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People: Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Reveal Why They Named Their Organization Archwell

Bettina Dizon
Apr 10, 2020
12:00 A.M.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle paid tribute to their only son, Archie Harrison, by naming their organization Archewell.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may have stepped down as senior members of the British royal family, but their charitable work continues as private citizens.

The young couple founded an organization called Archewell, which they named after their almost one-year-old son, Archie Harrison.

Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry at The Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House on March 05, 2020, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry at The Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House on March 05, 2020, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

INSIGHTS FROM THE ROYALS

Although their organization has yet to be launched, Harry and Markle have already chosen a name for their foundation and explained the name behind it. In a statement obtained by PEOPLE, they said:

"Before SussexRoyal came the idea of 'arche' -- the Greek word meaning 'source of action.' We connected to this concept for the charitable organization we hoped to build."

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor at a meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. | Source: Getty Images

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor at a meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. | Source: Getty Images

The idea also served as inspiration for the couple to name their child Archie, which is also the nickname for Archibald, meaning brave and genuine. The couple added:

"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."

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor at a meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. | Source: Getty Images

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor at a meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. | Source: Getty Images

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The duchess has yet to show her husband around Los Angeles, but for now, they both try to remain safe in their home.

Since Archie's birth, his name made it to the topmost famous names, taking the first spot in 2019, according to Nameberry. However, it has always been a favorite moniker since the late '80s.

DIFFICULT TIMES

The family-of-three currently resides in their Los Angeles gated mansion, where they are observing self-isolation.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, London, after the announcement of their engagement. | Source: Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, London, after the announcement of their engagement. | Source: Getty Images

Being away from his family at a time of a global pandemic is difficult for Harry, especially after Prince Charles contracted the deadly virus.

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Both Harry and Markle remain cautious during this difficult time and don't allow contact with anyone, including the former "Suits" actress' mom Doria Ragland, who lives nearby.

Meghan Markle attends The Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House on March 5, 2020 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

Meghan Markle attends The Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House on March 5, 2020 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

BASKING IN THE SUN

The couple flew to America with Archie right before flights were banned and after initially deciding to settle down in Canada.

According to an insider, "like everyone, they are adjusting, being cautious, and safe." Archie is "teething and is a happy baby. I'm sure he is happy to be in the California sunshine."

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan pose with their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle on May 8, 2019 in Windsor, England. | Source: Getty Images

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan pose with their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle on May 8, 2019 in Windsor, England. | Source: Getty Images

The duchess has yet to show her husband around Los Angeles, but for now, they both try to remain safe in their home.

The coronavirus has already infected over one million individuals, with America leading as the country with most cases.

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