Following the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey in March, Meghan Markle has made a television appearance discussing how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected women disproportionately around the world.

During the Vax Live concert – a global broadcast special that aired worldwide over the weekend to share the hope that the world will be reunited with their loved ones after being vaccinated against COVID-19 – Meghan made an appearance from her home in Montecito, California.

“As campaign chairs of Vax Live, my husband and I believe it’s critical that our recovery prioritizes the health, safety and success of everyone, but particularly women who have been disproportionately affected by this pandemic,” she said.

In line with promoting equality for women in her appearance, the Duchess of Sussex also wore a necklace symbolising women’s empowerment.

The former Suits actress wore a delicate gold chain which featured a small gold pendant embellished with a purple amethyst.

The necklace, by jewellery brand AWE Inspired, featured the female Venus symbol with a protesting fist and the amethyst represents protection and is also associated with abundance and enlightenment.

It was the perfect accessory to wear alongside sharing her message during the television appearance.

The message came after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared a new photo of their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor to mark his second birthday.

Alongside the photo, the couple sent a message encouraging “vaccine equity”.

“We have been deeply touched over the past two years to feel the warmth and support for our family in honor of Archie’s birthday,” they said. “Many of you donate to charities on his behalf, and mark the occasion by giving back or doing an act of service—all through the goodness of your hearts.

“You raise funds for those who need it most and continue to do so organically and selflessly. We remain incredibly grateful.”

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