Meghan's touching nod to Diana in first appearance since Oprah chat

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Meghan Markle made an her first TV appearance since her Oprah interview during the Vax Live telecast at the weekend, showing off her growing baby bump and even a touching nod to Princess Diana.

The Duchess of Sussex spoke on camera about Covid-19 and its effects, specifically on women of colour.

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Meghan Markle fans noticed a touching nod to Princess Diana in her recent Vax Live video. Photo: ABC

The video was seemingly shot at Meghan and Prince Harry's $18.7 million mansion in Montecito, California. 

"As campaign chairs of Vax Live, my husband and I believe it’s critical that our recovery prioritises the health, safety and success of everyone, but particularly women who have been disproportionately affected by this pandemic," she said.

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"Women, and especially women of colour, have seen a generation of economic gain wiped out."

Eagle-eyed fans noticed that while she was cradling her baby bump, Meghan was wearing Princess Diana's $31,000 Cartier Tank watch.

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Eagle-eyed fans believe Meghan was wearing Diana's watch. Photo: ABC

The watch, which was a gift to Diana from her father John Spencer on her 21st birthday, was much-loved by the princess, who was seen wearing it numerous times throughout her life.

"My husband and I are thrilled to soon be welcoming a daughter," Meghan continued in the footage. "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."

Meghan added, "Since the pandemic began, nearly 5.5 million women have lost work in the US, and 47 million more women around the world are expected to slip into extreme poverty."

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Prince Harry spoke of the politicisation of vaccines during his appearance at Vax Live. Photo: Getty

"We want to make sure that as we recover, we recover stronger; that as we rebuild, we rebuild together."

The appearance was Meghan's first since the bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview she and Harry did in March.

Prince Harry received a standing ovation after his passionate Vax Live speech praising the world’s frontline medical workers at the star-studded event filmed in LA.

Harry, who was joined by pop royalty including Jennifer Lopez at the concert, also voiced support for India during its devastating Covid outbreak.

"Tonight is a celebration of each of you here, the vaccinated frontline workers in the audience and the millions of frontline heroes around the world," he said on stage.

Previously Harry had spoken of the "politicisation" of vaccines in another Vax Live interview.

"I think the most worrying thing for me and my wife ... is science being politicised," he said.

"When we’re talking about life and death, which we’re talking about now, vaccines cannot be politicised."

"We must ensure that everyone around the world has equal access to the vaccine, otherwise none of this works."

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