Meghan and Harry’s Archewell paid $325,000 for “strategic support” from former press secretary to Michelle Obama and former adviser to Hillary Clinton, 2021 tax returns reveal
- Archewell paid KML strategic advisors $110,000 for “strategic support” in 2021
- The company also paid a company run by a former Clinton aide $215,000 the same year.
The payments were described as for the couple to provide “strategic support” to Archewell, the foundation the couple founded while away from royal life.
Tax records obtained by DailyMail.com show that $110,000 was given to KMLSA LLC, a California-based public relations firm run by Katie McCormick Lelyveld, who served as Michelle Obama’s press secretary from 2007 to 2011.
Harry and Meghan in March 2020 on one of their last royal duties in London
Tax returns obtained by DailyMail.com show the couple’s Archewell Foundation hired Invisible Hand, run by a former Hillary Clinton adviser, and KMLSA, run by Michelle Obama’s former press secretary, to provide “strategic support” in 2021.
He founded his business in La Jolla in August 2021.
The second payment of $215,000 was given to Invisible Hand LLC, a ‘social impact agency’ headed by Genevieve Roth.
Roth previously served as an adviser to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.
His work with Archewell was informed by the daily mail in 2021.
It’s unclear if the couple continue to work with Archewell or if their work was limited to 2021.
Invisible Hand still lists Archewell among its online partners. He has also worked with the Obama Foundation.
Katie McCormick Lelyveld, center, who runs KML, worked for Michelle Obama from 2007 to 2011 as a press secretary.
First lady Michelle Obama walks with press secretary Katie McCormick Lelyveld and family dog Bo on the Ship Harbor Trail in Bar Harbor, Maine in the summer of 2010
Like the Obamas, Meghan and Harry also signed deals with Netflix and Spotify.
The couple also have a multi-book deal with Penguin Random House.
Neither has confirmed their interest in a political career, but they have spoken out on political issues like paternity leave in the past.
A source said McCormick Lelyveld’s political experience had nothing to do with why she was hired and that the couple have no political ambitions.
The second payment of $215,000 was given to Invisible Hand LLC, a ‘social impact agency’ headed by Genevieve Roth (pictured)
Roth served as an adviser to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.