Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's touching nod to Princess Diana as they call for 'compassion' in Archewell website launch

Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's touching nod to Princess Diana as they call for 'compassion' in Archewell website launch

12/31/2020

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry shared a touching nod to Prince Diana today as they launched the website for Archewell.

The pair, who split from the Royal Family at the start of the year, unveiled the full site for the foundation as they called for "compassion".

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They shared pictures of Harry with Diana and Meghan with her mum, Doria Ragland, alongside a short letter to 2021.

It says: "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."

Harry and Meghan have also announced partnerships between their foundation and several tech and research-focused groups to pursue their aims.

It comes days after they gave son Archie a voice on their £30million podcast debut — coaxing him to say “Happy New Year” in an American accent.


The privacy-loving pair showed off the 19-month-old on the first episode of their lucrative Spotify series.

Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, who stepped down as senior royals earlier this year, have fiercely defended Archie’s privacy since birth and filed a US lawsuit to protect it.

But on the 33-minute Archewell Audio podcast they are heard encouraging him to say “Happy New Year” and both laughing when he does so.

The pair signed a lucrative deal to host and produce podcasts for Archewell Audio, which also features on the site.

On their website, the couple invite fans to get involved and share their stories, writing: "We want to hear from you.

"Tell us about how you or somebody you know acted with compassion in the last year.

"Or describe when you felt connected with your friends, family, or community, despite the distance."

'BEST OF HUMANITY'

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their non-profit, set up eight months ago, has joined forces with the World Central Kitchen which feeds people in disaster-stricken areas.

The pair say the name Archewell derives from the ancient word arche — or “source of action” — which also inspired the name of 11-month-old son Archie.

Arche appeared more than 2,500 years ago and was defined by philosopher Aristotle in a fourth century BC treatise.

Harry and Meghan, who now live in Los Angeles, used a Hollywood lawyer to register and trademark Archewell in the US.

It comes after the Sun revealed the couple lodged documents to prevent others cashing in on the name.

US copyright attorneys are already looking over papers from the couple asking for exclusive rights to their charity Archewell and Archewell Foundation.

And official papers filed regarding Archewell Audio revealed it will provide: “Downloadable podcasts, audio programs, and audio books, all in the field of current and topical events, education, science, literature, racial justice, gender equity, environmental stewardship, youth empowerment, health, mental health, and commentary on topics of current and general interest.”


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