Mikhaila FrielFri, 26 March 2021, 5:01 pm
- Prince Harry has an impressive royal résumé.
- Harry’s latest work project involves advocating for mental health at BetterUp.
- Previously, he served in the military and launched his own charities as a senior working royal.
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Prince Harry has taken on two new jobs in the past week.
San Francisco-based mental health startup BetterUp announced on Wednesday that the Duke of Sussex had joined the company as a Chief Impact Officer – a role that will focus on product strategy decisions, charitable contributions, and mental health advocacy.
The following day, Harry confirmed he had become a part-time commissioner for The Aspen Institute’s six-month study on disinformation and misinformation in the US.
Harry’s new roles are strikingly different from his royal career. The duke was previously a full-time working royal, meaning he undertook charity work and royal tours on behalf of the Queen.
Here’s the prince’s entire résumé.
2004-2015: Prince Harry spent a decade in the armed forces and launched a sporting tournament for injured and wounded soldiers
After graduating from Eton College in 2003, Prince Harry took a gap year, where he spent time in Australia and Southern Africa.
In September 2004 he passed the qualification required to train at Sandhurst, a prestigious military academy that has been attended by royals from around the world, including Prince Michael of Kent and Harry’s brother Prince William.
He began his 44-week training course in May 2005, which allowed him to join the Blues and Royals regiment of the British Army in 2006.
He went on to serve two tours of Afghanistan, and worked his way through the ranks; being promoted to Lieutenant in 2008, and Captain in 2011, according to the royal website.
Harry also kept up with his charity work throughout his time in the military. He co-founded the charity Sentebale in 2006 with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho to support vulnerable children in Lesotho, and launched The Royal Foundation with Prince William in 2009.
Although the duke left the army in 2015, he continues to work closely with servicemen, women, and veterans through The Invictus Games, which he created in 2014.
The tournament, which was first held in London in 2014, allows injured or wounded army personnel to compete against one another in various sports. It has since taken place in locations throughout the world, including Orlando and Toronto.
The next Invictus Games will be held at The Hague in 2022.
2016-2017: Royal duties and Heads Together
Following his departure from the military, the Duke of Sussex became a full-time working member of the royal family. His new role involved representing the Queen at official charity events and royal ceremonies in the UK and across the world.
One of his first major projects was the Heads Together campaign, which he launched with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2016 to end the stigma surrounding mental health.
The following year, Harry announced the campaign had partnered with the Ministry of Defence to improve the mental health of current and former armed forces personnel.https://www.youtube.com/embed/NfGosTDPH_E
“It isn’t just about the vital work to challenge the stigma surrounding mental health in our armed forces. It is about showing everyone the amazing advantages we will all enjoy from training our minds as well as our bodies,” Harry said in a speech announcing the partnership.
2018-2020: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex undertook 3 royal tours on behalf of the Queen before announcing their resignation
After Prince Harry married Meghan Markle in May 2018, the couple represented the monarchy at royal engagements both in the UK and across the world.
They embarked on their first joint tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga, and New Zealand in October 2018.
The 16-day tour involved public walkabouts, private engagements focused on youth leadership, and private receptions with world leaders.
The couple also toured Morocco in February 2019, and Africa in October 2019.
The Sussexes worked closely with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during this period. In May 2019, the couples teamed up to launch Shout, a mental health textline service.
The two couples worked on the project secretly for six months – going behind-the-scenes and meeting volunteers for the program – before launching the service.
However, just a month later the Sussexes announced plans to resign from The Royal Foundation.
The couple announced their “step back” from their senior royal duties in January 2020. They completed a final round of royal engagements across the UK before their resignation was finalized on March 31, 2020.
2020-2021: Archewell, Netflix, and post-royal opportunities
In April 2020 Harry and Markle announced plans to launch their non-profit, Archewell, named after their son Archie.
The charity is currently working in partnership with various organizations to “uplift and unite communities.” In March, the Archewell website encouraged the public to celebrate International Women’s Day with acts of compassion in their everyday lives.
They launched a podcast, Archewell Audio, for Spotify in December. At the time of writing, couple have released one episode, a holiday special, which featured celebrity guests including James Corden and Sir Elton John.
Harry’s latest work projects, which involve advocating for mental health at BetterUp and fighting misinformation with The Aspen Institute, are among his first solo projects since arriving in the US.
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