Here’s what we know so far.
Days after farewelling their roles as senior royals, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced the first details about their new charitable organization. After reports leaked in the Daily Telegraph, the Sussexes confirmed that they are launching an organization called Archewell.
“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,” they said in a statement.
The name Archewell, they explained, “is a name that combines an ancient word for strength and action, and another that evokes the deep resources we each must draw upon.” They also shared that they had the name ‘Arche’ ahead of Sussex Royal and that it served as the inspiration for their son’s name. “Before Sussex Royal, came the idea of Arche – the Greek word meaning source of action. We connected to this concept for the charitable organization we hoped to build one day, and it became the source of inspiration for our son’s name.” They added that they want “to do something of meaning, to do something that matters.”
According to the Telegraph, paperwork for the name was filed in the United States last month and includes a website, as well as “education and training materials” such as films, podcasts and books.
The pair shared no further news on the organization, but said, “We look forward to launching Archewell when the time is right.”
After officially stepping down from their royal roles last week, the Sussexes are currently spending time as a family in their new hometown of Los Angeles. Watch this space.