Olivia BlairTue, 23 March 2021, 3:09 pm
Prince Harry has accepted a job, working for a Silicon Valley startup.
The Duke of Sussex has been appointed Chief Impact Officer of BetterUp Inc, a company which offers coaching aiming to help clients ‘unleash [their] personal and professional potential’ through custom support, ‘strengthening mental fitness’ and empowering coaching, according to its website.
The royal confirmed the news in a statement to the Wall Street Journal, saying: ‘I intend to help create impact in people’s lives. Proactive coaching provides endless possibilities for personal development, increased awareness, and an all-round better life.’
The publication reports that the Prince’s role will include his contribution to strategy decisions, charitable contributions and advocating publicly for positive mental health – something the father-of-one has used his platform to rally for over the past several years.
The organisation, based in San Francisco, California, was founded in 2013 and according to the WSJ works with companies like Hilton, Chevron and SalesForce.
This is one of the first solo roles for Prince Harry since he and Meghan Markle decided to step back from their roles as senior working members of the royal family and become financially independent.
The couple have already established their charitable foundation Archewell and have signed deals with Netflix and Spotify to produce content for both of these platforms.
Earlier this month, the couple sat down with Oprah Winfrey for a personal and wide-ranging televised interview about their decision to step back as royals and move their family to the US, discussing how their relationship with the royal family currently stands too.