After a long wait, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have taken a significant step in launching their new non-profit, Archewell. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have launched a website for the initiative (archewell.com), which gives royal watchers a look at the organization's branding, and allows visitors to sign up to receive "emails about its activities and initiatives."
The royal couple first announced their plans to create Archewell in April, after some details leaked to the Telegraph—with the caveat that they weren't ready to launch it in earnest just yet, especially given the pandemic, which was then in its relatively early—and debilitating—stages. Exactly what shape Archewell would take, and which causes it would work to support, remained something of a mystery.
Now, fans are getting their first glimpse of what Meghan and Harry have been working on. "Archewell has been in motion for some time now, and yesterday was an example of what they’ve been working on and who they’ve been working with," a source told Town & Country, referencing the Time100 talk the couple hosted on Tuesday, which saw them speak with guests ranging from Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian to academic, writer, and lecturer Rachel Cargle.
The Archewell website is still fairly minimal—aside from the email sign-up form, the only other information that can be gleaned is the source of the non-profit's name ("Arche (/rki/; Ancient Greek: ): (n.) Greek word meaning “source of action"; Well (/wel/): (n.) a plentiful source or supply; a place we go to dig deep) and an address. Archewell can apparently be reached at 9665 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 500, Los Angeles, California 90212, which places the offices just off Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.
Earlier this summer, a source told royal reporter Omid Scobie that this new non-profit will "[allow] the Sussexes to do things exactly how they want." The source added, “Not only will their new foundation stand the test of time, but it will allow them to do some very ambitious things. Their charity will provide them with an opportunity to create something that will be their defining work—and it’s entirely theirs.”
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