Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have just hit a bump in the road, just days after announcing their new endeavor following their official exit as the senior members of the royal family. A potential website for their new nonprofit called Archewell Foundation has been taken over by an Internet troll.
The cybersquatter links archewellfoundation.com to Kanye West’s 2005 hit “Gold Digger” featuring Jamie Foxx on YouTube. It appears that the culprit’s intention is to send a message to the Duchess of Sussex, accusing the former actress of marrying the British royal not for love, but for his wealth.
Other Internet trolls seemingly found this amusing as one wrote beneath the song, “Hahahah who ever did this on Meghans and Harrys website is a genius …” Another added, “Directed from archewell.com lol lol – RUN NOW HARRY!!!!”
Despite it’s highly possibility to be the official website of Meghan and Harry’s new foundation, the couple apparently failed to register the domain in advance. They now can choose other URL options, such as using a dot org.
Markle and Harry announced on Tuesday, April 7 that they’re planning to launch new non-profit organization Archewell to replace their Sussex Royal brand. They have to do so after Queen Elizabeth banned them from using their royal ties to make money.
Explaining the inspiration behind the name, the couple told The Daily Telegraph newspaper, “Before SussexRoyal, came the idea of ‘Arche’ – the Greek word meaning ‘source of action’. We connected to this concept for the charitable organisation we hoped to build one day, and it became the inspiration for our son’s name.”
“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.” While opting against announcing exactly what their organization will be doing, Meghan and Harry did hint they will be doing “something of meaning, to do something that matters” with Archewell.