Meghan and Harry’s New Website Redirects to “Charity Fraud,” “Gold Digger,” and More

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been pranked. The couple told the press on April 6, 2020, that they would launch, a nonprofit organization. They even shared its name: Archewell. But, apparently, Harry and Meghan had not crossed all their t’s before talking to the press.

Soon after their disclosure, pranksters bought the domains the couple could have used for their foundation, like “archewellfoundation.com.” And used them to prank the dukes.

Here are the 7 fake Archewell sites and what they redirect to:

1. Archewellfoundation.com

This was the first site that appeared online.

After reading about the new Sussex’s foundation, many people went looking for the charity’s website online. And they found this site, instead: “archewellfoundation.com.”

The website redirected to Gold Digger, a 2005 Kanye West songs.

The song itself is funny and catchy.

Nonetheless, someone was not amused, and the page has now been taken down.

Status: taken down.

2. Thearchewell.foundation

This website appeared next. It redirects to the song Gaslighter, which was recently released by the Dixie Chicks.

Status: still up on April 13.

3. Archewellfoundation.org

The website originally showed this video.

“Archewellfoundation.org” featured no other than Queen Elizabeth, Harry’s grandmother.

The page originally showed a video of the Queen’s latest speech, in which she addressed the coronavirus crisis.

It was broadcast on April 6 – the same day the Sussexes told the press they were creating the Archewell charity.

On the website, the video appeared under the title: “We will meet again.”

An allusion to Harry and Meghan split from the royal family. The duo quit their jobs as royals in January and left England.

But that queenly video appeared in “Archewellfoundation.org” only until April 10. Now the page redirects to this YouTube video, which mercilessly parodies the Sussex couple.

Status: still up on April 13.

4. Archewellfoundation.uk

Screenshot of "archewellfoundation.uk" opened in a browser. The website shows an entry on charity fraud from the encyclopaedia Britannica.
At first, the visitor looking for Archewell charity landed on this page that showed an encyclopaedia’s entry on “charity fraud.” This is the screenshot of what the website looked like until April 10, 2020.

The visitor that landed on “archewellfoundation.uk” found Encyclopaedia Britannica’s article on “Charity fraud.”

Then, on April 10, the prankster changed his/her mind. And the page now redirects to Dire Strait’s music video Money for Nothing.

Status: still up on April 13.

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5. Archewellcharity.com

Announcement. White letters on blue background. It reads: "We will surrender this domain upon the immediate and safe return of Prince Henry Charles Albert David, Duke of Sussex to Her Majesty's United Kingdom:
Buckingham Palace, Westminister, London. UK.
Yours faithfully, archewellcharity@protonamil.com
On this website, the hijackers announce they will surrender the domain in return for the safe return of Prince Harry to Her Majesty, the Queen.

Since the original prank-site “archewellfoudation.com” is now down, this site popped up to take its place.

“Archewellcharity.com” at first redirected to Kanye and Jamie Foxx’s video Gold Digger.

But now the page shows an announcement saying that they will surrender the domain when Prince Harry is returned safely to the Queen of England.

And the hijackers have signed the note off giving an email address: [email protected], which may or may not be their own.

Status: still up on April 13.

6. Archewellnonprofit.com

Gold Digger’s lyric video

This website used to redirect to, you guessed it, Kanye and Jamie’s hit Gold Digger.

But now it takes you to “archewellcharity.com,” which is #5 on this list.

Status: still up on April 13.

7. Archewellfoundation.online

Screenshot of a website. The title reads, "The Hamburger Princess." Then it says "Hamburger suppers are king" followed by a picture of a half-eaten hamburger accompanied by fries on a disposable plate.

And here is the last site created by pranksters.

“Archwellfoundation.online” has a picture of a half-eaten hamburger and some fries.

The picture is titled “Hamburger Princess,” which is quite an obscure dig. That is unless you have some background information. So here it is:

In 2013, before meeting Harry, Meghan Markle shot a video for Men’s Health in which she, seductively, cooks hamburgers on a rooftop.

Status: still up on April 13.

8. Bonus: Instagram accounts

Websites were not the only target of the hijackers.

The not-fans of the Duke and Duchess have also snatched Instagram accounts that use the Archewell name:

Archewellfoundationglobal
Archewellworldwide
Archewell.global.con
Archewell2
Archewellworks
Archewellcharityglobal

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