Wasting no time! Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced their new project — less than a week after the couple stepped down from their royal roles.
World Central Kitchen — which was founded by chef José Andrés — revealed that they would be teaming up with the pair’s nonprofit Archewell Foundation to help those in need.
“With The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s nonprofit Archewell Foundation, WCK is developing Community Relief Centers in areas of the world prone to natural disasters. The first Center in Dominica is complete & will also serve as a school kitchen! Read more at WCK.org,” World Central Kitchen posted on Instagram.
On Friday, February 19, Buckingham Palace confirmed that Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, would “not be returning as working members of the royal family.”
“Following conversations with the duke, the queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of the royal family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service,” the statement continued. “The honorary military appointments and royal patronages held by the duke and duchess will therefore be returned to Her Majesty before being redistributed among working members of the royal family.”
“While we are all saddened by their decision, the duke and duchess remain much-loved members of the family," the statement concluded.
The duo replied that they will “remain committed to their duty and service to the U.K. We can all live a life of service. Service is universal.”
Earlier this week, Meghan and Harry helped a women’s shelter in Dallas, Texas, after the winter storm caused damage across the state.
"Today the news of our damages reached Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex!" the Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support tweeted on Sunday, February 21. "Through their nonprofit, they are supporting us by replacing the roof at our transitional housing facility & helping us meet our immediate needs. THANK YOU, ARCHEWELL FOUNDATION!"
According to an insider, the pair is “disappointed” that they were stripped of their royal patronages but they “respect the decision that was reached.”