Archewell is taking a backseat to the Black Lives Matter movement and coronavirus relief efforts.

By Alicia Brunker
Jun 14, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
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The launch of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's new nonprofit foundation, Archewell, has reportedly been delayed.

According to The Telegraph, the couple's priorities have shifted, and they're "redirecting their efforts to the Black Lives Matter cause and the wider repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic." It's reported that Meghan and Harry are postponing any communication about Archewell for the "foreseeable future," and official projects for the charity won't begin until next year in 2021.

"What's absolutely clear is that they want to get it right and there's no point in rushing," a source told The Daily Mail about the couple's decision to delay. "They are settling into a new life, a new era. This is about getting it right and making sure they are able to make the difference they want to make."

In April, the Sussexes revealed their plans for the Archewell organization at the height of the global coronavirus pandemic, and explained the meaning behind its name — which was significant considering the timing. "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," the pair explained.

They added, "Like you, our focus is on supporting efforts to tackle the global COVID-19 pandemic. Faced with this information coming to light, we felt compelled to share the story of how this came to be." Meanwhile, this month, Meghan and Harry have been educating themselves on issues of police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement, holding meetings with people at every level.