Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new charity Archewell was targeted by some online trolling Wednesday.
The Archewell website, which has not been officially launched yet, redirected to a video of Kanye West’s “Gold Digger,” according to a report published by Fox News. The website has since been shut down, the outlet reported.
So Prince Harry and Meghan Markle created a foundation called Archewell, after their son Archie, but failed to register a domain name for their website. So, if you type in https://t.co/EID3vddtHl , you’ll be redirected to Kanye West’s music video for Gold Digger. This is insane! pic.twitter.com/yknmX9iCUv
— tobi r. (@xoxotobi) April 9, 2020
The royal couple only publicly announced the name of their foundation this week after the Telegraph published Monday the filing for the trademark from last month. (RELATED: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Announce Name Of New Foundation)
“Like you, our focus is on supporting efforts to tackle the global Covid-19 pandemic but faced with this information coming to light, we felt compelled to share the story of how this came to be,” the couple said in a statement at the time. “We connected to this concept for the charitable organization we hoped to build one day, and it became the inspiration for our son’s name. To do something of meaning, to do something that matters.”
I’m sorry, but this is hilarious. I don’t absolutely hate Markle like a lot of people on the internet do, but you have to be able to admit when things are funny. The royals have seemingly managed to get the situation under control, so I don’t feel too terribly bad for them.
The whole thing is just poor timing. You’d think after stepping back from their royal roles and into American life, they’d have a better PR system. I guess not.