Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Introduced Archewell With Photos of Their Mothers

The nonprofit will be bringing compassion to the world.

While Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced their new nonprofit, Archewell, back in October, things have been quiet with the organization because of the coronavirus pandemic. According to People, the Sussexes published a "Letter for 2021" on the Archewell website alongside a pair of photos that feature their mothers.

The site features two childhood photos on Archewell's homepage — one showing a young Prince Harry sitting on Princess Diana's shoulders, and another of Meghan hugging her mother, Doria Ragland.

"I am my mother's son. And I am our son's mother. Together we bring you Archewell," the "Letter for 2021" starts.

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The message goes on to say that mothers played a huge part in their lives, teaching them compassion and kindness, two things that the Sussexes hope to bring to the world next year.

"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," the letter reads. "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."

The new site also announced Archewell's partnerships with technology and research groups: the Center for Humane Technology, the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry, and Dr. James Doty of Stanford University, who focuses on the science of compassion.

In a statement, Toya Holness, Archewell's press secretary, said "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."

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