2020/06/16 · Author: · Comments: 00 · Filed under: News

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have postponed the public launch of their Archewell project, after the coronavirus pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement coincided with their fresh start in America

The Duke and Duchess were expected to launch their non-profit organisation as they began their new working lives from Los Angeles in the spring, with its name now formally registered in the United States.

Instead, it is understood they will now postpone public announcements for the foreseeable future, with no official Archewell projects until next year.

Sources said the couple were responding to current affairs, redirecting their efforts to the Black Lives Matter cause and the wider repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic.

They have undertaken a series of video calls from their new base in LA, and are preparing for greater public involvement in the fight for equality.

The Duchess has already spoken of George Floyd, whose death has inspired worldwide protests against systemic racism, in an address to the graduating class of her old school.

The couple now plan to take a more vocal role in the movement imminently, with action in the coming days.

Sources said Archewell – intended as the home of their charitable activities and as a replacement for their Sussex Royal Foundation – is now unlikely to be launched this year, with the public unveiling fans were expecting “not on the cards” until 2021.

Source: The Telegraph

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