Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Shock: Duke And Duchess Of Sussexes Allegedly Breached Their Pledge To Queen Elizabeth, Royal Correspondent Claims

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle allegedly broke a pledge to Queen Elizabeth II when they criticized Britain's COVID-19 response. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex said wealthy governments, including the U.K., failed to provide poorer nations with sufficient coronavirus vaccines.

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Allegedly Broke A Promise To Queen Elizabeth With Coronavirus Statement

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are advocates of vaccine equity. They have been campaigning for poorer countries to receive enough vaccinations against coronavirus.

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According to Express, Prince Harry and Markle spoke about the failure of rich governments, including Britain, in supporting poorer nations with sufficient coronavirus vaccines.

Royal correspondent Richard Palmer said the royal couple pledged to uphold the Queen's values, which means that they should refrain from commenting on the actions of the British government.

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"They were criticising, if I read rightly, the actions of the British Government, and other governments, in denying Covid vaccinations to people in poorer countries around the world," Palmer said while talking to Daily Express' Royal Roundup host Pandora Forsyth. "And I think that really runs against the pledge they made when they left royal duties. It was a pledge they volunteered with, as far as I know, no coaxing from the other side. They vowed to uphold the values of the Queen."

He added that the Queen doesn't criticize the British government and doing so is not something that working royals should do.

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What Did Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Say About the U.K. Government's Effort About COVID-19 Vaccination

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Over 130 world leaders signed a letter calling out the European Union, Switzerland and the United Kingdom for blocking the "lifting of intellectual property rules which would enable the redistribution and scale-up of COVID-19 vaccines, test, and treatment manufacturing in the global south." Prince Harry and Markle pledged financial support through their non-profit Archwell foundation.

"Many countries are ready to produce vaccines at home, yet they aren't allowed to because ultra-wealthy pharmaceutical companies are not sharing the recipes to make them," Prince Harry said while speaking at Global Citizen Live last September.

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"These countries have the means, the ability and the workers to start manufacturing. All they're waiting for is the vaccine intellectual property to be waived and for the vaccine technology to be transferred over. And by the way, many of these vaccines were publicly funded. They are your vaccines. You paid for them."

"And finally in our conversations, these experts shared that how the vaccine is distributed, and who it's distributed to, should be left to independent international organizations who know exactly where the doses are most needed," Markle said. "Just think about the millions of vaccines that have been discarded this year. That's like throwing away life vests, when those around you are drowning."

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Prince Harry added that he and his wife believed one's nation should not dictate their survival ability. Markle agreed, saying that it's wrong that "so much of the vaccine supply has only gone to just 10 wealthy nations so far."

Stay tuned for more news and updates about Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Queen Elizabeth and the rest of the members of the royal family.
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