Prince Harry has always spoken about how much he loves his mother. Sharing the adorable picture on his website is just another sweet gesture of his love for Diana.
Even though Diana passed away a long time ago, she's always been a part of Prince Harry and Prince William's life. Such is her legacy. Recently, The Duke of Sussex ended the year on a personal note by sharing a throwback picture of him from his childhood, sitting on Diana's shoulders.
Along with the Duke, Meghan Markle also shared a picture from her childhood where her mother Doria Ragland has her hands wrapped around her young daughter. Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex relaunched the website for their non-profit, Archewell, with these pictures and a personal letter for the New Year, according to People.
New Year - New Us: The Archwell Website Is Live - Sussex Squad Podcast https://t.co/s7RP7IWIP3— Lift As You Climb (@brenbrenchie) January 1, 2021
On the site, alongside the childhood pictures of Duke and Duchess, the note read, “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 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." This was all a part of their "Letter for 2021" on their website, which was originally launched in October 2020.
The royal couple also announced their new partnership between their foundation and several tech and research-focused groups. The Center for Humane Technology, the UCLA Center for Internet Inquiry are a part of the partnership, including Stanford University's Dr. James Doty, whose work focuses on the science of compassion.
Press Secretary for Archewell, Toya Holness said in a statement, “Founded earlier this year by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Archewell uplifts communities through non-profit partnerships and creative activations. It’s a place where compassion matters, communities gather, and storytelling is the engine. The website has been updated to reflect the work Archewell has undertaken throughout 2020 and to create a place for people and communities around the world to share their stories.”
According to Entertainment Online, Prince Harry and Meghan released their first holiday special podcast on Spotify from Archewell Audio. They asked their celebrity friends to share messages for the year 2021 while sharing their own. Their son Archie made an adorable cameo too. Meghan also recalled the couple's Windsor Castle nuptials in 2018 and said, "'This Little Light of Mine' played at the very end of our wedding while we were walking down the steps of the church. It was the music that we wanted playing when we started our lives together. Because as we all know, 'darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that.'"
"The message of this song is one we hold so dearly. It’s about using the power we each have within us to make this world a better place. ...Happy New Year, everyone," Prince Harry added.
The announcement of the establishment of Archewell was made by the Duke and Duchess in April 2020 shortly after they stepped down as royal seniors on March 31, 2020. In a statement, the royal couple explained how the name of their foundation came into being. They said, "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."
"To do something of meaning, to do something that matters. 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."