Meghan Markle and Prince Harry may no longer be senior members of the royal family. However, they still seem to be battling with at least some of the press on a fairly frequent basis. And while they rarely comment on stories from tabloids and other media outlets, certain circumstances warrant a public response in defense, which is exactly what happened yesterday.
On Wednesday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a statement responding to recent articles published by The Sun and Daily Mail alleging that the couple was creating their own awards ceremony to "compete" with Queen Elizabeth's birthday honors list (which annually awards achievements to people across the U.K.).
Per these outlets, Harry and Meghan reportedly filed paperwork for their new foundation, Archwell, claiming that they “wanted to celebrate charitable service, education, science, literature, racial justice, gender equity, environmental stewardship, youth empowerment, health and mental health.”
And it wasn’t long before the couple clapped back at the report. Per Harper’s Bazaar, a press secretary for the foundation released a statement writing, “We look forward to sharing more about Archewell's work in the weeks ahead but any suggestion that it is intended to rival the UK honours list is false. Furthermore, the trademark application has followed the normal course of business for the U.S. Trademark process and any suggestion otherwise is also false.”