Meghan Markle and Prince Harry 'Taking Their Time' with New Archewell Foundation
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are pushing ahead with their new Archewell organization, and trademark registrations are "live and pending," a source says.
UK reports that the brands were rejected are "wrong," the source told PEOPLE, adding that the filings "go through the normal and normal process."
In fact, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who started working on the new foundation three months ago when they moved to Los Angeles with their 1-year-old son Archie, have been quietly concentrating behind the scenes on Archewell in the rapid development to evolve changing social landscape.
"They had the opportunity to speak to some incredible thought leaders, and these conversations were deeply instructive and helpful in identifying the work they wanted to do with Archewell," says the source. "They apply all of their insights to the future of the organization."
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
When the couple announced the establishment in April, they explained the origin of the name and said in a statement: "Before SussexRoyal came the idea of" ark "- the Greek word for" source of action ". We connected with this concept for the nonprofit organization we wanted to build one day and it became the inspiration for our son's name. Do something meaningful, do something important. Archewell is a name that combines an old word for strength and action and another that recalls the deep resources that everyone has to fall back on. We look forward to launching Archewell when the time is right. "
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The Duke of Sussex / @ SaveChildrenUK Meghan Markle and Archie
Given the massive upheavals caused by both the COVID-19 pandemic and the racial justice movement triggered by the murder of George Floyd, Meghan and Harry have realigned their efforts.
"Nobody could have expected the world to be turned upside down," says the source. "Like many others, they are moved to get their voices behind the backing of the COVID-19 response and the Black Lives Matter.
"But that is not a separation or distraction from the values and mission that will be reflected in Archewell," the source continues. "They will see what they are concentrating on now, will also be reflected in the core of the organization. They look forward to everything coming together. They have always dreamed of doing it together."
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On June 4, Meghan spoke in a surprising opening speech for her alma mater, Immaculate Heart High School in LA, before the Black Lives Matter movement.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, speaks about the Immaculate Heart class of 2020.
"I wanted to say the right thing and I was really nervous that I would not do it or that it would be taken apart, and I realized that the only wrong thing was to say nothing," she said in the video address. "Because George Floyd's life was important and Breonna Taylor's life was important and Philando Castile's life was important and Tamir Rice's life was important. And so many other people whose names we know and whose names we don't know. Stephon Clark, his life was important . "
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Before the 2020 class, she said, "You will have empathy for those who do not see the world through the same lens as you, because they are as diverse and lively and open-minded as I know the teachings at Immaculate Heart, I know that you know that black lives are important.
"So I'm excited to see what you will do in the world. You are equipped, you are ready, we need you and you are prepared. I am so proud to call each of you classmates. And I 'I I'm so excited to see what you'll do. "
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