Meghan Markle, 39, and Prince Harry, 36, launched their Archewell foundation after stepping back as senior members of the Royal Family. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have settled into a new life in Montecito in California, bought an £11million house, secured lucrative multimillion-pound deals with Netflix and Spotify and volunteered during the COVID-19 crisis. But two royal commentators have claimed the public are confused about what the foundation does.
Speaking on the HeirHeads podcasts, presenter Eve said: “I also think it would be of some benefit to offer more clarity on what the **** Archewell is.”
Tom added: “Yeah, people are really confused about it, I certainly am.”
Eve continued: “We’ve paid a lot of attention to this and there seem to be mixed messages from them saying they’ll be launching it soon and Archewell is out there and is everything they have been doing already.
“That’s what Archewell is so I think they could do with giving some more definition on that.”
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They went on to claim that Meghan and Harry “don’t need” their royal titles anymore and should hand them back.
The royal couple, who stepped down in March, were stopped by the Queen from using their titles in a professional capacity.
Eve said: “A year on from Harry and Meghan stepping back from the Royal Family they will have their roles reviewed.
“I guess the door is open for them to come back but ****ing fat chance of that happening.
Harry and Meghan have since announced that their new charity as partnered with the World Central Kitchen and its celebrity chef to feed the hungry in disaster-stricken areas around the world.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s non-profit group, the Archewell Foundation, is teaming up with celebrity chef Jose Andres to build a series of Community Relief Centers.
The centers will be permanent structures that can be opened quickly as service kitchens during emergencies such as natural disasters, and also serve as food distribution hubs, schools and medical clinics.
“The health of our communities depends on our ability to connect with our shared humanity,” said Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in statement to the press. “When we think about Chef Andres and his incredible team at World Central Kitchen, we’re reminded that even during a year of unimaginable hardship, there are so many amazing people willing and working tirelessly to support each other.”
The first of four centers is slated to open in 2021 on the Caribbean Island of Dominica, which was hit by both Hurricanes Maria and Irma in 2017. The second center will be built in Puerto Rico, which was also hard hit by the storms.