The couple is going to venture into the new non-profit organization from the US instead of the UK now.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who said goodbye to their royal life on March 31, are all ready for their next chapter. The couple moved to Canada in 2019 before Christmas and haven't come back to live in the UK. They had returned for their pending royal engagements and to announce that they were taking a step back. Eventually, they were asked to give up all facets of their royal duties and they did so. Now, they are planning to move to California and start a new non-profit organization and much more.
They have been working on starting their own non-profit that would run emotional support groups as well as a multimedia educational empire. They also want to start a website on wellbeing under a new non-profit organization after being told that they can't use the Sussex Royal name. The new organization will be named Archewell, according to the Telegraph. They have drawn up proposals for many projects under the name of Archewell, derived from the Greek word for "source of action." This is also an inspiration behind the name of their baby son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.
The couple told the newspaper that they wanted "to do something of meaning, to do something that matters." They have filed paperwork in the United States in March and are planning to launch their own charity, including volunteering services, and sharing "education and training materials" via films, podcasts, and books.
It looks like they are building an organization from the foundation up after being told by the Queen that as part of stepping back as senior royals, they must abandon the Sussex Royal brand too. They made their last post on March 31 and thanked the community and expressed their intention to keep it active as an archive only. They have also switched off comments on the Instagram account, as per Harper's Bazaar.
Elaborating further on their venture, they told Telegraph, "Like you, our focus is on supporting efforts to tackle the global pandemic but faced with this information coming to light, we felt compelled to share the story of how this came to be. 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."
"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," the couple said.
They have reportedly also considered the names Arche Foundation and Archeway, according to the Mirror UK. The official paperwork shows that they no longer wish to launch their non-profit in the UK, instead, it will be in the US. Their plans include trademarking various things, from films to paperclips. Reportedly these plans are greater than those intended under their royal brand.
Meghan, 38, who ran a successful lifestyle blog called The Tig, could be building upon it with a "website featuring information in the field of nutrition, general health and mental health," along with entertainment. More recently, she lent her voice for a documentary about elephants - titled Elephant - for Disney and the earnings were donated to the charity Elephants Without Borders. Their involvement with the charity is nostalgic and ties them to their royal roots.
They had visited the charity in Botswana to mark World Elephant Day in 2017 just three months before their engagement, according to Insider.com. The Disney movie was always intended to be released in April 2020 to mark Earth Month and has nothing to do with what people have popularly called "Megxit."
Prince Harry reportedly helped Meghan Markle during the voiceover by being by her side. “We had Harry from the cheap seats in the back sort of suggesting some alternative pronunciations," the documentary’s director and producer, Mark Linfield, told Entertainment Tonight. "Only on the African words because obviously he's spent so much time in Botswana," the documentary’s producer, Vanessa Berlowitz, clarified. Producer, Roy Conli, said that the couple’s son, Archie, was "still a wee lad," when the recording was done.