Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Visit One World Trade Center During New York City Trip

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in NYC! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made a historic joint appearance in New York City on Thursday morning. 

Nearly two weeks after the 20th anniversary of September 11th, the couple was spotted holding hands and wearing all black while visiting One World Trade Center. Harry sported a suit while Meghan stepped out in a black turtleneck, peacoat and long dress pants with black heels. The Duchess of Sussex pulled her hair back in a sleek bun for the visit. The two were seen putting on matching black face masks as they entered the building. 

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
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The couple posed for photographs with New York Governor Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in the building's observatory. When asked if she was enjoying her visit to New York, Meghan replied, "It's wonderful to be back, thank you." 

The couple then gathered with a key group of non-governmental organizations (NGO), executives, experts, public health officials and world leaders for a discussion on achieving shared global COVID-19 vaccine equity goals. Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, was also in attendance.

"In this room, we had a number of the foremost leaders on public health, pandemic preparedness, scientific progress, and community building,” Harry said in a statement. "Today’s meeting was a much-appreciated opportunity to learn from some of the most-respected experts who are working tirelessly to end this pandemic. Building on ongoing conversations we’ve had with global leaders over the past 18 months, today further reinforced our commitment to vaccine equity. We’re so encouraged by the spirit of collaboration we heard throughout our conversation and are eager to do our part."

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This marks the first time the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have publicly visited the Big Apple together since tying the knot in 2018. It's also the first time Meghan has been seen in New York since her 2019 baby shower ahead of the birth of the couple's son, Archie. 

ET has learned that the couple's children, 2-year-old Archie and 3-month-old Lilibet, did not travel to New York with their parents.

This visit to One World Trade comes ahead of the couple's scheduled appearance at Global Citizen Live, which will take place on the Great Lawn of Central Park on Saturday. The event will highlight the importance of achieving global vaccine equity. 

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