2020/06/24 · Author: · Comments: 00 · Filed under: News

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are settling into life in Los Angeles, have signed on with the New York-based Harry Walker Agency for speaking engagements, according to a person familiar with their plans.

The couple, whose professional interests and every move have been scrutinized, will be engaging in moderated discussions and keynote speeches with trade associations, corporations and community forums, said the person, who declined to be identified.

They will focus on social issues such as racial justice (which the former Meghan Markle recently addressed with students from her L.A. alma mater), gender equity and environmental concerns. They will also speak on mental health; Prince Harry has shared his own struggles with grief and has championed emotional health initiatives and organizations in recent years.

The appointment of Harry Walker, tasked with fielding and sourcing speaking opportunities, heralds the couple’s return to public platforms as they seek to promote their philanthropic foundation Archewell. Fans and critics alike have been waiting to see how the couple will deploy their significant cultural capital and which causes they will support since stepping back from front-line royal duties in the U.K.

Since leaving the U.K, the couple’s appearances have largely been in private. Prince Harry spoke at a private JP Morgan event in Miami — where he reportedly discussed mental health — and both he and his wife have participated in video calls with charities they support. As the coronavirus health crisis moves into a new phase, with the reopening of many aspects of public life, the couple could now return to speaking on stages.

By choosing the Harry Walker Agency to represent them, they join an A list of Hollywood entertainers as well as some of the world’s most sought-after Democratic politicos: Michelle and Barack Obama, Hillary and Bill Clinton and rising party star Stacey Abrams.

It’s a high-profile signing for Harry Walker, which was acquired by last year by Endeavor, the parent company of WME.

The speaking agency also represents other close connections of the couple, including Oprah Winfrey and Jane Goodall.

Speaking can be extremely lucrative and the proceeds from Harry and Meghan’s bookings will be part of their move to become financially independent from the British royal family. President Obama reportedly earned $400,000 for one 2017 speech, while the Clintons averaged $250,000 per appearance in 2014. It is unclear what speaking fees will be for the Duke and Duchess, who will speak both together or individually.

Source: LA Times

2020/06/24 · Author: · Comments: 00 · Filed under: Appearances & Engagements, Photos

Hello Guys,

I hope you’re well? I continue to update the gallery and I have added 114 photos of the Duke & Duchess of Sussex attending the annual WellChild Awards, in London, on 15th October 2019.

For this event, which took place The Royal Lancaster Hotel, Meghan wore a Parish dress, teamed with a camel coat by Sentaler, a pair Manolo Blahnik heels and a tortoiseshell bag from Montunas.

Appearances & Engagements 2019 | 15.10.19 – WellChild Awards, in London

2020/06/22 · Author: · Comments: 00 · Filed under: News

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sent a letter to thank StreetGames charity staff for delivering Hubb Kitchen meals to vulnerable people.

Sports charity Street Games, an organisation supporting disadvantaged communities in London, took to Twitter to share a picture of the note they received from the Duke & Duchess of Sussex, who are currently residing in LA.

2020/06/21 · Author: · Comments: 00 · Filed under: Appearances & Engagements, Photos

Hi Guys,

I have added a new appearance in the gallery and you can now discover 98 photos of the Duke & Duchess of Sussex from 7th January. Meghan looks amazing in her tonal outfit!

For their first outing of the year, Meghan & Harry stopped by Canada House in London. Afterward, the couple visited the Canada Gallery to view a special exhibition by Skawennati, an indigenous Canadian artist.

Appearances & Engagements 2020 | 07.01.20 – Canada House Visit in London

2020/06/19 · Author: · Comments: 00 · Filed under: Site

Hi Guys,

I hope you’re well? I have just created our Twitter account so please don’t hesitate to follow us! xoxo

https://twitter.com/Markle_Network

2020/06/18 · Author: · Comments: 00 · Filed under: News

Upon learning that they would not be permitted to use the Sussex Royal name for their independent branding ventures following their departure from the Royal Family, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex chose to call their charitable foundation Archewell. They stated back in April that the idea was drawn from the Greek word ‘Arche’, meaning ‘source of action’, which also inspired the name of Harry and Meghan’s son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. But the couple have faced a fresh set back, with new reports emerging indicating that their trademark application has been rejected.

According to the Sun, the decision was made on the grounds that the Duke and Duchess did not sign the application, that it was ‘too vague’ and because they didn’t pay all the fees required. The couple reportedly submitted their application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office after submitting their application on 3 March. Paperwork obtained by the news outlet indicates that it was filed by Cobblestone Lane LLC, an organisation that’s registered in the US State of Delaware, but which reportedly has ties to the Beverly Hills offices of a leading Hollywood lawyer, employed by Meghan.

An examiner was reportedly assigned to review the application on 26 May. The Sun alleges that the couple have since received an ‘Irregularity Notice’ from the USPTO citing a number of problems. The Notice is said to set out changes which need to be implemented by the couple’s attorney, Marjorie Witter Norman, by 22 August – after which date the application will be ‘abandoned’.

Among the issues raised is the vague nature of the application, with the Notice reportedly stating: ‘The wording “providing a website featuring content relating to philanthropy, monetary giving, volunteer and career opportunities” in International Class 35 is also indefinite and over broad, and must be clarified to specify the nature of the content provided.’ It also states that Harry and Meghan still need to pay some additional fees in order to process their application.

A Non-Final Action was reportedly sent on 2 June, and the trademark can be held without being active until the necessary amendments are filed. Pointing out another issue, the examiner in the Non-Final Office Action paper added that ‘The application was unsigned, resulting in the application not being properly verified.’ Indeed the Sun reports that even carefully drafted trademark applications often face initial rejection by the USPTO, with one in five failing their first examination. The news outlet reached out to Harry and Meghan’s representatives and trademark attorney for comment.

The news comes following reports that the couple have delayed the launch of their new charitable foundation until next year, in light of the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement. A source told the Daily Telegraph that the public unveiling of Archewell is ‘not on the cards’ until 2021, stating: ‘What’s absolutely clear is that they want to get it right and there’s no point in rushing… They are settling into a new life, a new era. This is about getting it right and making sure they are able to make the difference they want to make.’

Source: Tatler

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

2020/06/15 · Author: · Comments: 00 · Filed under: Candids, Gallery Updates

Hi guys,

On 17th January 2020, the Duchess of Sussex was spotted in Vancouver, Canada. She was photographed taking her dogs for a walk with Archie in a baby carrier. You can find 20 photos HQ in the gallery. Check them out!

Candids 2020 | 17.01.20 – Walking her dogs in Vancouver, Canada

2020/06/13 · Author: · Comments: 00 · Filed under: Candids, Photos

Hello guys,

I have added 30 photos HQ of Meghan & Harry on 17th April. The Duke & Duchess of Sussex were pictured delivering food parcels to residents in West Hollywood.

The pair were dressed down for the occasion and wearing protective face masks as they walked hand-in-hand down the road to distribute meals to the vulnerable, as part of the Project Angel Food charity.

Candids 2020 | 17.04.20 – Delivering meals in Los Angeles as part of Project Angel Food charity

Hi Everyone,

I have added 38 photos of Meghan Markle visiting the Robert Clack Upper School, in Dagenham on 6th March 2020. It was her final solo engagement as “Her Royal Highness”. During her visit, the Duchess of Sussex took to the microphone to speak without notes to 700 students.

Appearances & Engagements 2020 | 06.03.20 – Visit of the Robert Clack Upper School (Dagenham)