Harry and Meghan’s Archewell staff spend the weekend planting flowers at a healthcare center in Los Angeles – as the couple reject Jeremy Clarkson’s apology for column about ‘publicly shaming’ the Duchess
- The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Archewell Foundation carried out a project
- Volunteers from the charity teamed up with a mission in Los Angeles
- They planted flowers outside a healthcare center in the city of LA
- Comes after Harry and Meghan statement rejecting Jeremy Clarkson’s apology
While the royal family in the UK has been left reeling by Prince Harry’s explosive claims in his memoir, the Archewell Foundation has been quietly carrying out charity work across the pond.
The charity marked the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr by teaming up with The Mission Continues Los Angeles Service Platoon for a day of service to plant flowers at a healthcare center.
The post on the Archewell website comes after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle released a statement rejecting TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson’s grovelling apology for a column in The Sun newspaper which was slammed for ‘misogyny’ and became the most complained about article to the press regulator IPSO in history.
The scathing statement from the couple did not say they accepted Clarkson’s apology, rather referred to a ‘long-standing pattern of writing articles that spread hate rhetoric’.
The Archewell Foundation teamed up with The Mission Continues Los Angeles Service Platoon this weekend to plant flowerbeds at the Watts Healthcare Medical Center in LA
Earlier this month, Prince Harry branded Clarkson’s column ‘horrific, hurtful and cruel’ in an interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby to promote his memoir Spare.
In the article, the 62-year-old presenter said he dreamed of the Duchess of Sussex being paraded through British towns and publicly shamed.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (pictured in Devember at the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Gala in New York) issued a joint statement yesterday rejecting an apology from Jeremy Clarkson after he wrote a ‘misogynistic’ column about Meghan
The Sun later apologised and said it regretted the publication of the column which last week surpassed more than 25,000 Ipso complaints.
After Clarkson yesterday confirmed he had emailed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Christmas Day to apologise personally, a spokesperson for Harry and Meghan claimed the presenter had written ‘solely to Harry’.
The statement read: ‘While a new public apology has been issued today by Mr. Clarkson, what remains to be addressed is his long standing pattern of writing articles that spread hate rhetoric, dangerous conspiracy theories, and misogyny.
‘Unless each of his other pieces were also written ‘in a hurry’, as he states, it is clear that this is not an isolated incident shared in haste, but rather a series of articles shared in hate.’
While it is unclear if Harry and Meghan were present at the service day at the medical center, a photo showed a huge number of volunteers camped out under a gazebo on the day.
Many wore covid facemasks and some held a poster with an artwork of the racial justice campaigner’s face.
The Archewell Foundation website wrote: ‘The group worked to beautify Watts Health Center with new outdoor seating, flowers and landscaping.’
The clinic was founded as a grassroots organisation in 1967 following the Watts Riots two years earlier, and now serves as a fully-functioning healthcare centre.
It is the first post on the Archewell website since January 10, when the charity posted a statement in support of Prince Harry on the day his memoir was released.
The statement read: ‘A huge congratulations to Prince Harry on the release of his memoir, Spare.
‘As your team, we are proud to stand beside you, and celebrate you as the world finally hears your story in your words. Thank you for your courage, honesty, humor, and light. You’ve inspired us all.
‘With admiration, Your staff and team at Archewell and The Private Office of The Duke & Duchess of Sussex.’
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