“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."

By Ian Horswill


Posted on April 7, 2020

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have lodged the name of their new non-profit organisation after the Queen banned them from using the title SussexRoyal.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who are no longer ‘Senior Royals’ and living in Los Angeles, California, where Meghan Markle was born and raised, have filed a trademark application for their new non-profit organisation with the US Patent and Trademark Office on 10 March.

Meghan Markle

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex propose to call the organisation Archewell after 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 Duke and Duchess of Sussex told the Telegraph.

“Before SussexRoyal, came the idea of ‘Arche’ – the Greek word meaning ‘source of action’.

“We connected to this concept for the charitable organisation 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.”

According to the application, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are creating their own charity and volunteering services, a wide-ranging website and sharing “education and training materials” through films, podcasts and books. They have lodged trademark requests for virtually everything.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Instagram

It has also been revealed that the American-born Meghan Markle on their first child Archie’s birth certificate stated her profession as ‘Princess of the United Kingdom’.

All birth certificates are a matter of public record in the UK and looking over the birth certificate of Archie Mountbatten-Windsor made some interesting reading.

Prince Harry registered the birth himself at the office of the City of Westminster Births, Deaths, Marriages and Citizenship in London on 17 May 2019. Archie was born on 6 May 2019.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have always kept the place of Archie’s birth a mystery but the document reveals Archie was, in fact, born at the luxurious private maternity Portland Hospital in Westminster, which costs about £20,000 a night.

When Archie Mountbatten-Windsor was born, his proud dad Prince Harry registered the birth himself.

Meghan Markle Prince Harry Sussex Royal Instagram

In addition to exactly where Archie entered the world, the birth certificate features details about his famous parents. His father is His Royal Highness Henry Charles Albert David Duke of Sussex. Henry is, as most will know, is Harry’s real Christian name.

The mother’s name on the birth certificate is Rachel Meghan Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex. Meghan Markle played Rachel Zane in the TV legal drama Suits but she was christened Rachel Meghan by her parents Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland. They have called her Meghan since birth and she has and is always referred to as Meghan.

The mother’s job description may surprise: “Princess of the United Kingdom.”

While she was given the title the Duchess of Sussex by the Queen on her wedding day, she is also technically a princess, although not in her own name, Mirror reported.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry

Meghan Markle is Her Royal Highness Princess Henry of Wales through her husband, Harry.

Meghan Markle also listed princess under the job section part of the form on Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis’s birth certificates.