Royal Fans Have No Idea How To Pronounce Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s New Foundation ‘Archewell’
After announcing that they were stepping down from royal duties, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were told by Queen Elizabeth II that they could no longer use the royal brand going forward. On April 6, the couple announced the name of their foundation will be called “Archewell,” but fans don’t have a clue how to pronounce that. Read on to find out the different ways it’s being said, plus two other royal names fans have been mispronouncing.
Fans are trying to figure out how to pronounce Harry and Meghan’s new brand
The prince and former Suits star have trademarked the unique name of their foundation, which will be launched at a later date.
The pair told The Telegraph that they intend to “do something of meaning, to do something that matters” when their organization is up and running.
“Before SussexRoyal came the idea of ‘arche’ — the Greek word meaning ‘source of action,’” the duke and duchess said in a statement. “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. We look forward to launching Archewell when the time is right.”
So just how is Archewell pronounced? Archie-well? Ark-EE-well? AR-kay-well?
Within hours a YouTube video was uploaded giving a pronunciation for the charitable organization that sounds more like Arch-a-well, which only added to the confusion.
It looks like we’ll just have to wait for Meghan and Harry to fill everyone in on the correct way to say it.
Other names royal fans have been mispronouncing
Archewell isn’t the only name royal fans have had a little trouble pronouncing. There’s been some debate over how to say the first name of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s youngest son, Prince Louis. After his birth on April 23, 2018, fans were unsure if Will and Kate were going to adopt the American pronunciation of the name Lou-ISS or the French pronunciation of Lou-EE.
A video then began circulating online of William and Kate reciting their wedding vows and in it, they use the French pronunciation with a silent “s” when saying the duke’s full name which is William Arthur Philip Louis.
The first name of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York‘s youngest daughter’s name has also confused fans for years until Princess Eugenie set the record straight herself telling The Sun it’s pronounced “Yoo-junnee,” with an emphasis on the “Yoo.”
“Whenever we used to meet foreign people who were struggling with it, my mum and I would help them by saying, ‘It’s like Use Your Knees,’” the princess said, adding, “But whatever. I am now used to every pronunciation.”