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.

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Today, we are excited to be able to announce details for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s upcoming tour to Africa! • In just two weeks, Their Royal Highnesses will embark on this official tour focusing on community, grassroots leadership, women’s and girls’ rights, mental health, HIV/AIDS and the environment. This programme has been many months in the making, and The Duke and Duchess are eager to focus their energies on the great work being done in Southern Africa. From meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu to joining ‘Waves for Change’ on Monwabisi Beach, the South Africa programme will be educational and inspiring. The Duke is especially proud to continue the legacy left by his mother with her work in Angola as he joins Halo Trust again in an effort to rid the world of landmines. HRH will also travel to Malawi where he will check in on the British Army’s partnership with African Parks and will be working on the ground supporting local communities. The Duke is particularly proud to be able to deliver an exciting new initiative, a Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy three-country partnership which he designed and consulted with Governments in Namibia, Botswana and Angola to protect forest and wildlife corridors around the Okavango Delta. The Duchess will be working with local organisations to promote women and girls’ health and education, entrepreneurship and leadership. With such a textured culture and history, Their Royal Highnesses are grateful for the opportunity to connect with those on the ground in Southern Africa and to be inspired by the work being done and learn how they can be better supported. As President and Vice President of The Queens Commonwealth Trust and The Duke’s role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, The Duke and Duchess cannot wait to meet with young leaders mobilising change and adding to the beauty of these Commonwealth countries • “We look forward to seeing you soon!” • Photo ©️ PA images / Tim Graham – Getty Images / @Sentebale /@AfricanParksNetwork / @YouthAlert

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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.’”

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This afternoon, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day, alongside Her Majesty The Queen and Members of The Royal Family. The Commonwealth is a global network of 54 countries, working in collaboration towards shared economic, environmental, social and democratic goals, and the Service today seeks to highlight the vast community which spans every geographical region, religion and culture, embracing diversity amongst its population of 2.4 billion people, of which 60 percent are under 30 years old. As President and Vice-President of the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been passionate advocates of the Commonwealth having spent many years working closely with the next generation of Commonwealth leaders. The theme of the Commonwealth for 2020 is ‘Delivering A Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming', placing emphasis on youth, the environment, trade, governance, and ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and innovation. From working to protect the earth's natural resources and preserving the planet for generations to come, to championing fair trade and empowering the youth of today to transform the communities of tomorrow, the Service celebrates the Commonwealth's continued commitment to delivering a peaceful, prosperous and more sustainable future for all. Photo © PA

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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 archewellfoundation.com 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.