Prince Harry gets standing ovation at star-studded concert as he makes appearance without wife Meghan Markle

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Prince Harry has made his first public appearance since attending the funeral of his grandfather Prince Philip, alongside the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Selena Gomez.

The 36 year old was added to the line-up of the Vax Live concert in California last week, alongside his pregnant wife Meghan Markle, 39, although she did not attend.

The Duke of Sussex received a standing ovation as he took to the stage to give a passionate speech about the coronavirus pandemic.

The crowd at the Vax Live concert was made up of thousands of people who had received both of their doses of the coronavirus vaccine.

Harry and Meghan are campaign chairs of Vax Live, which is aiming to inspire worldwide confidence in the vaccine.

Harry told the crowd: "Tonight is a celebration of each of you here, the vaccinated frontline workers in the audience and the millions of frontline heroes around the world.

"You spent the last year battling courageously and selflessly to protect us all.

"You served and sacrificed, put yourselves in harm's way, and acted with bravery, knowing the costs. We owe you an incredible debt of gratitude. Thank you."

He said in his address: "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.

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

"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.

"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."

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