Six months after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced the Archewell foundation, the foundation took a big step forward by launching its website.
Archewell.com went live Wednesday morning featuring a simple beige background with contact information and an email newsletter form. In the centre of the homepage is the definition for the word “arche” – a Greek word meaning: “source of action.” The definition of the word “well” is also provided. It’s described as “a plentiful source or supply; a place we go to dig deep.”
The foundation was announced in April after the Sussexes officially stepped down as senior royals on 31 March. The couple explained their thought process behind the name and why they chose the name Archewell, a name that shares a connection with their son Archie.
“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,” the couple said in the statement.
“Before SussexRoyal came the idea of ‘arche’ — the Greek word meaning ‘source of action,’ ” they continued. “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 each must draw upon. We look forward to launching Archewell when the time is right.”
SussexRoyal was launched in April 2019, marking one of the first steps in the Sussexes establishing a separate office from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. A website was also launched under the same name. When it was announced the couple would step back as senior royals, their right to the name changed.
“As was agreed upon with the Royal Family, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will no longer use the name Sussex Royal for their charitable organisation, Instagram or website. Although they will be inactive, both the Instagram account and website will remain in existence online for the foreseeable future,” a spokesperson for the couple previously stated.
Since stepping back, Harry and Meghan have relocated to California and have been appearing in virtual chats with various organisations – specifically focusing on the impact of social media and encouraging Americans to vote in the upcoming election.