Archewell: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle launch new website for non-profit organisation

Rebecca Taylor
·Royal Correspondent
·2-min read

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have launched a website for their non-profit organisation as they continue to set up their life after senior royal duties.

Harry and Meghan confirmed earlier this year they would be setting up a non-profit, and revealed its name - Archewell.

However amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, they were unable to launch the new organisation quickly.

On Wednesday, the website, Archewell.com, appeared with a landing page, inviting people to sign up to hear updates on the organisation.

It also provided a definition of the name, chosen by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

The couple's landing page on their new website. (Archewell)
The couple's landing page on their new website. (Archewell)

Arche, an ancient Greek word, is following by: “Greek word meaning ‘source of action’.”

Well is listed as “a plentiful source or supply; a place we go to dig deep”.

When Harry, 35, and Meghan, 39, confirmed the name of their organisation, they revealed the Greek word was also the inspiration for their son Archie’s name.

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph in April, Meghan and Harry said: “Before SussexRoyal, came the idea of ‘Arche’ - the Greek word meaning ‘source of action’.

“We connected to this concept for the charitable organisation 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.

“Archewell is a name that combines an ancient word for strength and action, and another that evokes the deep resources we each must draw upon. We look forward to launching Archewell when the time is right."

The couple hosted and moderated talks with people who are working in the digital space. (TIME)
Harry and Meghan during talks with people who are working in the digital space for TIME 100. (TIME)

In June they appeared to run into trouble as they sought to get the name trademarked, with the application deemed “too vague”.

However a source told Yahoo UK at the time it was “part of the normal back and forth” when an application is made.

The couple has been living in California since March and bought their own home in Santa Barbara, where they have been enjoying spending time as a family.

Speaking as part of the TIME 100 talks they curated on Tuesday evening, Prince Harry acknowledged the pandemic restrictions meant they were able to be at home with Archie, who is one, more than they would ordinarily have been.

As well as their non-profit, their life outside their senior royal duties will see them make documentaries, children’s programming and scripted series for Netflix.

They confirmed a multi-year deal with the streaming giant over the summer, and said some shows are already in production, though no release dates have been announced.

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