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Overdue notice removed from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s charity – Entertainment News

A collection notice from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has been withdrawn.

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s Archewell foundation was warned by California’s attorney general earlier this week that it could face fines or be suspended from the state’s charity registry over unpaid fees, but it appears the case is now resolved.

A statement released by the California Department of Justice on Tuesday evening (14May24) confirmed that the arrears had been cleared and that the Archewell Foundation is “current and in good standing”.

An Archewell spokesperson added: “We have diligently investigated the situation and can confirm that The Archewell Foundation remains fully compliant and in good standing.

“Payments due were made promptly and in accordance with IRS processes and procedures. In addition, all necessary paperwork was submitted by the Foundation without errors or misconduct.”

Sources told the Daily Telegraph newspaper that Harry and Meghan were unaware there was a problem until they received the message, which was dated May 3 and initially assumed a $200 check had gone missing in the post, but they then followed the mail and found an acknowledgment of receipt. , so believe it’s just not processed.

Another check has been sent to cover the cost of Archewell’s annual registration renewal.

The original notice from the attorney general’s office listed the charity as “delinquent,” citing the Registry of Charities and Fundraisers’ “failure to file required annual reports and/or renewal fees.”

The document, obtained by People, said: “An organization listed as delinquent is not in good standing and is prohibited from engaging in conduct that requires registration, including raising or disbursing charitable funds.

“The organization may also be subject to fines and have its registration suspended or revoked by the registry. Once you submit the overdue details, you will be notified of the amount of any late fees due.”

The couple – who have five-year-old Prince Archie and two-year-old Princess Lilibet together – previously explained that the charity’s name was inspired by their eldest child.

Meghan said: “Before SussexRoyal, the idea of ​​’arche’ – the Greek word meaning ‘source of action’ – arose.

“We aligned ourselves with this concept for the charity organization we hoped to one day build, and it became the inspiration for our son’s name. To do something meaningful, to do something that matters. Archewell is a name that combines an ancient word for strength and action, and another that evokes the deep resources we all must draw from.”