Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Archewell Foundation Issues Statement Amid Delinquency Claims

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were hit with reports of their mental health-based non-profit organization, the Archewell Foundation,

Being in a state of delinquency as revealed in a letter by California Registry of Charities and Fundraisers and Attorney General of California Rob Bonta. Now, the foundation is speaking out against the claims and states that it’s currently in “good standing.”

A report by Page Six revealed the foundation was “listed as delinquent with the Registry of Charities and Fundraisers for failing to submit a required annual report(s) and/or renewal fees,” with a source telling the outlet that the foundation filed its paperwork on time with California Registry of Charities and Fundraisers, but they didn’t receive it.

People obtained the documents and further noted that the report was issued on May 3, and a new check was sent with hopes of resolving the issue in a week’s time.

“An organization that is listed as delinquent is not in good standing and is prohibited from engaging in conduct for which registration is required, including soliciting or disbursing charitable funds,” the letter read.

“The organization may also be subject to penalties, and its registration may be suspended or revoked by the Registry. Once you submit the delinquent record(s), you will be notified of the amount of any late fees that are owed.”

Archewell’s statement counters the letter from the California Registry of Charities and Fundraisers, with a spokesperson for the foundation telling E! News, “We have diligently investigated the situation and can confirm that The Archewell Foundation remains fully compliant and in good standing.

Due payments were made promptly and in accordance with the IRS’s processes and procedures. Furthermore, all necessary paperwork had been filed by the Foundation without error or wrongdoing.”

Amid the increased media attention the Archewell Foundation—as well as Harry and Markle—received regarding the delinquency report, California Governor Gavin Newsom set the record straight about the organization, noting that not only were the claims “wildly over-hyped,” but also confirmed in a speech about mental health that it was nothing more than a simple technical issue.

“I just want folks to know, not only are they in compliance, it was a technical paperwork issue that was wildly over-hyped,” he said in the speech, issued on May 14. “It was a very typical, technical issue around paperwork that persists for so many others as well. They are a celebrated organization that does great work in the state of California. I wanted to clarify that because that’s important.”

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