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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's New Foundation Has Been Targeted By Trolls

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By Joe Allen

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been trolled. Following the announcement that the couple would launch a new foundation when the time was right, one potential website for their new foundation has been targeted. The new charity, which will be called Archewell, had a website created in its name with the URL www.archewellfoundation.com.

According to multiple reports, that URL redirected users to Kanye West's 2005 song "Gold Digger," which featured Jamie Foxx. The redirect was clearly meant to be a joke, and has now been taken down.

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Harry and Meghan declined to officially launch their website in part because they wanted to make sure the world was appropriately focused on the severity of the coronavirus pandemic. This troll attempt comes at a time when the couple are transitioning into their lives outside of the royal family.

The two officially left the family at the end of March, and also recently made the move to Los Angeles from their previous home in Canada, where they had lived since announcing their plans to separate from the royal family.

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In a statement to Fox News, the couple said that they had chosen to name their new foundation Archewell because it comes from the Greek word "Arche," which means "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," the couple explained. The couple continued by saying that they wanted their charity to have a real impact, and do something that impacted people's lives.

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"To do something of meaning, to do something that matters," the statement continued. "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."

They also said that, like much of the world, their focus at the moment was on the coronavirus. Throughout the crisis, Meghan and Harry had been posting regularly on their Instagram about ways to stay healthy both mentally and physically as their followers quarantine.

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"Like you, our focus is on supporting efforts to tackle the global COVID-19 pandemic, but faced with this information coming to light, we felt compelled to share the story of how this came to be," the couple said.

On Instagram, they also had to post a parting message to their followers as they left their official royal account. "As we all find the part we are to play in this global shift and changing of habits, we are focusing this new chapter to understand how we can best contribute. While you may not see us here, the work continues," they wrote.

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