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Meghan and Harry Distance Themselves From the Royal Family Yet Again

Cosmopolitan logo Cosmopolitan 7/4/2020 Paulina Jayne Isaac
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry taking a selfie in a car: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are distancing themselves from the royal family by shutting down one of their charities. © WPA Pool - Getty Images Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are distancing themselves from the royal family by shutting down one of their charities.

Just in case we didn't get the memo that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry want very little to do with the royal family, they just reminded us again. They formally closed down their charity, SussexRoyal, filing the relevant paperwork with the authorities in the U.K., People has confirmed.

Instead, Meghan and Harry will focus on their brand-new foundation, Archewell, which was of course named after their son, Archie. "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," they revealed in a statement.

Meghan Markle et al. sitting and looking at the camera: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Visit South Africa © Pool - Getty Images The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Visit South Africa

According to The Telegraph, the foundation will be a charitable nonprofit with volunteering services, a "wide-ranging website," podcasts, and potentially films and books. But, they're not in any rush to launch. "They want to get it right, that's really important to them," a source told Vanity Fair. "This is something that they want to do for the rest of their lives so they're not going to be pressured into launching something that's still in the relatively early stages of development." In the meantime, they're focusing on other causes like the Black Lives Matter movement and the #FeedHOPE initiative.

In January, they announced their move to North America, and their official split from the royal family. "This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity," they wrote. Well, it looks like they're sticking to their initial plan.


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