Meghan Markle and Prince Harry may only be a week into their new lives as nonroyals but they are already getting back to business.
According to the Telegraph, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are in the process of building their new nonprofit "empire.” The multifaceted plan will include emotional support groups, a multi-media educational component and even a well-being website (could this be The Tig 2.0?!).
Per the outlet, the couple have submitted a handful of proposals to the United States government (they quietly made the move to Los Angeles last month), under the name Archewell. The name derives from the Greek word "arche" meaning "source of action,” which was also the inspiration for the name they gave their son, Archie.
The couple told the outlet that they wanted the organization “to do something of meaning, to do something that matters.”
“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,” the couple said in the statement according to People. “Before SussexRoyal came the idea of ‘arche’—the Greek word meaning ‘source of action,’” the couple continued. “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. 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.”
No word on exactly when that time will be.
ICYMI: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry bid their joint SussexRoyal Instagram followers adieu on the eve of their royal exit. They thanked their community “for the support, the inspiration and the shared commitment to the good in the world” and signed off with a simple “Harry and Meghan.” Their decision to shutter their Instagram account arose because they were asked by Queen Elizabeth to no longer use the term “royal” in reference to their personal brand.
And hence, Archewell was born.