MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry have revealed their charity, the Archewell Foundation, will fund food kitchens in disaster zones as its first major project.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced their non-profit, which was set up eight months ago, has now joined forces with the World Central Kitchen which feeds people in disaster-stricken areas.
WORLD CENTRAL KITCHEN
The pair who stepped down from royal duties this year are now backing a series of Community Relief Centers for the charity founded in 2010 by Spanish celebrity chef José Andrés.
They wrote in a statement: “The health of our communities depends on our ability to connect to our shared humanity.
“When we think about Chef Andrés and his incredible team at World Central Kitchen, we’re reminded that even during a year of unimaginable hardship, there are so many amazing people willing — and working tirelessly — to support each other.
“World Central Kitchen inspires us through compassion in action.”
The centres will be built to act as service kitchens during emergencies like natural disasters.
The first of the four centers, due to open early next year is being built on the Caribbean island of Domenica, which was hit by Hurricanes Maria and Irma three years ago.
Following this the second will be set in Puerto Rico while the locations of the other two have not been announced.
The sussex’s charity was launched back in April with a baffling Greek-based name.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex say Archewell derives from the ancient word arche — or “source of action” — which also inspired the name of 11-month-old son Archie.
Arche appeared more than 2,500 years ago and was defined by philosopher Aristotle in a fourth century BC treatise.
Harry and Meghan, who now live in Los Angeles, used a Hollywood lawyer to register and trademark Archewell in the US.
Patent Office documents detail trademarks covering products including clothing, TV shows and even paper clips and calendars.
Harry, 36, and Megan, 39, have not revealed how much money they will be putting towards the project despite the pair signing a £30million deal with Spotify this month.
They confirmed the first episode from their Archewell Audio podcast would be festive themed when they announced the new venture on Tuesday.
And insiders have said the pair were now being lined up for the possibility of ticketed events – which would be charged at a premium.
Their deal with Spotify comes just months after HOAR exclusively revealed the pair had signed a £100m contract with Netflix.
Explaining their podcast in a three-minute scripted trailer, Meghan said: “One of the things my husband and I have always talked about is our passion for meeting people and hearing their stories.
“And no matter what the story they usually offer an understanding of where someone else is coming from and, in some way, remind you of a story about yourself.”