The Sussexes updated the Archewell site to highlight International Women’s Day

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex react as they leave after their visit to Canada House in thanks for the warm Canadian hospitality and support they received during their recent stay in Canada, in London on January 7, 202

On New Year’s Eve, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex updated their Archewell site with the now-infamous mission statement, which included the lines “I am my mother’s son. And I am our son’s mother.” The site also included a photo of Princess Diana holding a then-toddler Prince Harry. Allegedly, one Kensington Palace rage-monster was quite upset with all of that. The British media also got their panties in a bunch about something something “how dare Harry monetize his mother?” Hint: he was using his mother as inspiration for the work he would undertake through his foundation, but whatever.

Well, the photo of Harry and Diana is now gone. The photo of Meghan and Doria is gone too, and the predictable outlets are trying to make it into a thing. When really, I think the plan was always to update Archewell’s main page depending on what issue or event the Sussexes wanted to highlight? At the moment, they’re highlighting International Women’s Day (March 8th). The Archewell update reads: “Women Deserve Recognition —and also Support. We know the world is asking more and more of women every day—as wage earners, leaders, educators, carers, and more. In recognition of International Women’s Day, let’s unleash a groundswell of real acts of compassion for the women in your life and in your community.You can see the update here.

They include links to where you can find female-run restaurants in your community; a donation portal to Seneca Women (the Women’s Economic Future Fund); the Myna Mahila Foundation site for menstrual health and education, plus a lot more. They provided a total of 12 links for people to get active on or around International Women’s Day. It’s great and I love that they’re highlighting a combination of smaller NGOs without international profiles and actual, big-work foundations and organizations too. Plus, they’re saying it can start small, within your community, just by ordering food or donating to a local maternity ward.


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  1. Bree says:

    Gorgeous. I love it!

  2. Cecilia says:

    I loved it. It is actually so thoughtful.

  3. Lilly (with the double-L) says:

    Lovely, going to see about donating now. Lemonade from lemons (any Beyoncé references intended) Sussexes – nice!

  4. Nev says:

    Work Duchess WERK!!!!

  5. SarahCS says:

    I am so pleased that they now have an outlet to continue doing this sort of work. Bravo.

  6. Petra says:

    It’s very beautiful. I enjoyed the softness of the site. I spend an hour last night reading through the site.

  7. Roserose says:

    Off to donate to the menstrual health one to balance out all the awful today.

  8. windy river says:

    This is similar to what they were doing on the Sussex Royal Instagram site. Each month, there was a new picture collage, with links to various organizations, with a common theme. A great way to give exposure to many different groups doing valuable work but not widely recognized.

  9. diffraction says:

    They changed their IG focus/followers depending on what cause they were highlighting, so it’s not surprising they’re doing the same with their website. But, of course we need to read into it and make it a *thing* because, as we all know, they can’t breathe without it having an alternate agenda.

    I just want them to be wildly successful and happy! Living well surrounded by sunshine and goodness will be the best revenge.

  10. L4frimaire says:

    It looks great and I clicked on some of the links and donated to two of the organizations listed. I’m just tired of the royal family drama and prefer to focus on something more positive that actually advocates for good causes.

  11. bub244 says:

    Very cool. It’s such a great idea to update the website regularly, to keep things relevant and to ensure people make a return visit.

  12. Vavavoom says:

    This is fantastic! I am impressed with their social media savvy. They know that every move they make will be scrutinized and written about endlessly and instantly. At first I was disappointed that they wouldn’t have instagram anymore but this way, whoever they choose to post the next photo or statement will be getting attention and that is specifically their mission as patrons / philanthropists.
    Changing their website is actually forcing the media to write about their cause and they probably don’t even realize it.


  13. Amy Bee says:

    I thought it was well presented and thought out. Btw, UN Women is one of the organisations that is featured on Archewell website.

  14. BnLurkN4eva says:

    It’s wonderful that they are continuing their work highlighting various charities each month like when they were on social media. I actually love that they have a website, I prefer websites and am not quite comfortable with social media. I wish there wasn’t all those hate mongers out there so they could have a comment section, but alas is not to be.