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The Sussexes host vaccine stock meeting with Chelsea Clinton at WHO headquarters during New York City tour

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry concluded their first day in the Big Apple on Thursday with a vaccine equality meeting with Chelsea Clinton and other health experts at the World Health Organization (WHO) offices in the United Nations (UN) building.

The couple released a statement on the Instagram account for their nonprofit Archewell on Friday, saying they had partnered with WHO to “hold a dialogue on the urgent need to achieve global vaccine equality.”

They were joined by some of the “prominent leaders” on public health, they said, adding that they are “eager to do our part” to end the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Sussexes were seen from the WHO office at 885 Second Avenue in Manhattan late Thursday afternoon, with both WHO and Archewell branded documents.

The discussion on vaccine equality precedes their performance at Saturday’s Global Citizen concert, which also focuses on the same mission.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry closed their first day in the Big Apple on Thursday with a vaccine equality meeting with Chelsea Clinton and other health experts (above)

“In this room, we had some of the most eminent leaders in public health, pandemic preparedness, scientific progress and community building,” the couple said in a joint statement.

“Today’s meeting was a much-appreciated opportunity to learn from some of the most respected experts working tirelessly to end this pandemic.

“Building on the ongoing discussions we have had with world leaders over the past 18 months, today we have further strengthened our commitment to vaccine equality.

“We are so encouraged by the spirit of cooperation that we heard during our conversation and are eager to do our part.”

Meghan and Harry were joined at the meeting by Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and the vice chair of the Clinton Foundation.

Other attendees included: WHO Assistant Director General Stewart Simonson, Director of Global Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services Loyce Pace, WHO Foundation CEO Anil Soni, WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, former President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and UN Under-Secretary-General Winnie Byanyima.

The pair released a statement on Archewell's Instagram on Friday saying they had partnered with WHO to

The pair released a statement on Archewell’s Instagram on Friday saying they had partnered with WHO to “hold a dialogue on the urgent need to achieve global vaccine equality.”

Meghan and Harry can be seen at the meeting where they said some of the 'prominent leaders' in public health were

Meghan and Harry can be seen at the meeting where they said some of the ‘prominent leaders’ in public health were

WHO Director-General Ghebreyesus, who attended the meeting remotely, said he was “grateful” to Meghan and Harry for their work on the “critical conversation” about the vaccine.

“We are grateful to the Duke of Duchess of Sussex for working with us to bring about this critical conversation,” he said, Vanity Fair reported.

“We are at an important crossroads to vaccinate the world.

‘We will only get through this pandemic together with cooperation, coordination, transparency and creative thinking.’

The Sussexes are among the familiar faces to appear on the 24-hour broadcast of Global Citizen Live Saturday.

The event takes place in Central Park and is broadcast around the world, with performances by artists including Ed Sheeran, Sir Elton John, Kylie Minogue, Metallica and Coldplay.

It was established with the aim of urging world leaders to adopt vaccine equality policies to help end the COVID-19 pandemic.

They were seen leaving the World Health Organization headquarters at 885 Second Avenue, with both WHO documents and documents bearing their Archewell Foundation branding.

They were seen leaving the World Health Organization headquarters at 885 Second Avenue, with both WHO documents and documents bearing their Archewell Foundation branding.

In May, Meghan and Harry wrote an open letter calling on the companies behind the COVID-19 vaccines to support these policies and make sure the injections are available to everyone.

Thursday’s vaccine stock meeting marked just one stopover on Meghan and Harry’s tour of New York City.

Friday morning they visited the PS 123 Mahalia Jackson school in Harlem where Meghan read to the students from her children’s book The Bench.

Meghan wore a $5,840 Loro Piana cashmere coat and matching $1,680 pants for her visit to the public school that houses families without permanent homes. Her shoes are said to be $665 Manolo Blahnik red suede pointed toe pumps.

She adorned her look with nearly $300,000 worth of jewelry, including her £271,000 engagement ring, a $3,300 diamond ring from her first engagement to Harry as his fiancée, Princess Diana’s £17,800 Cartier tank watch, and a gold bracelet.

NYC Department of Education data shows that an estimated 95 percent of public school students fall on the Economic Needs Index, meaning they are facing economic hardship, based on temporary housing, they qualify for public assistance and Census poverty figures.

Friday morning they visited the PS 123 Mahalia Jackson school in Harlem where Meghan read to the students from her children's book The Bench.

Friday morning they visited the PS 123 Mahalia Jackson school in Harlem where Meghan read to the students from her children’s book The Bench.

Meghan wore a $5,840 Loro Piana cashmere coat and matching $1,680 pants for her visit to the public school that hosts families without permanent homes

Meghan wore a $5,840 Loro Piana cashmere coat and matching $1,680 pants for her visit to the public school that hosts families without permanent homes

The pair appeared to have developed an appetite during the visit - intended to promote early literacy - when they went to local soul food joint Melba's for a snack (above)

The pair appeared to have developed an appetite during the visit – intended to promote early literacy – when they went to local soul food joint Melba’s for a snack (above)

According to the Public School Review, a total of 94 percent of students are also eligible for free meals. This compares to 51 percent of college students in the state.

The pair appeared to have worked up an appetite during the visit – intended to promote early literacy – when they went to local soul food joint Melba’s for a bite to eat.

The couple kicked off the first day of their tour Thursday as they unite with New York lawmakers and UN officials and pay their respects to the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks at Ground Zero.

Last night Harry, 37, was spotted in Bemelmans Bar in the Carlyle Hotel, animated with the people at his table – with no sign of Meghan, 40, in sight.

They’re staying at the lavish hotel, where first-class rooms cost up to $8,800 a night in what will be their first major public appearance since they shocked the world by stepping back as senior working members of the royal family last January.

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