Earlier this week, we reported that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had been hit with a devastating setback as their application for their charity Archewell had been rejected. Now, sources are saying that these reports were “false,” and that the filings are “live and pending” and “going through the customary and normal process.”
A source told People magazine that Harry and Meghan have been quietly focused on building up Archewell amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
“They have had the opportunity to speak with some incredible thought leaders, and those conversations have been deeply educational and helpful in identifying the work they want to with Archewell,” the source explained. “They are applying all their learnings to the future of the organization.”
When the couple announced this charity back in April, they explained the meaning behind the name Archewell:
“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. 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.”
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody last month in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Harry and Meghan have redoubled their efforts.
“Nobody could have counted on the world turning upside down,” the source said. “As many others have, they have been moved to get their voices behind supporting both the COVID-19 response and Black Lives Matter.
“But that’s not separate or a diversion from the values and mission that will be reflected in Archewell,” the source added. “You’ll see what they’re focused on now will also be reflected in the core of the organization. They are excited to see it all come together. It’s what they have always dreamed of doing together.”
Meghan had made it clear that she intends to make Black Lives Matter a focus of hers going forward when she mentioned the movement in a commencement speech she gave for her former high school last month.
“You are going to have empathy for those who don’t see the world through the same lens that you do, because with as diverse and vibrant and open-minded as I know the teachings at Immaculate Heart are, I know you know that Black lives matter,” she said. “So I’m already excited for what you are going to do in the world. You are equipped, you are ready, we need you and you are prepared. I am so proud to call each of you a fellow alumni. And I’m so eager to see what you’re going to do.”
This piece originally appeared in UpliftingToday.com and is used by permission.
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