of royal visitors on Saturday as Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, met a top UN official there before heading to the Global Citizen Live concert.
The royals came to UN headquarters to speak with Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed. All three appeared later on Saturday at the Global Citizen Live concert in New York's Central Park.
"It was a lovely meeting," Meghan was quoted as saying by the Associated Press as the couple left the headquarters of the world body in New York City.
According to the UN, Mohammed commended the couple's efforts to promote vaccine equity worldwide and hailed priorities they and the world body share, including climate, women's economic empowerment, youth engagement, and mental health.
Meghan and Harry pressed for vaccine equity during the star-studded, 24-hour concert. It features performances staged in locations from New York to Paris to Lagos, Nigeria, and Seoul, South Korea. Global Citizen began in 2008 with an aim to combat extreme poverty around the world.
“Global Citizen Live is part of Global Citizen’s 2021 global campaign, a Recovery Plan for the World. The Recovery Plan focuses on five key objectives: ending COVID-19 for all, ending the hunger crisis, resuming learning for all, protecting the planet, and advancing equity for all," the organisation's website states.
Elton John, Lizzo, Chloe x Halle, Demi Lovato, Stevie Wonder Adam Lambert, and BTS were some of the artists who performed at this year's event.
The United Nations is currently holding the annual General Assembly gathering of world leaders, though the couple did not participate in the speeches in the assembly hall.
Duchess of Sussex Meghan has been involved with the UN women's agency, becoming an "advocate for political participation and leadership" several years ago. Harry had previously visited the children's agency UNICEF in New York in 2010.
Earlier this week, Harry and Meghan visited a New York City school, the World Trade Center's centerpiece tower, and the September 11 museum, among other stops in New York.