Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced the launch of a new charitable organization they named after their son, Archie.
The couple said they ‘look forward’ to getting started with the foundation which they named Archewell and will replace their Sussex Royal brand.
Prince Harry and Meghan gave up their jobs as working royals at the end of last month, allowing them to forge new careers, earn their own money and spend most of their time in North America.
In their last message before stepping down, Harry and Meghan said they would focus on their family for the next few months while developing a new future non-profit organisation, having been forced to give up their previous Sussex Royal brand.
Archewell will offer services such as emotional support groups, a multimedia educational empire and a wellbeing web site.
The charity’s name comes partially from the couple’s 11-month-old son Archie and from the Greek word “arche,” which means “source of action.”
“We connected to this concept for the charitable organization we hoped to build one day, and it became the inspiration for our son’s name,” the couple told the Telegraph. “To do something of meaning, to do something that matters.”
“Like you, our focus is on supporting efforts to tackle the global Covid-19 pandemic but faced with this information coming to light, we felt compelled to share the story of how this came to be,”