Meghan Markle and Prince Harry appear at concert in New York

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a special appearance at the annual music festival in Central Park which aims to push for greater action to combat climate change.

The aim is to urge rich countries to share one billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines with the nations that are struggling most with the pandemic.

Prince Harry welcomed the crowd with the question “are we prepared to do what is necessary to end this pandemic?”

Meghan added: “There is so much that we can do today, now that can get us closer to ending this pandemic and that’s why we’re all here.”

The couple said they have sat with independent global health leaders this week to further understand how to achieve vaccine equality.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle speak onstage during Global Citizen Live, New York

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“We’re battling more than the virus alone. This is a battle of misinformation, bureaucracy, lack of transparency,” Harry added.