Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are back on the front covers of media, after catching backlash due to revealietion of the name of their new charity organization amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Prime minister of United Kingdom Boris Johnson was admitted to intensive care after contracting the coronavirus, which caused havoc in most countries in the world, U. K. and US included. Many feel it was an insensitive time for the couple to announce their new endeavor.
Nevertheless, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has gone publicy these days only to made made the announcement after The Telegraph uncovered documents that were filed in order to launch the charity. The report notes that Harry and Meghan did not plan to unveil the name of their charity amid the pandemic, but the documents being uncovered prompted them to issue a statement to the outlet. It notes that, while their focus is on COVID-19, they felt the need to inform the public why they chose the name.
The couple’s charity is named Archwell and will reportedly run emotional support groups, a multi-media educational empire and even launch a wellbeing website in the near future, according to the outlet.
“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 statement read. “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.”
Markle and Harry also gave bit of background on the title, including why it helped inspire them to name their 11-month old firstborn baby, Archie.
“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.”
Despite not launching the charity during the pandemic, saying that they thought of the name prior to naming their baby Archie and having no plans to announce its name prior to the documents becoming public information, many critics of the royal couple took to Twitter to deride them as selfish and attention-seeking for dropping the name during the pandemic.
“Does she care? On the night, the #British #PM is in #ICU, #MeghanMarkle announces the name of her charity – ‘#Archwell’. Wow! #Megxit sufferers can go to sleep & look forward to #ArchieDay. Thank you very much, #Meghan! Where’s the #getlost button?” one user wrote.