The foundation of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, declared delinquent in the United States

New setback for the Archewell foundation, with which Prince Harry and Meghan Markle channel their charitable work in the United States after their departure from the United Kingdom.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
14 May 2024 Tuesday 05:32
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The foundation of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, declared delinquent in the United States

New setback for the Archewell foundation, with which Prince Harry and Meghan Markle channel their charitable work in the United States after their departure from the United Kingdom. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's charity has been declared delinquent by the US authorities and has been ordered not to make any payments or expenses, so it should cease its activity until they catch up with the treasury.

The American magazine People quotes a source close to the foundation to clarify that the organization expects the “administrative problem” to be resolved and reflected in the records within a week. According to the same media, this new obstacle for Archewell occurs "due to failure to submit the required annual reports and/or renewal fees."

This is not the first procedural error that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have made since the beginning of their new life in Los Angeles and it is not the first setback that the foundation has suffered. Archewell accumulated a long list of confusions and typos in the process of its creation and it seems that they are still not up to date with the paperwork. Furthermore, last December it was learned from its tax return that in 2022 the organization suffered significant losses in donations, as they went from 12 million euros in the previous year to only two million, with a deficit of more than 625,000 euros. in your accounts.

The name Archewell refers to his first son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, and to the word of Greek origin arché, which means source of action, principle of the universe or driving force.

The Sussexes announced the creation of this foundation a few days after their resignation. They assured that they were going to establish a non-profit organization with which they intended to develop a new way to “achieve change and complement the efforts made by other foundations worldwide.” The organization aimed to offer “classes, conferences, seminars, presentations, workshops and retreats on a variety of topics” always raising funds for charitable causes.

Last February, the dukes renamed their website Sussex.com, replacing Archewell.com, and differentiated within the site the Archewell Foundation and Archewell Productions, with which the Sussexes work with different platforms as content creators and audiovisual producers. . Far from dedicating themselves solely to handshakes in exchange for millions of dollars, the Sussexes will soon return to Netflix with separate reality shows. He will delve into the world of professional polo and she will give home advice.

This new setback in its foundation occurs when the dukes have just returned from an unofficial trip to Nigeria to participate in the tenth anniversary of the Invictus Games, an initiative created in 2014 by Prince Henry that is the last bastion of his life as Working Member for the Windsors.