The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are hosting their foundation's first in-person event

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry return to NYC for Archewell’s mental health summit

Harry and Meghan return to NYC

Greetings! The first-ever in-person event of the Archewell Foundation is being held by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in New York City on World Mental Health Day, a cause that is dear to both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Prior to that, though, Prince Harry and Meghan paid a visit to the students at Brooklyn, New York’s The Marcy Lab School.

In just one year, the school prepares young adults from underappreciated backgrounds for high-paying careers in technology, serving as an alternative to college.


Harry and Meghan surprised students
Photo: Lee Morgan for the Archewell Foundation

Back to School

When Harry and Meghan arrived at The Marcy Lab School, they said to the students, “We’re happy to be back in New York City!”

Checking out a class that started the day with mindful meditation was how they started their visit.
Faculty received funding from the Sussexes Archewell Foundation back in January.

In addition to learning how to code, students also improve their critical thinking abilities during the course.

Graduates of the program typically go on to write software for some of the fastest-growing businesses and nonprofits, earning over $100,000 annually after just one year.

Meghan’s varsity jacket

With a nod to her days as a working member of the royal family, Meghan wore a varsity jacket that the Robert Clack school students in Dagenham, East London, had given her.
Before she and the Duke made their permanent move to the US, the Duchess made one of her last royal appearances at the high school on International Women’s Day in March.

She accessorized the jacket with a black top, slim jeans, matching heels, and a classy side parting in her hair.


Time for a group photo
Photo: Lee Morgan for the Archewell Foundation

Harry and Meghan arrive at Archewell’s mental health summit

This is the second annual Word Mental Health Day Festival presented by Project Healthy Minds.

Alongside the couple at ‘The Archewell Foundation Parents’ Summit: Mental Wellness in a Digital Age’ are experts, parents, and Carson Daly of NBC, who serves on the board of Project Healthy Minds.

Parents who have lost a child and attribute it to social media are reaching out to Harry and Meghan. Some of the parents involved have been working directly with the Duke and Duchess.

“The families have been engaged with The Archewell Foundation for the past year, bolstering community and driving towards solutions,” an Archewell spokesperson stated.

“Together, they are united in their mission to share personal experiences, data, and research to ensure the same does not happen to other families.”

“At the event, Harry and Meghan will also personally appear and engage in a conversation with Surgeon General Vivek Murthy regarding the significance of mental health awareness campaigns. Project Healthy Minds board member Carson Daly will serve as the moderator for this conversation.”


Meghan and Harry happily posed for photos
Photo: Lee Morgan for the Archewell Foundation

Striving for a safer online world

Harry has previously advocated for online safety and appeared virtually at the Global Child Online Safety Toolkit hosted by the 5Rights Foundation in May of last year.

The Duke stated at the time, “My kids are too young to have experienced the online world yet and I hope that they never have to experience it as it exists now – No kid should have to.” The Duke is the father of two-year-old Lilibet and four-year-old Archie.

“My two little ones are still of the age of innocence,” he continued. Though I’m learning to know better, there are moments when I think I can protect them from the dangers they might encounter online forever.

“As parents, my wife and I are concerned about the next generation growing up in a world where they are treated as digital experiments.”

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