The role of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has been questioned by GB News presenter Eamonn Holmes, following the release of their latest media project.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released an ‘impact statement’ video as part of their charity, the Archewell Foundation.
In the new 60 second montage of the royals, the video shows the couple at various engagements throughout the year, as part of their work with the Foundation.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex founded Archewell after stepping down as working royals in 2020.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle appear in a newly released video from their Archewell Foundation
The video is accompanied by their impact report for the year 2022 to 2023, which outlines the continued “mission” of Archewell.
A statement reads: “We are committed to a simple but profound mission – to show up and do good.
“Our work, especially this year, has been rooted in fostering community and remaining responsive to those in need amidst the evolving challenges we encounter in today’s world.”
Latest figures have now revealed that donations to Archewell have plunged by £8.7million ($11m) in the past year.
Reacting to the losses and the latest video, Breakfast presenter Isabel Webster asked editor of Majesty Magazine, Ingrid Seward, how the Sussexes may be feeling about the losses.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been criticised by Eamonn Holmes
Seward said: “I think they’ll especially be unhappy with the remarks in The Hollywood Reporter, because it’s like a Bible in the areas that they work in. And I think that they feel that they’ve basically been ridiculed.
“Of course, they’re still making money and it’s still successful, but it’s just such a huge drop on last year.”
Seward continued: “The problem is they’ve been ridiculed and they have become something of a joke in Harry’s adopted country. And as we all know or we’ve learned that Hollywood is very fickle and that’s the market they need in order to sell, sell themselves and sell their goodwill and sell their good works.”
Eamonn then probed: “What are they selling? If we go to the Invictus games, we know that the war wounded that Harry and and I think Meghan represent on that front, and they can do that in the UK and they can do that in the USA.
“But I think once you get to this Archewell business, I couldn’t tell you what it sells. Could you tell what it stands for?
“Just a lot of do-gooding, I don’t know. But should they not solidify and concentrate on one or two things in particular?”
Eamonn Holmes asked what the Duke and Duchess were ‘selling’ with their latest release
Seward responded: “I absolutely agree. I think no one can really tell you what Archewell exactly is trying to do, that they want to spread the word, but what word?
“It’s not very simple. And they want to do good as you say, but what kind of good do they really want to do?
“It’s not clear at all what they are trying to do and it seems to me that they don’t really know what they’re trying to do.”