PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle are planning to launch a charity named ‘Archewell’ – after their son and meaning ‘source of action’ in Greek.
According to paperwork filed in the US last month, the couple are looking into creating a non-profit organization which offers emotional support groups, a multi-media educational empire, and a well-being website.
The couple told the Telegraph they wanted the organisation “to do something of meaning, to do something that matters”.
However, further details have reportedly been delayed due to the coronavirus crisis, and the couple have said an announcement will be made “when the time is right”.
The Duke and Duchess told the Telegraph: “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.”
“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 Archewell organization have ambitious plans “organising and conducting support groups for persons in need”, including “emotional counseling” and “coordinating social, personal care, and psychological services”, the Telegraph reported.
The paper reported that one section of the document that they retrieved detailed the possibility of a website “in the field of nutrition, general health and mental health” – much like Markle’s The Tig website.
The organization also aims to offer “classes, lectures, seminars, conferences, workshops, and retreats on a variety of topics”, run a mentoring scheme, or conduct and host “events and exhibitions for cultural, sporting, health, mental health and entertainment purposes”, as well as the potential to self-publish articles, magazines, books, music, podcasts, television shows, and computer software.
The couple have also applied for trademark on clothing items, “namely, tops, bottoms, shirts, skirts, dresses, pants, jeans, shorts, sweaters, jackets, socks; loungewear; rainwear; footwear; headwear” and “calendars; photographs; posters; art prints; paper stationery; journals; notebooks; pens; pencils; paperclips; binders”.
In January, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced they were stepping down as senior royals to carve out a “more progressive” role within the monarchy.
On March 26, HOAR exclusively revealed the ex-royals had set up permanent home in California after fleeing the coronavirus lockdown in Canada.
The US coronavirus death toll currently stands at 10,389 with at least 352,546 confirmed cases.