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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle visit One World Trade Center in New York

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle visit One World Trade Center in New York
Prince Harry (R) and Meghan Markle exit One World Trade Center in New York City on Thursday. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle kicked off a joint trip to New York with a visit Thursday to the One World Trade Center.

The duke and duchess of Sussex met with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul at One World Observatory in Manhattan.

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Harry, 37, wore a navy suit and tie, while Markle, 40, sported a navy coat over a black top and pants.

When asked about her return to New York, Markle said, "It's wonderful to be back, thank you."

The outing marked Harry and Markle's first major public, in-person appearance since their move to the United States in March 2020 and the birth of their second child, daughter Lilibet, in June.

The couple are visiting New York to attend the Global Citizen Live event Saturday in Central Park. They joined the lineup "to continue their work with world leaders in pursuit of global vaccine equity."

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Global Citizen Live is a 24-hour virtual event featuring performances on six continents. The concert, featuring Stevie Wonder, Demi Lovato, Kylie Minogue, Billie Eilish, Jennifer Lopez, Ed Sheeran and other artists, will stream Saturday on ABC, BBC, FX, YouTube, Hulu, iHeartRadio and other networks and streaming services.

The event, hosted by international education and advocacy group Global Citizen, aims to combat poverty, COVID-19 and climate change.

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