Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s New Website Was Just Hacked

Though we’re all in quarantine amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it looks like trolls and haters still have some time on their hands. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry left the British royal family and the U.K. because of the constant scrutiny and false stories that were spread about the duchess.

Though Meghan tried to adapt a British stiff upper lip sensibility, it all became too much. As a result, the pair decided that it would be best for them to step away and forge a financially independent life away from the traditions of the British royal family.

Though they’ve announced their Archewell Foundation, like the rest of the globe, the Sussexes are currently isolating in a Hollywood compound. Sadly, that did not stop trolls from hacking their new website in the most unfortunate way.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry aren’t working right now

Though the duchess’ new film Elephant is currently streaming on Disney+, the Sussexes aren’t actively working on anything at the moment. Instead, as the world tries to get a handle on this devastating virus the duo is spending quality time together and preparing for their son, Archie Harrison’s first birthday.

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will spend the next few months focusing on their family and continuing to do what they can, safely and privately, to support and work with their pre-existing charitable commitments while developing their future nonprofit organization,” the couple’s team said in a statement

According to one royal expert, this is one of the first times since they wed that the duo will get a true rest away from the spotlight.

“It is interesting because we had such a build-up since January to the departure of Meghan and Harry stepping back as senior working royals,” royal expert Omid Scobie said on his podcast The Heir Pod. “Suddenly on March 31 it sort of crept up on us really quickly, we had the couple announcing the beginning of their transition period over the next year on Instagram. At the same time, they were announcing that they are closing down their social media and their website and taking a break for the next few months. I think it has really taken everyone by surprise. Because there was so much talk about the couple preparing projects and ready to launch initiatives. When actually it was two people that were like, ‘We need a break too.’”

Inside Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new Archewell brand

Though it’s not officially launched as of yet, we do know some of what the Sussexes have planned for the future. After a publication found their new trademark for Archewell, the pair felt compelled to confirm the news.

“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 Sussexes shared in a statement. “Before SussexRoyal, came the idea of ‘Arche’—the Greek word meaning ‘source of action.’ 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. 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.”

According to the trademark paperwork, Archewell could consist of everything from movies to podcasts, clothing to charitable services, and even online seminars, lectures, and retreats.

The Sussexes’ Archewell website was just hacked

Unfortunately, it looks like the pair will continue enduring trolling. TMZ is reporting that someone redirected their new website to the video for “Gold Digger” by Kanye West.

Clearly, the intent was to suggest that the Duchess of Sussex is a gold digger. Obviously, this is preposterous considering she was a millionaire in her own right well before she married Prince Harry.

At present, the Sussexes’ website has been taken down.