Prince Harry looked sharp while presenting the GQ Heroes of the Year award on Wednesday from his home in California.
Prince Harry made a surprise appearance at the 2021 British GQ Men of Year Awards. The event was held in London earlier this week. He was wearing a black velvet tuxedo during his appearance from his home in California. The final award went to GQ’s Heroes of the Year to Dr. Catherine Green, Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert, and the entire team at Oxford who developed the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
“I’m deeply honored to be introducing our final awardees, who you’ll immediately recognize for their landmark contribution to the fight against COVID-19,” the Duke of Sussex said in his speech. “Their breakthrough research on the Oxford Vaccine has brought the world one of our greatest tools for achieving vaccine equity.”
“Until every community can access the vaccine, and until every community is connected to trustworthy information about the vaccine, then we are all at risk,” he continued. “That’s a common refrain my wife and I have heard in convenings with vaccine experts, heads of industry, community advocates, and global leaders.”
He expressed his opinion on the widespread distrust over the vaccine. Harry said that the “mass-scale misinformation across news media and social media, where those who peddle in lies and fear are creating vaccine hesitancy, which in turn is dividing communities and eroding trust.”
“This is a system we need to break if we are to overcome COVID-19 and the rise of new variants,” he said. “The Oxford team have done their part. They are heroes of the highest order who gave us an instrument to fight this disease. They are our nation’s pride, and we are deeply indebted to their service.”
Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page, Quentin Tarantino, Anthony Hopkins, and Ed Sheeran are the honorees from British GQ’s Men of Year Awards. Just weeks before making this appearance, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle released a statement on their Archewell Foundation website. In their statement, the pair addressed the Taliban taking hold in Afghanistan. Moreover, they mentioned the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and Tropical Depression Grace hitting earthquake-stricken Haiti.