Last week saw Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially step down as senior members of the Royal Family after the announcement first came in earlier this year. As the couple no longer represents the Queen, they were also asked to drop the use of the word “royal”, which means they can no longer use the name Sussex Royal for their non-profit organization, website, or Instagram account.
In a conversation with The Daily Telegraph, the former royals revealed the name of their new non-profit organization, which happens to be the inspiration behind the name of their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Archewell will now replace the Sussex Royal brand.
“Before SussexRoyal, 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 inspiration for our son’s name. To do something of meaning, to do something that matters,” explained Harry and Meghan.
While the couple refused to reveal further details regarding the foundation as they wish to focus their efforts on tackling the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, paperwork filed in the US suggests that they’re considering how to create their own charity and volunteering services. As reported by The Daily Telegraph, plans are in motion to launch emotional support groups, a well-being website, and a multimedia educational empire that will share material via films, podcasts, and books. As for an official launch date? “We look forward to launching Archewell when the time is right,” they added.