Prince Harry ‘thriving’ in US following Megxit, say Vax Live fans

Prince Harry is "thriving" in the US following his appearance at Vax Live, royal fans have claimed.

The Duke of Sussex was given a standing ovation as he attended the star-studded Vax Live charity concert in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 2, although his pregnant wife Meghan Markle did not appear at the event.

It was Harry's first appearance in public since he attended his grandfather Prince Philip's funeral in Windsor last month and since his and Meghan's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in March.

The 36-year-old was one of several high-profile celebrities to appear at the charity concert, along with Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, Ben Affleck, Chrissy Teigen, and Oprah's best pal Gayle King.

Sunday night's event, hosted by Global Citizen and held at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, will be shown on TV in the US and streamed on YouTube on May 8.

Harry and Meghan, 39, whose son Archie turns two on Thursday, are campaign chairs of Vax Live, which aims to "celebrate hope as families and communities reunite after receiving the vaccine," and call on world leaders to step up for equitable distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine.

The audience was filled with fully vaccinated frontline healthcare workers, and Harry, 36, praised them during his speech to the cheering crowd.

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He urged people to "look beyond ourselves with empathy and compassion".

Harry told the crowd: "We're coming together because this pandemic cannot end unless we act collectively with an unprecedented commitment to our shared humanity.

"The vaccine must be distributed to everyone everywhere.

"We cannot rest or truly recover until there is fair distribution to every corner of the world.

"The mission in front of us is one we cannot afford to fail out and that's what tonight is about."

He went on: "The virus does not respect borders and access to the vaccine cannot be determined by geography.

"It must be accepted as a basic right for all and that is our starting point.

"None of us should be comfortable thinking that we could be fine when so many others are suffering. In reality, and especially with this pandemic, when any suffer, we all suffer.

"We must look beyond ourselves with empathy and compassion for those we know, and those we don't."

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He added: "We need to lift up all of humanity and make sure that no person or community is left behind.

"What we do in this moment will stand in history and tonight, we stand in solidarity with the millions of families across India who are battling a devastating second wave."

Prince Harry and his wife announced they were to step down from their full-time royal roles at the beginning of 2020,

Following his latest public appearance, fans were full of praise for Prince Harry saying he "deserves all the happiness" after a "challenging year".

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One person tweeted: "Your regular reminder that 'service is universal'.

"Prince Harry thriving. Not just surviving."

Alongside a photo of Prince Harry at the show, another wrote: "Freedom looks so good on him."

A third added: "It's wonderful to see Prince Harry being appreciated after the challenges they've had last year.

"They are definitely in a much better place judging from the past few months. Long may his happiness continue."

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Another fan gushed: "He deserves all the happiness.

"A soon be Girl Dad. A Birthday to celebrate. A wedding anniversary.

"And also working with Global Citizen to make sure everyone gets vaccinated."

Meghan Markle had been billed to deliver "an important message for vaccine equity" alongside Harry, but she did not appear on stage at the event.

Performers included J Lo, the Foo Fighters with a guest appearance by AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson, H.E.R., and Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder.

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