Prince Harry has been photographed wearing Archewell merchandise for the first time after he was seen wearing a baseball cap bearing the foundation’s logo during a night out at a bar during the Invictus Games.
The Duke of Sussex wore a black hat with the white letters “A” and “W” on it to help publicize the charitable organization he runs with wife Meghan Markle when he visited the bar in The Hague to get a pint of Guinness last night.
And Harry, 37, upgraded Archewell by donning the hat while enjoying a pint of stout at O’Casey’s Irish pub, which other drinkers have suggested he may have drank as a toast to the Queen on her 96th birthday yesterday.
Neither Harry nor Meghan has ever been seen wearing any Archewell-branded merchandise, and this will raise questions about whether a full range of products could be launched to help fund the charity.
There was no indication that there would be any sort of Archewell merchandise outlet either online or physically, although fans have already suggested they would be interested in purchasing the cover.
One social media user said, “I’m going to need an Archewell hat, Haz”; While another tweeted: “Is it just me or is Archewell’s hat on Harry’s head”; A third added: “Peep the Archewell logo on the hat.”
The name ‘Archewell’ originates from the Greek word ‘arche’, meaning source of work, which also inspired the name of the couple’s three-year-old son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor on May 6.
Prince Harry wears an Archewell hat while posing with pub owner John Gulay of O’Casey Irish pub in The Hague last night
Close-up of an Archewell hat worn by Prince Harry during his trip to O’Casey’s Irish pub in The Hague last night
The name “Archewell” originates from the Greek word “arche”, meaning the source of the verb, and was given to institution
The couple also set up a similar “non-profit” organization called “Sussex Royal,” but were barred from using the word “royal” when they stepped down two years ago and moved to North America.
In July 2021, the Daily Mail revealed that Harry and Meghan faced a stumbling block after applying for the fundraising organization, Archewell Foundation, and audio broadcasting company Archewell Audio, which is protected under US corporate law.
The couple sent documents to the US Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia, claiming the only use of the term – but were told the requests needed clarification if they were to become law.
Then, earlier this month, the Mail revealed that Meghan had applied to trademark the word ‘prototypes’ – after she announced in March that her first podcast series for global music giant Spotify would be called Prototypes. .
The application covers the use of the word ‘archetypes’, derived from the ancient Greek and first entering the English language around the 1540s, ‘in the areas of cultural treatment of women and stereotypes facing women’.
The application was submitted by Archewell Audio, one of a complex network of 11 companies founded by Harry and Meghan and headquartered in the Delaware tax haven. It could mean that they own the brand instead of Spotify.
Prince Harry speaks on stage during the Invictus Games in The Hague, Netherlands today
Harry, who is being followed by the Netflix crew, leaves his golf carts after watching weightlifting at games yesterday
Prince Harry and Meghan visit the volleyball department while seated at the fifth edition of the Invictus Games in The Hague on April 17
It comes as the Duke of Sussex and the Duke of Cambridge faced questions this week about Harry’s controversial comments about ensuring the Queen’s protection and his apparent contempt for the Prince of Wales.
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Prince Harry speaks on stage at today’s reveal of the host city for the Invictus Games 2025 and says it will be in North America
Prince Harry revealed today that the 2025 Invictus Games will be in Vancouver and Whistler in Canada.
The Duke of Sussex has revealed the location of the 2025 event on the final day of the Games in The Hague.
He founded Invictus Games to help rehabilitate wounded and sick military and veterans around the world, by giving them the challenge of competing in sporting events similar to the Paralympics.
Announcing the 2025 Games website, Harry said: “Ladies and gentlemen, Invictus is back in North America and that’s a very, very good thing.”
The royal brothers, who have a tumultuous relationship, faced fallout from the Duke’s conversation with a US television network earlier this week that left some royal commentators denouncing Harry.
Harry is in the Netherlands to support his Invictus Games while his older brother William is on an official visit to the DEC headquarters in London.
And William was asked by the announcer, sir, Is the Queen in need of protection? When he left the organization’s offices with Kate, but the couple did not respond.
In his interview with NBC Today he showed that the Duke of Sussex appeared to have issued a veiled warning to those closest to the Queen saying he wanted to make sure his grandmother was “protected” and had “the right people around her”.
The Duke did not say whether he was referring to royal aides or members of his family, but his comments likely deepened his feud with his father, the Prince of Wales, his brother and bewildered palace officials.
He skipped over to ask co-presenter Hoda Kotb if he missed his father or brother, and instead said, “For me right now, I’m here focusing on these guys and giving them everything I can 120 percent to make sure they are the experience of a lifetime.
Harry was questioned after leaving a venue in The Hague, where he was watching a weightlifting event, and when he was led away on an electric cart, a reporter asked him if he had been able to wish the Queen, who turned 96 on Thursday. , ‘happy birth day’.
The Duke turned away without speaking and ignored another reporter who asked, “How do you feel about the reaction to your interview, sir?”
As the cart was towing, another journalist asked, “How will you protect the Queen, sir?” But you did not get a response.
In his NBC interview, Harry also said he did not know if he would return to the UK to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee, saying there were “security issues and everything else”.
He seemed to be committed to his immediate future for the United States, saying, “Home to me now is, you know, right now, in the United States, and it feels that way too.”
It comes just over a year after Harry and Meghan interviewed Oprah Winfrey in which they accused a member of the royal family of racism over an alleged comment about Archie’s possible skin color before he was born.