Having made a prior announcement of ‘stepping back from their royal duties’ on 18th January, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pulled the plug on their journey as Senior Royals on 31st March this year. With the commencement of April, the former royal couple relinquished using their ‘HRH’ (His/Her Royal Highness) title.
Saying goodbye to their joint Instagram handle
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex bid adieu to their ‘gram community’ with this last post on 30th March.
The Queen’s grandson and his wife express their gratitude for their supporters through their caption. They also advise people to take proper care of themselves lest they should be smitten by the savagery of the COVID – 19 pandemic.
The couple will neither be active on the @sussexroyal handle on Instagram nor will they update their antecedent website, www.sussexroyal.com. But “both the Instagram account and website will remain in existence online for the foreseeable future,” their spokesperson affirmed. Be that as it may, the couple has made a minor change to their now-defunct joint account. They seem to have turned off the comments for all the posts. Owing to which, neither are the users able to view the comments nor are they able to make new ones.
Despite that, the couple has kept abreast with their custom of following one account, whom they draw inspiration from, each month. As of now, @sussexroyal follows three Instagram handles, namely @goodnews_movement in January; @globalpositivenews in February; @tanksgoodnews in March. These aforesaid Instagram handles promote goodwill and positivity. Meghan and Prince Harry have already made their picks for April despite discontinuing using their Instagram handle.
Inception of Archewell, a non-profit charitable trust by Meghan and Harry
Earlier this week, the couple unveiled the idea of setting up a non-profit organization, Archewell. According to The Daily Telegraph, the couple had already filed the paperwork in the United States last month.
The name ‘Archewell’ stems from the Greek word, ‘Arche,’ which means ‘source of action.’ They confirmed that it is not based on their son’s name, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. They told The Daily Telegraph, “Like you, our focus is on supporting efforts to tackle the global COVID-19 pandemic. But faced with this information coming to light, we felt compelled to share the story of how this came to be.”
Here’s what Archewell means and what it will stand for
In an interview with CNN, the couple revealed, “Before Sussex Royal, 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 must draw upon. We look forward to launching Archewell when the time is right,” the couple stated.
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