Prince Harry, Meghan Markle's Charity Declared 'Delinquent,' Barred From Spending Funds

The Archewell Foundation, the charity founded by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, has been declared delinquent by the California Registry of Charities and Fundraisers after the organization failed to pay its registration fee or submit its annual report.

A person familiar with the matter revealed to USA Today that the charity paid its registration fees with a physical check, but the state never received it. The charity has apparently sent another check, and the issue is expected to be resolved in the coming days. The charity will be barred from soliciting or disbursing funds until the issue is resolved.

According to a May 3 document obtained by Fox News that notified the Archewell Foundation that it was "delinquent," the foundation could face penalties for not complying with the state regulations. "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 organization may also be subject to penalties and its registration may be suspended or revoked by the Registry," the document reads. "Once you submit the delinquent record(s), you will be notified of the amount of any late fees that are owed."

The foundation was started in 2021 by the couple, with its website explaining that its central mission is to "show up, do good." "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," the website reads. "We believe that philanthropy is not a handout; it's a hand held. At The Archewell Foundation, we roll up our sleeves and do just that. We consciously partner with key organizations and leaders to identify immediate needs, build meaningful initiatives, and drive long-term change. We are committed to uncovering and resolving the root causes of issues, prioritizing lasting solutions over temporary fixes."

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are currently on a trip to Nigeria to raise awareness for soldiers' mental health and commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games, an international multi-sport event for wounded servicemen.

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FJ

"pay its registration fee or submit its annual report" It doesn't matter that it's a charity, Gavin is getting his.....

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