Amid the ongoing rift between them and the Royal Family, the Sussexes showed their philanthropic side by giving away $1 million through their Archewell Foundation.
According to the Dailymail, Harry and Meghan remained at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor during the period of mourning and attended the funeral at Westminster Abbey, which was followed by the committal service at St. George's Chapel in Windsor. The Sussexes have been in the UK since the Queen passed away on September 8 at Balmoral.
The fab four reunite
Royal fans were moved to see Harry and Meghan appear in Windsor two days after the Queen died away to express their gratitude to well-wishers for their condolences. They were joined by the Prince and Princess of Wales - who make up the Fab Four of the Royal Family, which apparently eradicates any rumors of a royal estrangement.
Harry was also given permission by King Charles to participate in a Vigil of Princes in Westminster Hall, where the Queen's casket was lying in state, while still wearing his military uniform despite the fact that he was no longer a working royal.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have reportedly returned to their life in California, where they manage the Archewell Foundation from their residence.
Harry and Meghan's Archewell Foundation project
According to PEOPLE, in a project ‘inspired by the Duchess' Archetypes podcast,’ Harry and Meghan recently announced their plans to contribute $1 million to American women in need through their Archewell Foundation.
The VING Project and Harry and Meghan's charitable Archewell Foundation have partnered to give $1,000 awards to women around the US who have been recognized for inspiring others by teens between the ages of 14 and 18.
The motivation for the trip came from Meghan's podcast, Archetypes, which each week features a female celebrity guest for a talk. They explore how their gender, color, and background have led to prejudices about them and how they have been able to overcome these stereotypes during the debate.
When discussing the project, Meghan said it's her joy to support women: 'Two things that bring me great joy are supporting women, and the spirit of giving.'
'With the return of Archetypes, Archewell Foundation and VING have come together to create the perfect combination of these loves. By donating $1 million in grants to women in need, our hope is not only to provide support where it may be felt deepest but also to empower young adults to embrace the gift of giving at an early age.'
The Duchess said she was 'proud of this partnership' and expected good results from the donation:
'I'm very proud of this partnership and the good we hope to see come from it.'
According to the Dailymail, candidates for a $1,000 award must be US citizens and cannot be the nominee's direct or extended family.
Since the Queen's royal burial on September 19, the Duke and Duchess have not yet announced a charitable initiative. The pair has started various charitable projects through the Archewell Foundation since leaving the Royal Family in early 2020 and relocating to California, and Meghan has also started her successful podcast series.
Harry and Meghan disclosed they work on the charity while seated back to back in their home office during an interview with The Cut in August.
The Duke told the newspaper that working with his wife seemed ‘natural and normal.’