Amid all the controversies and tabloid headlines, Meghan Markle has had an interesting life, to say the least. From a Hollywood actress to the Duchess of Sussex, was definitely quite the journey. However, after the infamous exit from the Royal Family in 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan started their own independent life in California. In the same year, the news of a $100 million deal between the Sussexes and Netflix flooded the internet and the news cycle.
Along with the multimillion-dollar deal, a firm called ‘Archewell’ linked with the royal couple also started floating. Let us give you the 411 on this new brand name, how it came into being, and an overview of the Netflix contract.
What is ‘Archewell’ Productions and how does it connect to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle?
In an attempt to rebrand themselves, and leave the Royal title behind, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry launched Archewell Inc. It is the umbrella under which the former Royal couple follows and will continue to follow their current and upcoming adventures. The brand name combines Archie, their baby’s name, and the Greek word ‘arche’, meaning “source of action.“
“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,” said the couple in an interview with Telegraph.
Archewell Inc. has 3 subsections: It started first as a nonprofit previously known as SussexRoyal. Then, the company expanded into Archewell Productions, which exclusively takes care of their Netflix Deal, and Archewell Audio, which administers the Spotify venture. Markle’s Spotify Podcast, Archetypes, which premiered on August 23 has four episodes out so far.
Also in 2020, Harry and Meghan signed a multi-year deal with Netflix for various content for the giant streamer. This accord includes documentaries, films, and programming for children as well as scripted and unscripted series. A power couple indeed, the two manage the company together from a shared work desk in their home office in Montecito.
With all the ventures and projects in the pipeline, it seems as if Meghan and Harry have intricately crafted their dream jobs they couldn’t realize as Royals. What are your thoughts regarding the company? Let us know in the comments. If this doesn’t quench your thirst for Royal stories, you can always check out The Crown streaming on Netflix.