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Style Meghan Markle wore a $285 necklace in a nod to female empowerment at the Vax Live concert

19:50  09 may  2021
19:50  09 may  2021 Source:   insider.com

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Meghan Markle smiling for the camera: Meghan Markle promoted a message of female empowerment with her Vax Live speech and symbolic jewelry. Global Citizen © Global Citizen Meghan Markle promoted a message of female empowerment with her Vax Live speech and symbolic jewelry. Global Citizen
  • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were co-chairs for Global Citizen's Vax Live benefit concert.
  • In a pre-filmed speech, Markle spoke about female empowerment and welcoming her unborn daughter.
  • She also wore a necklace that's part of a set designed to honor Vice President Kamala Harris.
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Meghan Markle gave a speech for Global Citizen's Vax Live benefit concert on Saturday.

Prince Harry and Markle served as co-chairs for the event, which aimed to support worldwide vaccination against the coronavirus, according to a press release from Global Citizen obtained by Insider.

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Markle's Vax Live speech focused on empowering women in light of economic hardships that have impacted women, and particularly women of color, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Markle's pre-filmed speech, she's shown sitting outdoors wearing a red floral Carolina Herrera silk shirt dress that retails for $1,690 at Bergdorf Goodman at the time of writing.

The duchess also wore jewelry with a message that related to her speech.

Meghan Markle in a pink shirt: Markle seemed to be wearing one necklace from the set. Global Citizen; Awe Inspired © Global Citizen; Awe Inspired Markle seemed to be wearing one necklace from the set. Global Citizen; Awe Inspired

She wore a necklace that's part of the Kamala Harris + Woman Power Necklace Set from the brand Awe Inspire. The jewelry set contains a coin necklace etched with Vice President Kamala Harris' face, as well as a charm necklace with a female gender symbol. The set retails for between $270 and $285 on the brand's website, depending on the material.

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Markle spoke about becoming a mother to a daughter

Meghan Markle holding a baby: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and their son Archie, who turned 2 last week. Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images © Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and their son Archie, who turned 2 last week. Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images

"The past year has been defined by communities coming together tirelessly and heroically to tackle COVID-19. And we've gathered tonight because the road ahead is getting brighter, but it's going to take every one of us to find our way forward," Markle said in her speech, which can be seen around the 96-minute mark of the livestream.

Markle continued: "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, and particularly women who have been disproportionately affected by this pandemic."

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Markle, who is pregnant with the couple's second child, also said in the speech that she and Harry are "thrilled" to be welcoming a baby girl.

"It's a feeling of joy we share with millions of other families around the world. When we think of her, we think of all the young women and girls around the globe who must be given the ability and support to lead us forward," Markle said.

Markle continued: "Their future leadership depends on the decisions we make and the actions we take now to set them up, and to set all of us up, for a successful, equitable, and compassionate tomorrow. We want to make sure that as we recover, we recover stronger; that as we rebuild, we rebuild together. Thank you."

Harry also gave a speech at the concert promoting vaccine distribution, and he was met with a standing ovation when he filmed the address in front of a vaccinated crowd in Los Angeles.

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris also made appearances to promote the vaccine, while celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, the Foo Fighters, and H.E.R. performed.

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