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Every Business Venture Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Has Launched Since Stepping Back From Royal Duties

Every Business Venture Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Has Launched Since Stepping Back From Royal Duties
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In a bold move that captured the world's attention, Meghan Markle, alongside her husband Prince Harry, stepped back from royal duties in March 2020.

This decision marked the beginning of a new chapter for the Duchess of Sussex, one filled with entrepreneurial ventures and a quest for financial independence.

Since their royal departure, Meghan has embarked on various business endeavors, each reflecting her personal interests and social values. Here's an in-depth look at the ventures that have defined Meghan's post-royal career.

#1 - Archewell Foundation

The couple's first major initiative was the establishment of the Archewell Foundation. Named with a nod to their son Archie, the foundation aims to "unleash the power of compassion to drive systemic cultural change." It serves as a platform for their philanthropic activities and creative media ventures.

#2 - Netflix and Spotify Deals

Meghan and Harry secured lucrative deals with streaming giants Netflix and Spotify.

These partnerships allow them to produce content that resonates with their values, including the well-received docuseries "Harry & Meghan" and the podcast "Archetypes," which explores the stereotypes that hold women back.

#3 - American Riviera Orchard

In March 2024, Meghan announced her latest venture, American Riviera Orchard, a lifestyle brand offering a range of products from cookbooks to tableware.

This marked her return to social media and a revival of her interest in lifestyle branding, reminiscent of her pre-royal blog, The Tig.

#4 - Investment and Collaboration

Meghan has also ventured into the investment world, backing a startup that aligns with her interest in wellness and sustainable living. Additionally, she continues her work with charities like Mayhew and Smart Works Charity, supporting animal welfare and providing professional attire for women seeking employment opportunities.

Throughout these ventures, Meghan has faced both praise and criticism.

One commentator remarked, "Of all the things the world might need right now, it isn't another aspirational lifestyle blog from someone incredibly wealthy, fresh from their mansion."

Yet, supporters laud her for using her platform to advocate for social issues and empower women.

As Meghan continues to build her brand and influence, it's clear that her post-royal life is about carving out a legacy that transcends her title, one that is firmly rooted in her passions and the desire to make a positive impact on the world.