Harry and Meghan’s Archewell charity found delinquent over unpaid fees and unable to fundraise

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Archwell Foundation has been found guilty of unpaid fees and warned it faces fines or suspension.

The late notice was sent by California Attorney General Rob Bonta for failing to file his annual reports and renewal fees. As noted on the California Department of Justice website, a notice is sent to an organization if it does not submit complete records for each fiscal year.

The Sussexes’ foundation was created after they stepped down as senior royals and moved to the United States in March 2020.

Offending charities are ordered to stop fundraising, may face sanctions or have their registration suspended or revoked.

According to a letter seen by Page sixthe memo adds: “An organization listed as delinquent is not in good standing and is prohibited from engaging in conduct for which registration is required, including solicitation or disbursement of charitable funds.” »

The couple’s organization has not submitted its annual records or renewal fees (AFP via Getty Images)

Although the couple has yet to publicly respond to the report, according to the Telegraph “a check for the money was sent but never arrived.” A second check has now been sent to settle the matter within a few days, the newspaper adds.

Named in honor of their son Archie, now five, the couple said the foundation’s main aim was “simply to do good”. Their mission statement reads: “We respond to the moment by showing up, taking action, and using our unparalleled spotlight to uplift and unite communities, both local and global, online and offline. »

The organisation’s 2021 filing, submitted last February, revealed it had raised $13m (£10.3m) from benefactors, while it distributed $3m in grants.

The following year, they suffered an $11 million drop in donations, with only $2 million in charitable donations received.

Harry and Meghan spent the last three days on tour in Nigeria (Getty Images for L’Archewell F)

News of the filing comes after the couple spent three days on tour in Nigeria, where they announced the expansion of their partnership between their foundation and the GEANCO Foundation in Abuka. The initiative, which provides menstrual health products and education to women, will now include mental health resources and training for young men and women.

Before heading to the West African country, Harry traveled to London to attend a ceremony celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games, but was snubbed by King Charles.

Although father and son are within a few miles of each other in the capital, the 75-year-old monarch attended a garden tea party and was reportedly “too busy” for a visit.

“It’s all very sad,” a friend of the king is said to have said. The temperature. “While he wasn’t going to roll out the red carpet when this Invictus trip was announced, with doctors advising him to focus on his treatment and recovery, the idea that he refused to find space in his schedule… Well, let’s just say that memories can vary once again.

The Independent attempted to contact Archewell for comment.

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News Source : www.independent.co.uk


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