Harry and Meghan's Archewell Foundation 'current' status reinstated

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex -Credit:Getty Images for The Archewell F

Harry and Meghan's Archewell Foundation has had its status updated from "delinquent" to "current" by California's Registry of Charities and Fundraisers.

The charity faced a delinquency notice on Monday for not submitting the necessary annual reports and/or fees, with a letter dated May 3 stating that failure to comply could lead to a ban on soliciting or disbursing funds and possible suspension or revocation of registration.

However, by Tuesday, the foundation's status was rectified, with California's Department of Justice confirming that the Archewell Foundation is "current and in good standing".

A representative from the Department of Justice remarked: "After being in touch with our Registry of Charities and Fundraisers, the organisation is current and in good standing."

It is understood by PA news agency that the confusion stemmed from a payment believed to have been made but reportedly not received.

Subsequent records indicated that the required payment had indeed been made last year and was on time.

In response to the situation, the Archewell Foundation conducted an investigation and concluded that all payments were made "promptly" and paperwork was filed "without error or wrongdoing".

A spokesperson for the Archewell Foundation has confirmed: "We have diligently investigated the situation and can confirm that the Archewell Foundation remains fully compliant and in good standing."

They added: "Due payments were made promptly and in accordance with the IRS's processes and procedures."

The spokesperson also stated: "Furthermore, all necessary paperwork had been filed by the foundation without error or wrongdoing."

The Archewell Foundation, established by Harry and Meghan, is dedicated to charitable work.

Its website proclaims its aim to "show up, do good", further explaining: "We meet the moment by showing up, taking action and using our unparalleled spotlight to uplift and unite communities local and global through acts of service and compassion."

During a recent trip to Lagos, Nigeria, the couple visited Giants of Africa, a charity that leverages basketball to inspire youth.

Here, they announced a new collaboration between Giants of Africa and the Archewell Foundation.

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