Meghan Markle and Prince Harry just made a major change to their Archewell website, as they have removed a photo of his late mother Princess Diana.
When they launched the website back in December, Meghan and Harry included two childhood photos with their mothers.
“I am my mother’s son. And I am our son’s mother. Together we bring you Archewell,” a letter from the couple read at the time, according to US Weekly. “We believe in the best of humanity. Because we have seen the best of humanity. We have experienced compassion and kindness, From our mothers and strangers alike.”
The photos of Diana and Doria Ragland, Meghan’s mother, have been replaced by a pic of the couple doing charity work for Baby2Baby in Los Angeles last year amid COVID-19.
“Compassion in Action,” the updated homepage statement reads. “Welcome to Archewell. Through our non-profit work, as well as creative activations, we drive systemic cultural change across all communities, one act of compassion at a time.”
This comes less than two weeks after Queen Elizabeth II released a statement confirming that Harry and Meghan have made their royal step down permanent.
“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 queen said. “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 embers of the family,” she added.
Harry and Meghan immediately fired back in a statement of their own, saying, “As evidenced by their work over the past year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex remain committed to their duty and service to the U.K. and around the world and have offered their continued support to the organizations they have represented regardless of official role. We can all live a life of service. Service is universal.”
A source then said that Meghan and Harry “finally feel free” after making their royal step back official and feel like “they have so much to look forward to.”
“Obviously, they’ll lose royal patronages, but understand that they can’t have it both ways. And from their point of view, it’s not the end of the world,” the source said. “They’ve already made their mark in the U.S. and will continue being philanthropists, working with charities that are close to their heart — veterans, mental health, homelessness, Black Lives Matter and more.”