Meghan Markle and Prince Harry trademark Archewell for two new surprising ventures


MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry have trademarked two new surprising ventures in the latest plans for new charity Archewell.

At the moment, the couple is staying with entertainment tycoon, Tyler Perry, in his £15 million Los Angeles mansion after stepping down as senior members of the Royal Family earlier this year. But Harry and Meghan are still planning projects to work on and this week they decided to apply to trademark the name of their planned foundation. It’s called Archewell and it’ll be specialising in ‘television shows’ and ‘motion picture films’.

The couple have listed a vast range of potential ventures in their application to the Intellectual Property Office in London.

They range from ‘digital entertainment content’ to ‘providing a website featuring information in the field of physical fitness’.

Furthermore, a site ‘featuring information in the field of nutrition, general health and mental health’.

A source close to the Sussexes told MailOnline: “Archewell is going to be huge.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Archie (Image: GETTY IMAGE)

“Harry and Meghan will use it to support lots of causes that they feel passionately about.

“It will be a global organisation with international ambitions.”

In terms of where the name came from, although one would be quick to jump to the conclusion it was named after their 14-month-old son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor it’s not quite true.

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex (Image: GETTY IMAGE)

The name comes from the Greek word arche, meaning sources of action.

However, it did also inspire the pair to give their son the name Archie.

The couple had set up a similar ‘not-for-profit’ organisation, Sussex Royal, but were banned from using the word ‘royal’ when they quit official duties in January.

This entire project is the first step in their plans to become ‘financially independent’ of the Royal Family.

The Queen's, Prince Harry's Grandmother

The Queen’s, Prince Harry’s Grandmother (Image: GETTY IMAGE)

But despite having come up with an idea for a production company, they have had difficulty doing the paperwork.

It’s reported that when they filed documents to trademark the name in the US last month, it was then sent back to them as the plans were apparently ‘too vague’.

In a further blunder, the application form to the United States Patent and Trademark Office had not even been signed.

Princess Diana, Harry's mother

Princess Diana, Harry’s mother (Image: GETTY IMAGE)

The pair are currently focusing on getting through the Coronavirus and are improving their efforts with the Black Lives Matter campaign.

So it’s believed that the Sussexes will be delaying Archewell’s launch until at least next year.

They said: “We look forward to launching Archewell when the time is right.”


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