Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Kick Off New York City Trip with Visit to World Trade Center

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive at One World Trade Center
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry bite out of the Big Apple!
The couple kicked off their cross-country trip to New York City on Thursday with a visit to the One World Observatory in the World Trade Center with Mayor Bill de Blasio, the mayor's wife, Chirlane McCray, their son Dante de Blasio and Governor Kathy Hochel .
Both dressed in black for the occasion: Meghan wore a black turtleneck and matchstick pants under a jacket, with her hair tied back in her signature low bun, while Harry wore a classic suit and tie.
It is unclear whether the couple's two children - son Archie Harrison (2) and daughter Lilibet Diana, born in June - stayed in California.
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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex pose with New York Mayor Bill De Blasio at the One World Observatory
Roy Rochlin / Getty Images Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Mayor Bill de Blasio
Meghan, 40, and Prince Harry, 37, announced earlier this week that they would be traveling from Central Park to New York on Saturday for Global Citizen Live "to continue their urgent work with world leaders in pursuit of global vaccine justice, to bring the COVID-19 pandemic to everyone, everywhere, "said Global Citizen.
The duo previously served as the Campaign Chairs of Global Citizens VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World, where Prince Harry gave a passionate speech on the importance of vaccination justice.
“In the past year our world has seen pain, loss and struggle - together. Now we need to recover and heal - together, ”the couple said in a previous statement on the subject. "We cannot leave anyone behind. We will all benefit from it, we will all be safer when everyone has equal access to the vaccine everywhere."
They continued: "We must strive for a fair distribution of vaccines while restoring trust in our common humanity. The mission could not be more critical and important."
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit the One World Observatory
Roy Rochlin / Getty Images Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
The New York event - which will feature performances by Coldplay, Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo, and more from the Great Lawn in Central Park - joins a 24-hour broadcast from cities around the world featuring the G7 countries and the European Union urged at least 1 billion COVID. to share -19 vaccine doses with those most in need and support calls for a waiver of the intellectual property rights of COVID-19 vaccines. The campaign also urges vaccine providers to share mRNA technology with the new World Health Organization-supported transfer center based in South Africa.
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New York City is a special place for Meghan. There she met up with friends - including Serena Williams, Amal Clooney, Gayle King and Jessica Mulroney - for a baby shower before the birth of son Archie in February 2019.
Meghan also returned to the Big Apple in September 2019 to support Williams in the US Open final.
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