Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are ‘Working Nonstop’ on Their Latest Project and ‘It’s Giving Them a Lot of Energy,’ Source Claims

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex left their royal duties behind, but that doesn’t mean they have abandoned all sense of work ethic in their quest to live a more normal life. In fact, one source claims that the Sussexes are “working nonstop” on their organization Archewell.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend the UK Team Trials for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 at the University of Bath
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan exited the royal family

In January, Prince Harry and Meghan dropped a huge announcement — their intention to take a step back from their royal duties for the opportunity to live out of the spotlight and away from the constant media scrutiny.

When Queen Elizabeth met with Harry, Prince William, and Prince Charles to discuss the matter, the decision was made that the Sussexes would give up their royal duties, their HRH titles, and any public funding.

At the time, the queen issued a statement in support of Prince Harry and Meghan’s exit plan which noted, in part: “Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family. I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life.”

Prince Harry and Meghan are searching for a role

Since they made their official exit from the royal family on March 31, there’s been plenty of speculation about what they have been doing. The couple moved to Los Angeles amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and were limited in their activities because of social distancing and quarantine requirements.

Author Tom Quinn, who wrote the book Kensington Palace: An Intimate Memoir from Queen Mary to Meghan Markle, shared that, according to a source, the couple are “searching for a role” now that their royal life is behind them.  

Quinn told Fox News, “With Harry in the states, there’s a risk that he could say or do something which will reflect badly on the royal family. Going to the states is only the last leg in what looks like a desperate search for meaning. There’s a feeling in the royal family that they’re desperately searching for a role in life because they don’t have one.”

“The royal family is nervous,” he added. “You know, where will they go next? I’ve already heard that Harry’s not very happy in California, so they may go somewhere else.”

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They are reportedly hard at work on Archewell

In an article written for Town & Country, royal expert Victoria Murphy shared how the Sussexes have been occupying their time — they have big plans for their charity Archewell and that means there’s a lot of work to be done.

“Some people may find it unsettling to leave an institution with such clear structure and defined purpose to go it alone,” Murphy wrote. “Others may question how successfully the Sussexes will be able to clearly shape a new and enduring identity. But, according to those familiar with their work, Harry and Meghan are in no doubt about what their purpose now is.”

A source shared how Prince Harry and Meghan are approaching their new project. “They are hands on, working nonstop on the development of Archewell — their new nonprofit organization — and it’s giving them a lot of energy,” the insider explained.

“They want to see positive and substantive change happen in this world, and they want to lift up the voices and platforms of dynamic and diverse leaders of all kinds who are already making that change a reality,” the source added. “They want to focus on supporting and strengthening community. In a lot of ways, what people have been seeing is Archewell already in motion. And there’s a lot to come.”