Prince Harry is really venturing out there now that he’s not a senior royal anymore. His latest job involves him being a commissioner who will fight against misinformation.
Keep scrolling for what Harry had to say about his new role…
This is pretty big news for the former senior royal!
Because we all know about the last few turbulent years he’s had, right?
Since marrying former actress, Meghan Markle, in 2018, Prince Harry has been thrown into the spotlight in ways he never imagined…
Along with Meghan, of course.
The pair have since formally stepped down from their positions within the royal family…
And they are currently residing in Los Angeles where they’re raising their son, Archie, and expecting their second child.
But they recently decided to speak out about their terrible experiences with the royal family and British press in the last few years…
To none other than Oprah Winfrey!
It’s the interview that everyone has been talking about.
Their 2-hour-long interview aired on CBS on Sunday, March 7th and viewers watched on in shock as some mind-blowing allegations were made against the monarchy.
It was claimed that senior members of the family had refused to get Meghan professional help when she was experiencing suicidal thoughts during her pregnancy with Archie.
Meghan also addressed that incident with her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton.
Headlines were made in 2018 when Meghan allegedly “made Kate cry” in a row about bridesmaids’ dresses in the days before her and Harry’s wedding – well, in her chat with Oprah, Meghan claimed that Kate was the one to make her cry.
Though she did stress that Kate had apologized and that she had “forgiven her.”
She also addressed the ongoing issues of racism within the monarchy.
Meghan claimed an unnamed senior member of the Royal family raised “concerns” about how dark Archie’s skin would be before his birth.
“In those months when I was pregnant, all around this same time, so we have in tandem the conversation of, ‘you won’t be given security, not gonna be given a title’ and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born.”
Harry then explained that he “had to get out,” though when he did he was “cut off financially” when he and Meghan needed help the most…
He also added that they’ve since been relying on his inheritance from Princess Diana.
“I was totally cut off financially. My family cut me off – if I didn’t have what my mom left me, we wouldn’t have been able to do this.”
“All I wanted to do was keep my family safe.”
Meghan then insisted that they never had any plans at first to quit the U.K – she said the intention was to “do this forever” and that she told the royal family to “use me as much as you like.”
Later in the interview, Oprah asked how the prince thinks the late Princess Diana would have felt about the rifts that drove them to step back from the royal family.
“I think she would feel very angry with how this has panned out, and very sad,” Harry said, “But ultimately, all she’d ever want is for us to be happy.”
Quite predictably, opinion was well and truly divided over the interview…
With a vast majority feeling sympathetic for Harry and Meghan over what they’ve allegedly endured in the last few years.
But on the other hand…
People have been slamming the pair for agreeing to take part in Oprah’s interview and have even been brandishing them as “liars”… including Piers Morgan, of course!
It’s undoubtedly caused a lot of drama…
And the couple have been the talk of the entire world in the last month since the interview aired.
But the one thing that many have been wondering is what exactly will the pair be doing to earn their own incomes?
When Harry mentioned they had been “cut off financially,” many began pondering over how they’ll make ends meet in the future… well, apart from the millions of dollars he’s inherited from Diana, of course.
The pair will continue with their charity work and activism…
But it seems as if Harry has landed himself a few jobs that will ensure they pay the mortgage on their $14.5 million mansion on time.
It has been confirmed that Harry is set to become the Chief Impact Officer at BetterUp – a startup company that employs therapists and executive coaches on contracts who are paired with clients to provide mental health coaching by video link through an app.
CEO Alexi Robichaux has compared the app to a life coaching Tinder for millennials to keep them happy at work, according to the Daily Mail.
Harry, who has served in the British Army but has no corporate experience, will not manage any employees…
But will be expected to appear at special company events and spend time at the company’s San Francisco for meetings once Covid restrictions are lifted.
Explaining why he has taken the job, Harry told the Wall Street Journal in a suitably corporate response:
“I intend to help create impact in people’s lives. Proactive coaching provides endless possibilities for personal development, increased awareness, and an all-around better life.”
“This is about acknowledging that it isn’t so much what is wrong with us, but more about what has happened to us over the course of life. Often because of societal barriers, financial difficulty, or stigma, too many people aren’t able to focus on their mental health until they’re forced to. I want us to move away from the idea that you have to feel broken before reaching out for help.”
Robichaux has declined to say how much the royal will be paid…
But similar roles at other California firms would command 6 or 7-figure salaries.
Not only that, but Harry is now set to become a commissioner who is set to “fight against misinformation,” his second job in the past forty-eight hours.
The Duke of Sussex is joining Aspen Institute’s new Commission on Information Disorder in Washington DC along with fourteen other notable figures including Kathryn Murdoch, the wife of Rupert Murdoch’s son James, who resigned from his father’s media empire last year.
The organization looks at all areas of US life and says its mission is to build a “free, just, and equitable society.”
However, they have previously found themselves involved in some scandals in the past few years involving money.
But their overall goal has and will always be to tackle “misinformation.”
When talking about his latest venture, Harry said this: “As I’ve said, the experience of today’s digital world has us inundated with an avalanche of misinformation, affecting our ability as individuals as well as societies to think clearly and truly understand the world we live in.”
“It’s my belief that this is a humanitarian issue and as such, it demands a multi-stakeholder response from advocacy voices, members of the media, academic researchers, and both government and civil society leaders. I’m eager to join this new Aspen commission and look forward to working on a solution-oriented approach to the information disorder crisis.”
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