MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry's Archwell foundation "won't launch until 2021" as the royal couple want to use their platform to help the Black Lives Matter movement and support those affected by the coronavirus crisis.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced the first details of their highly-anticipated foundation back in March.
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Although the foundation was expected to launch later this year, an insider told The Telegraph this has now been postponed.
Describing how a public launch is now "off the cards", the source said: "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."
The publication reports the couple want to focus their energies the Black Lives Matter movement as well as supporting communities affected by the coronavirus crisis.
Last week, Meghan released the heartfelt message to the graduating class of her former high school, Immaculate Heart in LA, and said George’s “life mattered.”
Appearing on a video call from her home in Los Angeles, Meghan said: "I wasn’t sure what I could say to you.
"I wanted to say the right thing and I was really nervous that it would get picked apart. And I realised the only wrong thing to say is to say nothing."
According to Harper's Bazaar's royal editor Omid Scobie – who has co-written the upcoming biography Finding Freedom – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have also conducted video calls with community leaders about how they can help the Black Lives Matter movement.
In April, the couple also donated £90,000 which was generated from their 2018 wedding broadcast to the charity Feeding Britain to support them during the coronavirus crisis.
Although the couple have been living in Los Angeles in March, the CEO of Smart Works – one of Meghan's patronages – says the Duchess is "absolutely still involved" with their work and has "great ideas".
When it does launch, the Archewell foundation has ambitious plans “organising and conducting support groups for persons in need”, including “emotional counselling” and “coordinating social, personal care, and psychological services”.
The Telegraph reported that one section of the document that they retrieved detailed the possibility of a website “in the field of nutrition, general health and mental health” – much like Markle's now-defuct The Tig website.
The organisation also aims to offer “classes, lectures, seminars, conferences, workshops, and retreats on a variety of topics”, run a mentoring scheme, or conduct and host “events and exhibitions for cultural, sporting, health, mental health and entertainment purposes”, as well as the potential to self-publish articles, magazines, books, music, podcasts, television shows, and computer software.
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