- Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have settled into life in Los Angeles, even if the “Hollywood Royals” want to avoid paying U.S. taxes.
- After stepping back from royal duties, they are free to pursue private ventures.
- But the announcement for their new charitable foundation, Archewell, couldn’t have come at a worse time.
It’s safe to say that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s attempts to kickstart their post-royal lives haven’t exactly begun as planned.
The couple recently announced that they were taking a few months away from the spotlight according to Meghan’s mouthpiece, Omid Scobie:
I think it has really taken everyone by surprise. Because there was so much talk about the couple preparing projects and ready to launch initiatives. When actually it was two people that were like, ‘We need a break too.
Sure thing, Omid.
That “break” has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry wouldn’t get the column inches they want in the current climate, right?
Harry and Meghan couldn’t resist the spotlight
Their break was short-lived. On Tuesday, they announced their new not-for-profit foundation, Archewell.
Whoever advised them to announce this foundation when they did needs to be fired. Is this the Hollywood PR apparatus that Meghan Markle was so keen to be close to?
I’d be looking for a refund.
Why make an announcement when the coronavirus is dominating the headlines?
I’ve said before that Harry and Meghan Markle were laying low due to the lack of publicity they’d get during the current pandemic.
So, I have to ask, who thought it was a good idea to make an announcement at the same time as the British prime minister being admitted to intensive care with coronavirus symptoms?
That’s a whole new kind of marketing genius right there!
Royal biographer Phil Dampier described the timing as “appalling”:
It’s appalling timing, I would say. It was the worst possible timing. If I…