Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have finally launched the website for their new Archewell Foundation: Compassion in Action. Royal fans are acknowledged on the platform with a message the couple titled; A Letter for 2021.
The note is written on a background featuring cherished pictures from the childhoods of both Meghan and Harry. A young Prince Harry is shown sitting on the shoulders on his late mother Princess Diana.
While in the top right-side corner of the page a young Meghan is displayed smiling. The couple in a joint message emphasised the need for humanity to work together in order to create a better world.
“I am my mother’s son. And I am our son’s mother. Together we bring you Archewell. We believe in the best of humanity. Because we have seen the best of humanity. We have experienced compassion and kindness, from our mothers and strangers alike.
“In the face of fear, struggle and pain, it can be easy to lose sight of this. Together, we can choose courage, healing, and connection. Together, we can choose to put compassion in action.
“We invite you to join us. As we work to build a better world, one act of compassion at a time,” they wrote.
The Archewell foundation was drawn from the name of their son Archie and the website refers to why the name was chosen. The site traces the word back to the Ancient Greek language with ‘Arche’ meaning “source of action” and ‘Well’ meaning “a plentiful source or supply; a place we go to dig deep”.
Under the cover of the new organisation, the royal couple have outlined plans for Archewell Foundation, Archewell Audio and Archewell Productions.
So far, the website states that Archewell Foundation has a “core purpose to uplift and unite communities.” And it has also established connection to a number of global charity groups, including World Food Kitchen.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly signed a deal worth £100million with Netflix to produce programmes in collaboration with Archewell production, with the pair promising to create shows that “uplifts and entertains audiences around the world.”
They also sealed a deal with audio streaming site Spotify and had already released the first episode of their podcast series through Archewell Audio which aired on Spotify. The show featured a number of special guests, including their son Archie, music legend Elton John and chat show host James Corden.