In her first television appearance since interviewing Oprah Winfrey, the heavily pregnant Duchess pre-recorded a video message for Vax Live, a fundraising event calling for a fair global distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine.
She said: “As campaign chairs of Vax Live, my husband and I believe it is essential that our recovery prioritizes the health, safety and success of all – and especially women, who have been disproportionately affected by this pandemic.
“Women, and especially women of color, have seen a generation of economic gains wiped out. “
Speaking from the garden of her home in Montecito, Calif., The Duchess noted that since the start of the pandemic, nearly 5.5 million women have lost their jobs in the United States and 47 million more in the world should fall into extreme poverty.
“My husband and I are delighted to welcome a daughter soon,” she added with a smile.
“It is a feeling of joy that 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 world who need to have the capacity and support to move us forward.
“Their future leadership depends on the decisions we make and the actions we take now, to put them in place, to prepare us all, for a prosperous, equitable and compassionate future.”