Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new Archewell charitable foundation ‘won’t be launched until 2021’ after coronavirus crisis and Black Lives Matter movement prompt delay
- Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle delayed public launch of Archewell project
- Will focus their efforts towards on COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter movement
- According to sources, the public unveiling is ‘not on the cards’ until 2021
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have postponed the public launch of their Archewell charitable foundation – and will focus their efforts towards the coronavirus crisis and Black Lives Matter movement, according to reports.
The Duke, 35, and Duchess, 38, stepped down as senior royals in January before moving to LA, where they are currently residing at Tyler Perry’s $18million Beverly Hills mansion in LA.
However, it is believed the couple were planning to launch their non-profit organisation from Los Angeles in spring – after formally registering the name in the US.
According to The Telegraph, sources said it is now unlikely Archewell will be launched this year, with the public unveiling ‘not on the cards’ until 2021.
Pictured, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town
On June 4, Meghan Markle broke her silence on the murder of George Floyd, declaring that ‘black lives matter’ and revealed that she had not spoken about his death before because she had been ‘nervous’ (pictured)
It is believed the couple were responding to current affairs, redirecting their efforts to the Black Lives Matter cause and the wider repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic.
‘What’s absolutely clear is that they want to get it right and there’s no point in rushing,’ the source explained.
‘They are settling into a new life, a new era. This is about getting it right and making sure they are able to make the difference they want to make.’
They added: ‘This is about getting it right and making sure they are able to make the difference they want to make,.’
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 on March 09, 2020 in London
Meghan Markle has given a video address to her old school in Los Angeles in which she talked about George Floyd’s murder
It comes after Meghan Markle broke her silence on the murder of George Floyd, declaring that ‘black lives matter’ and revealed that she had not spoken about his death before because she had been ‘nervous’.
The Duchess of Sussex gave an address to graduating pupils at her old school, Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles, where she also named other African Americans who were killed in the US by police in recent years.
The 38-year-old former actress, who attended the school from the age of 11 to 18, said: ‘George Floyd’s life mattered and Breonna Taylor’s life mattered and Philando Castile’s life mattered and Tamir Rice’s life mattered’.
After announcing they are launching Archwell back in April, the couple said they ‘look forward’ to getting started with the foundation, which will replace their Sussex Royal brand.
Harry and Meghan also revealed the Greek word in the project Arche – meaning source of action – was the inspiration behind the name of their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.
Demonstrations protest over the death of George Floyd, in Los Angeles last week – where Harry and Meghan now live
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