DM: Prince Harry ‘gets a real job’ with a ‘woke job title’ & millions of dollars

HRH Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex attends the twelfth annual Lord Mayor?Äôs Big Curry Lunch in aid of the three National Service Charities: ABF The Soldiers?Äô Charity, the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

Prince Harry got another job, as we discussed yesterday. He has taken the position of Chief Impact Officer for Better Up, a billion-dollar Silicon Valley outfit focused on life-coaching and mental health, with a focus on corporate accessibility. Harry told the Wall Street Journal that he has the Better Up app and he’s used the services and found them helpful. Better Up’s CEO Alexi Robinchaux “wouldn’t reveal the specifics of what the royal will do for the company nor how much he’s being compensated” but the CEO said Harry will have “a meaningful and meaty role.” Harry is “expected to have a say on product strategy decisions and charitable contributions” and he plans to be on hand for meetings in San Francisco and “be a special guest at events,” which sounds like a natural fit for a charismatic people-person royal prince. Harry also wrote a blog post for Better Up’s site called “Why I’m Joining BetterUp.” Some highlights from the post:

First of all, I am really excited to be joining the BetterUp team and community! Thanks for having me. I firmly believe that focusing on and prioritising our mental fitness unlocks potential and opportunity that we never knew we had inside of us. As the Royal Marine Commandos say, ‘It’s a state of mind.’ We all have it in us.

Being attuned with your mind, and having a support structure around you, are critical to finding your own version of peak performance. What I’ve learned in my own life is the power of transforming pain into purpose. During my decade in the military, I learned that we don’t just need to build physical resilience, but also mental resilience. And in the years since, my understanding of what resilience means — and how we can build it — has been shaped by the thousands of people and experts I’ve been fortunate to meet and learn from.

I’ve personally found working with a BetterUp coach to be invaluable. I was matched with a truly awesome coach who has given me sound advice and a fresh perspective. And because we believe in strengthening our own mental fitness, our entire Archewell team also has access to BetterUp coaching. As BetterUp’s first Chief Impact Officer, my goal is to lift up critical dialogues around mental health, build supportive and compassionate communities, and foster an environment for honest and vulnerable conversations. And my hope is to help people develop their inner strength, resilience, and confidence.

[From Better Up blog]

The rest of the piece is Harry setting out his own goals for the company and it definitely feels a bit heavy on the self-help/self-actualization buzzwords, but so be it. That’s who Harry is and that’s who Meghan is too. I felt Harry leaning heavily into his military background as well, and it struck me that even without the royal title, many of these billion-dollar companies would probably love to have a charismatic veteran (who served in war) in their corporate ranks, plus Harry’s invaluable background as a public figure ensures that he will be very good at the glad-handing, customer-facing and investor-facing part of the job.

Meanwhile, Salty White Folk Isle’s favorite news outlet, the Daily Mail, made this story their top story online for many hours. Their headline: “Harry gets a real job: Duke to become ‘Chief Impact Officer’ for $1.73billion San Francisco-based mental health coaching start-up Better Up that works with US giants from Hilton to Chevron.” The Mail’s “PR guru” Mark Bukowski claims that Harry is likely being paid a six or seven-figure salary, probably with benefits and all kinds of bonus structures too. Bukowski got salty about all of it:

‘He’s got this woke job title of Chief Impact Officer and today’s announcement has done just that for the company, had a huge impact. This announcement is worth millions to this startup in free publicity and if he’s done a good deal with a salary as well as shares in the business, it will probably make millions for Harry too. He could never have done this deal if he was still a working member of the Royal Family. They’ve announced the job just after the Oprah interview, amid an outpouring of support for the couple in the US. They’re on a crest of a wave there. If the company is as good as Harry says, it is a smart move. But if it’s a pile of poop, he won’t have too many more chances to cash in. If people weren’t clear on Harry and Meghan’s business strategy, they should be now.’

[From The Daily Mail]

“But if it’s a pile of poop, he won’t have too many more chances to cash in.” Harry and Meghan are laughing as they sit atop a pile of money from Netflix, Spotify and now Better Up. They can literally go anywhere and do anything.

HRH Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex closing the car door following his attendance at the twelfth annual Lord Mayor?Äôs Big Curry Lunch in aid of the three National Service Charities: ABF The Soldiers?Äô Charity, the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity a

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  1. Izzy says:

    Peter Hunt’s shady Tweet made me laugh

    • JT says:

      His tweets about the royals are all pretty shady and I love it. He seems like he’s more critical of them than the rest. Some of his tweets even point out the hypocrisy of the RF in regards to H&M.

      • Becks1 says:

        He’s definitely shady about the RRs and the royal family, and I think its hilarious when some of the RRs, like Dickie Arbiter or Chris Ship, engage with him and try to make him see “reason” and he’s like, do you hear yourself? lol

      • Mila says:

        He is honestly what a real royal reporter should be he’s got to sycophantic but also not outrage churning falsely critical. He is balanced and tuned into real life and looks and reflects on how what the Royals do compares to its real life reality.

      • Amy Bee says:

        I think it’s really refreshing to see a former royal correspondent be objective and abandon the deference to the Queen and the Royal Family. Many of the former correspondents/reporters continue to be sycophants. Maybe they think if they continue to show deference to the Royal Family they will still get invited to Royal receptions.

    • Bibi says:

      Exactly ehat I was thinking lol DM’s collateral trash the trapped royals lol

      • BothSidesNow says:

        I loved his dig about an external investigation regarding bullying but not racism. Spot on!!

    • That was terrific: If Harry has a REAL job, what does that say about The Firm? Oh yeah, that’s duty, that’s public service (to themselves). Also, KAISER —- I love the reference to the UK as the ‘Salty White Folks Isle’.

    • Christine says:

      This whole article makes me laugh. If there was any indication of how out of touch Salty White Folk Isles are, this is it. They are punching at the air, and hoping Harry says, “Right-o, I see now how I am very wrong. I need my binky and blanket and my childhood bedroom at [wherever the f-ck Harry and Wills think of as home].”

      The man is in love, and happy, and fully funding his life, and he very clearly believes that “home” is with Meghan, and Archie, and the soon to be second child. WHAT do they actually want from him? From here, it looks like they want him miserable, for the rest of his life.

  2. Chaine says:

    It never fails to confound me how the British press was all like “Harry and Meghan are spending so much public money, it’s a scandal” and now they’re like “Harry and Meghan are making their own money and paying for themselves, it’s a scandal!”

    • (The OG) Jan90067 says:

      It KILLS them (esp. William) that H&M landed not only on their feet, but on their feet wearing shoes with *extremely* padded insoles! I hope it gnaws on them all, for a *very* long time.

      Coulda had a bad-b*tch couple. But-cha threw ‘em away. Tsk Tsk.

      • My Two Cents says:

        yes, and especially hearing all the positive things being said about Harry, his accomplishments, how honored they are to have him. it must really hurt The Other Brother.

      • booboocita says:

        Could have had the newest and greatest power couple on earth. Too late. Too bad.

        *chuckles quietly*

      • MA says:

        It’s weird that some of them seem genuinely surprised. Like they actually expected them to be living in a shack and selling plates with their faces on them. They try to ridicule everything the Sussexes do but I see they’re still in denial that they’re global superstars and everyone wants to work with them.

      • Missskitttin says:

        Especially when the family they left behind are all living on the dole. Now the RF and the DM lies are definitely nonsensical. Their continued criticiques look more like the lies that they are and in turn make them look really bad. Their PR moves fell on their face…

  3. LaraW” says:

    Why is “woke” always used as a pejorative in the UK press?

    Also I may have missed some kind of cultural shift in the US, but I don’t think(?) it’s used with the same degree of absolute disdain as I see in the UK tabloids.

    As for “bonuses” — two words: stock options (assuming they IPO).

    • GrnieWnie says:

      probably because it’s an African-American term, really. Comes from that culture.

    • Mich says:

      The pejorative started in the US (it replaced “virtue signaling”…which replaced “politically correct”).

      If you follow British politics, you will see an increasing influx of messaging migrating in from America. Yammering on incoherently about “free speech” is now a big deal. Brexiteer gammons call into radio shows to bitch about “federalism” clearly having no idea what it means. Etc.

      I would LOVE for someone to do some digging about who is behind the clear coordination of right wing messaging on both sides of the Atlantic. I’m also curious if some of the buzzwords are appearing in non-English speaking countries with strong right wing elements.

      • LaraW" says:

        It’s interesting you bring up the term “politically correct” because I always thought of it as a net neutral phrase, i.e. it was used by both sides in so many different contexts, both as condemnation and positively, to make people aware of the effects of perpetuating racial/gendered/differently abled stereotypes and slurs.

        I always got a similar impression of the use of “woke.” It can be used as a compliment or an insult; the UK tabloids seem to use it exclusively as an insult.

        Then again, I also live under a rock and only surface when I have time to breathe, so I’m not a great gauge of current culture aside from the snippets I pick up here and there.

      • Mich says:

        @LaraW

        Both terms started out as positive. Then they were hijacked by the right wing and became insults.

      • LaraW" says:

        Is it perverse of me to say that if something is hijacked by the right to the extent it becomes an insult, then I take it as a sign that the original meaning and intent it communicated was successful?

        I had a history teacher who often said progress is marked by three steps forward, followed by a reactionary response, then settling into a new norm with a net of two steps gained.

      • booboocita says:

        @mich – Rupert Murdoch. He owns News Corp., which runs Faux News in the USA, and Sky TV, the London Times, the Sun, and the Mirror (not sure about that last one) in the UK. The Daily Mail has always been a cesspool, and while they’re not owned by Murdoch, they’re happy to take their cues from him.

        The man is in his 90s; I have to admit, I’m wondering what happens after he dies. There have been some rumblings and rumors that Lachlan and the other son who run the day-to-day of News Corp. want to take the company in a different direction. Hmmmmm … One can only hope.

    • Cate says:

      Having lived in Silicon Valley for almost 10 yrs, I do hope Harry is not counting on an IPO bonanza (and with all the other deals they have going he’s probably not). A more realistic best case might be that the company gets bought by a big healthcare entity and he’ll get a nice (but not eye-watering) payout from that. But in the meantime, I hope he’s happy with the compensation he’s getting right now, because there is a good chance they’ll go bust or stagnate and go nowhere (even if they are a good company, it’s just what often happens).

      • Mich says:

        The company is almost 10 years old, has a valuation of $1.7B, and a slew of blue chip clients. I don’t think it is any danger of going bust.

      • MsIam says:

        It sounds like this may be pitched as part of a corporate EAP type program and not just being sold to individuals. So they are not like a typical startup seeing as they already have some corporate clients. Plus some people are not comfortable with or may not want to seek out a traditional therapist so this may be right up their alley. It has potential because after this year, mental health is a huge issue world wide.

      • LaraW" says:

        I totally understand what you mean by a lot of Silicon Valley IPOs just petering out, but there are a lot of examples out there that, while the IPO doesn’t bring insta-wealth, it’s still a really nice bonus and over time, provides a tidy sum.

      • lulubrown says:

        Just because you live somewhere doesn’t make you an expert on a particular business. That company has been around 10 years before Harry decided to join. Darn, why so negative? How about congratulations. That’s what most people say when someone gets a new job or something exciting happens in their life.

      • MaryContrary says:

        They already have big name, corporate clients. They’ll be fine.

    • Lemons says:

      Racism. It’s always racism.

      It came from Black people. Now that Black people are “woke” à la Get Out, salty white people are mad about it and upset they can’t be politically incorrect and “funny” anymore. Now, it’s somehow uncool to be “woke” which is literally just demanding human rights, civil rights, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, economic rights and being a good person.

      That’s all there is to it.

      • LaraW" says:

        I can’t get out of my head that story about Will and Kate planning on a trip to NYC and the east coast – “Diana territory” as the article called it. Stating that the couple would demonstrate “service without wokeness” or something along those lines. I couldn’t get over the way they used woke, as though completely disavowing wokeness was something to be proud of, like it made them “better” at demonstrating the concept of service than H&M. It just… the mind boggled.

      • lanne says:

        LaraW, I think that was a feeler story by the Middletons about “Diana territory” of the east coast. Even still, Diana helps Harry, not William. The only places where the “service without wokeness” label would fly would be in the American midwest (think Kansas and Nebraska and Oklahoma) and some parts of the south (the city exurbs, not the cities themselves, wich are laregly black, immigrant, and liberal). I took that story to show how completely out of touch the Middletons are when it comes to knowing about America. I think there would be protests against the Cambridges if they showed up in NYC. If they came to Atlanta I would attend the protests myself with big ole signs. The USA is NOT cambridge territory, unless they want to be hosted at Mar a Lago, or hosted by right wing politicians, which would likely play EXTREMELY POORLY in most of the Commonwealth, with the racism and xenophobia that the Republicans have doubled down on.

      • QwietStorm says:

        @LaraW and @Ianne: Must agree with you. My reaction to that article about the Cambridges visiting “Diana territory” was a loud guffaw. I know there are fans of W+K in the states but I believe they are few and far between. I feel there would likely be very few to turn up at the airport to welcome them, or anywhere they may visit. Also regarding “Diana territory,” she was supposed to have been planning to purchase a home in Malibu, although I can’t remember whose house that was.

        If this was a Middleton prop-up story, they’re trying pretty hard to impress William. Perhaps they have their eyes on an earldom for Michael, so that Carole becomes a countess, James a viscount, and a “Lady” Pippa Matthews. Carole seems a dedicated climber. She should instill some of her work ethic into her kids.

      • morrigan01 says:

        Yeah, what @lanne said.

        This Middletons and the Cambridges don’t know the USA at all if they think they’ll be welcomed on the East Coast, especially NYC, simply because Diana was. They won’t be, at all. If they’re aren’t protests, then they will be completely ignored.

        They should try Mar a Lago, or other places where the Right-Wing hang out, correct. Because they are just setting themselves up to flop if they try NYC.

      • booboocita says:

        Cheeto would purely LURVE to host W+K at Mar-a-Lago, for sure. It would get him the press attention he’s sadly lacking, and allow him an opportunity to talk about how “nasty” Meghan was to him (not that he needs an excuse). And that’s why W+K will stay far, far away from Cheeto, because no one needs an excuse to compare Meghan favorably to Ofwilliam. And in any case, any visit to Cheeto’s domain would come with a requirement to praise him to the skies, and I doubt W+K would be up for that.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Lanne I said the exact same thing when this story first came out. The Cambridges would not be warmly welcomed in NYC or DC. They could go to Trump country if they want to visit the US…that’s where their American supporters reside. Not on “Diana’s East Coast.” That’s firmly Sussex Territory : )

      • Lorelei says:

        (Also, if they did come to NYC and there was a protest, I would go to it!)

    • Agree LARAW (comment 3 above). I’d rather live my life [a]woke than asleep at the wheel. As for Harry: A salary, benefits, and stock options versus Royals’ hidden, off-shore accounts, multiple sets of books, and ability to red line or alter anything they don’t like in legislation that impacts their $$ before the legislation becomes law.

      Which is the more NOBLE route? 💁🏻‍♀️

    • Abby says:

      I am confused about them using “woke” in this context. It doesn’t make any sense. I think of “woke” in terms of understanding racial issues, maybe climate change on some level? Another word like “trendy” would have been better than “woke” because Chief Impact Officer is the kind of title I think trendy/hip/cutting edge startups give their executives.

    • Shayna says:

      because the term was made popular by tumblr sjws

    • bananapanda says:

      In the UK “woke” is a way of putting down any of these “new” ideas about cultural awareness, mental health, racial justice, gender equality, sexual harassment issues, etc. that they think are fads. The UK is SO far behind on this and mental health.

      I love that Harry is leaning into Mental Health Issues. He lost his mother at age 12 and served two tours in Afghanistan and has surely lost classmates from Sandhurst. Nevermind the unsettling discovery that your so-called friends and/or family have revealed their true selves and rejected your biracial wife.

      In 2005 England crashed out of the World Cup early and the sports commentators were all talking about how they always play badly on the world stages (while the US punches above its weight). One person (gently) mentioned that perhaps the Team needs to bond and get their heads straight, maybe even hire a Sports Psychologist to work with the team, something very common in the US. The commentators were immediately like NO! That sounds ridiculous.

  4. JT says:

    Was Harry’s 10 years in the army not a job? Was creating the Invictus Games not a job? Is creating and running Archewell not a job? I don’t understand why people are acting as if Harry has never worked before when he has worked plenty. Last time I checked, being a prince wasn’t a real job.

    • Cecilia says:

      @JT they are upset because with every job / working opportunity the sussexes (and particularly harry) get, the chances of him coming back to the UK become even smaller. And they (tabloids and BRF) want him back. So they are hurt.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        Including any chance of hitting them below the belt, as they mention the cost of their $11M home in every article!! Why do they not mention the costs of the homes for Baldimort and Keen Karen, or the costs associated with their home upgrades?

    • Amy Bee says:

      The press was running gags that Harry would end up either a beggar in the street or working at a fast food restaurant so him getting jobs discredits the assumptions they made after he left the Royal Family. He was expected to fail and go running back to the Royal Family.

      • lanne says:

        they had already drawn political cartoons showing Harry and Meghan showing up at the palaces back door, wanting to be let in.

  5. Bettyrose says:

    Is “real job” a slur I’m not aware of? Where I come from, we consider that sign of respectability. 🤷🏻‍♀️

    • JT says:

      Yeah I’m confused. Most of the planet has a real job. When did that become a slur?

      • lanne says:

        aristocrats aren’t supposed to work–they are supposed to just live on their trusts and lands. That’s why so many aristos were really poor–needed to marry rich American daughters of robber barons for their money (the OG gold diggers) when ancestors gambled and idled away their wealth. Many lived hand to mouth instead of getting real jobs, the OG “Eurotrash” of the 20th centuries, especially those whose monarchies and aristcracies were overthrown.

      • What amazes me is most of the UK population reading this tabloid trash have REAL jobs. Do they get that the tabloids are talking trash about holding a REAL job?

      • Jaded says:

        The European aristos don’t really *work*; if they’ve managed to hang on to family money they just dabble in charitable stuff, make money by allowing tours of the family manse and faff around at parties. If they pissed their money away they become “Eurotrash” — making commercials, gambling and living off the avails of a rich spouse if they can land one.

    • ElleV says:

      they’re laying on the sarcasm pretty thick, so that headline seems designed to set up the reader to scoff at the notion that “chief impact office” is “real” work

    • Myra says:

      Apparently. Don’t be surprised if you find an article from The Atlantic dismissing earned pay over inherited wealth. Some people will insult everyone just to criticise the Sussexes.

    • Snuffles says:

      It’s probably a slur in royal and aristocratic circles. Anyone remember in Downton Abbey how Matthew said he was planning on getting a job in town and the whole family looked at him horrified and confused. They didn’t even know what a weekend was.

      • Bettyrose says:

        Dowager Countess: What is a week-end? 🤣🤣🤣

      • Ann says:

        The father on Downton Abbey had married an American for her money, to save the estate. Then he lost all the money and Matthew had to save it again with, of course, a ridiculous windfall inheritance. The Earl was such a dope. What a useless bunch of people.

  6. Sunshine says:

    The saltiness from the Fail just jumps of the page.

  7. L says:

    This is another ‘BOOM’ moment for the Sussexes!

  8. Tessa says:

    He’s a happy man!

    • bamaborn says:

      Yes …and I’m hoping he stays WOKE all the way to the bank! Those island pigs are disgusting.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        They are a truly vile bunch! You would think that given we are all suffering a pandemic and the coronavirus impact in the UK would be news, but no! It’s another day to abuse the Duke and Duchess of Sussex!
        And what about the assumption of pay and benefits? They just pull numbers out of their a$$es just to be spiteful.

  9. Emily says:

    “Woke job title”

    Okay boomer.

  10. Sofia says:

    It’s hilarious how the Fail and their ilk kept screaming “We don’t want to pay for you! Get a job!!!!” and now that they have its “how dare you!”

    As soon as they reach a goalpost, it’s moved.

  11. Lauren says:

    So bitter and so jealous. They got the fame and money and none of the stress of being senior members of the rf or hostages of the tabloids. No wonder incandescent Bill is jelly.

  12. My Two Cents says:

    They better be careful on Salty Island or they’ll burst some blood vessels with all this news! They can’t handle all this Sussex Success :-)

  13. sandy says:

    who writes “poop” in a professional newspaper? these people have lost their minds.

    • ElleV says:

      lol DM isn’t a professional newspaper, it’s a tabloid

      that said, I don’t think poop is taboo for serious(ish) journalism – take this must-read headline from the CBC

      “B.C. official uses ‘poop zamboni’ to clear goose droppings from soccer fields”

    • Mila says:

      Exactly, but then again they’re not a professional newspaper there are tabloid, it’s just embarrassing and pathetic really.

    • Lorelei says:

      @Sandy and Mila ITA. Even for the Fail, a “reporter” using the word poop in a story is absolutely ridiculous

  14. MissMarierose says:

    Abusive exes always hate it when you find happiness and success after you leave their demeaning clutches.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      Yes, they do don’t they!! I love this analogy and it’s truly fitting!! Thank you MissMarierose!!

    • Emily_C says:

      “You’ll be back, soon you’ll see
      You’ll remember you belong to me”

      The RF is likely incandescent that they can’t send a fully armed battalion after Meghan and Harry these days.

  15. IMARA219 says:

    Huh? Are they insinuating that being a “Working” Royal isn’t a real job, or are they shading the idea that being in the military for active duty isn’t a real job? Make it make sense.

    • Becks1 says:

      I think they’re just trying to demean Harry any way they can and I think in particular they’re insinuating that this job isnt a real job, but its funny bc as Peter Hunt pointed out – it reads like they’re saying the rest of the royals dont have real jobs, lol.

      • IMARA219 says:

        Oh yes most definitely but it’s a dig that doesn’t make sense because it just falls back to his “previous work experience”

    • Lizzie says:

      I think it was supposed to be a dig at the Netflix and Spotify deals?

      • IMARA219 says:

        I never guessed that this could be a dig about his Netflix and Spotify deals. Knowing now that they were going to make Meghan still act to make money it is especially cruel that the Firm would not accept a half in-half out deal.

  16. Becks1 says:

    LOL, the salty tears, I love it. Harry is doing what he wants to do and I think part of the problem is that his life path is the more interesting one, his is the one that people are going to write about in 30 years. King William will be mentioned as his brother, that’s it, lol.

    • FicklePickle says:

      Rrrrgh, no, William the Last will most DEFINITELY get a few books about how he killed the monarchy with petty jealousy and racism.

  17. Merricat says:

    Harry and Meghan have accomplished more over the past year than the remaining rf combined. Lol.

  18. Yoyo says:

    The company is worth 1.2 billion, the amount of publicity since Harry joined yesterday increased the value of the company already.
    The CEO of the company was on a morning show, as happy as a hog in clover, saying Harry was just on a conference call.
    Instead of Archie saying, drive safe, it will be poppa you can do it.
    After all the abuse, this family is thriving.

    • Cecilia says:

      That actually confused me a bit. The company is worth a billion dollars but it’s a start up? It’s also been around since 2013 and has hundreds of employees. Im not very familiar with economic term (literally hated the subject in school) so excuse my ignorance but can anybody explain?

      • Mich says:

        It clearly isn’t a start up and I’m not sure why it is being called one.

      • Yoyo says:

        From Google
        According to income tax rules, a Startup can be a company or a limited liability partnership engaged in a business which involves innovation, development or commercialization of new products , processes or services driven by technology or intellectual property.

      • Chelsea says:

        I work for a tech company that was founded around the sqme time as BetterUp and has also has some big commercial clients and it is still considered a startup(though its probably not worth 1+billion). I think in the tech worlr a company that has been around less than a decade and is still rapidly growing their consumer base is considered a startup though dont quote me on that.

        It does seem rare for a startup to be worth that much but there is a term for startups that are worth more than 1 billion, unicorn, so there are other companies in this similar position.

      • Chelsea says:

        “If the company is as good as Harry says it is”…a 2 minute google search will show you that this company just raised pver $100 million dollars in its last investment round and is estimated to be worth over $1.7 billion. If your so called “expert” cant do that basic research before talking on a subject you sbouldnt even bother.

        Also: Chiet Impact Officer are becoming more common in the tech space. One of BetterUp’s chier backers Salesforce has a Chief Impact Officer(in addition to a Chief Philanthropy Offifer) and Salesforce has been vocal on calling others in the industry to do the same. I actually work at a tech startup and while we dont have a Chief Impact Officer our company similarly pushes the idea that you should use your company for positive social impact and that thinking is becoming very common now. For instance, there are a lot of tech startups that are trying to have impact by giving their software at free or reduced costs to nonprofits, offering their employees paid time off to volunteer, donating to charities and social justice groupe, investing in minority led vendors, etc.

  19. Alexandria says:

    Lol if Harry has a real job according to the tabloids, joke’s on Britain cos what the hell do the rest of the “working” royals have?

    • BothSidesNow says:

      Yes!! How will they twist this into their narrative as “working” royals? Especially Baldimort and Keen who hasn’t produced anything of substance during their 10 year marriage?

    • Amy Bee says:

      @Alexandria: Exactly

  20. Tiffany says:

    Are they seriously upset that a man with a wife, one child and another on the way is out here getting employment to support and make sure they are adequately safe?

    I get that it is not the same as getting a entry level office job but Harry did that too and wouldn’t have a problem doing it again.

    It takes a special kind of douchebag to just want to watch someone, especially family, fail.

    Harry made mistakes, but he was never an ner do well failure.

  21. Ginger says:

    I do wonder what the haters think of Harry making some power moves this week with his work. They wanted to claim he was a hostage and wanted to go back to ribbon cutting.
    In his bio he never mentioned the RF but all of his other accomplishments. The man is done with the RF. Proud of him.

  22. TheOriginalMia says:

    Salty Island really has a problem with Harry excelling. He isn’t sitting at home, lost and missing the UK. He’s been a man about business, setting up a life for himself and his family that does not and will not include the BRF. Harry has no reason to return to the fold, regardless of the status of his marriage to Meghan. If they divorce, he still isn’t coming back. He’s establishing roots in the States and that’s where he’ll stay. I’m just so happy for him. For so many years, his dyslexia and lack of college education were used against him in comparison to the college educated Cambridges. Ha! Harry is a decorated helicopter pilot. He started up Invictus and Sentabale. Even with their successes, the Harry the dunce stories stuck. One year away from the BRF and Royal Rota and Harry has 2 positions, which are based not only on his intelligence, but his lived experiences. He & Meghan have 2 mega deals worth millions. Everyone on Salty Island, FAAFO.

  23. Veronica S. says:

    Considering what a massive PR boost he’ll be for them, I’m sure they’re paying him very well. Which, can’t blame him. Most people with that kind of celebrity are going to exploit it as they can. Not surprised the RBF is upset, though. They were probably hoping to dry them out financially so they couldn’t sustain their lifestyle and would come crawling back. Not that they aren’t massive privileged with what they have, but let’s not pretend they could drop everything and adjust to an average American lifestyle easily or safely.

    • MsIam says:

      Meghan could adjust, that’s how she grew up. Harry of the two pairs of shoes, could probably adjust as well. But chance are they won’t have to.

  24. intheknow says:

    I LOVE how Harry dropped his two new and very exciting and lucrative announcements the day after the Queen gives Baldimort the Church of Scotland or what ever that was. hahahahahahaha!! Harry’s news edged out all of Baldimort’s news.

  25. ABritGuest says:

    Well done Hazza. Hope he enjoys & does well in his post working royal life & keeps the haters seething. The rota seem upset that they are getting this week’s news secondhand. What they deserve.

    Royalists on SM seem ‘worried’ he may over extend himself. This makes me think of those reports that the Sussexes wanted to do more& particularly Harry wanted to do more projects but had a fight over resources & not overshadowing more senior royals. Sure it must be freeing that’s not a worry anymore.

    The press can’t claim the Sussexes were lazy if they are managing multiple roles going whilst raising a young family. may present an uncomfortable contrast for some publicly funded royals though..

    • lanne says:

      They should remember that Meghan did more work in 18 months than Kate has done in 10 years. And she did that work while pregnant, away from home and all that she knew, and facing a campaign againbst her both inside that family and in the media as well.

      I’ll bet Eugenie is probably team Sussex, and I wouldn’t be surprised if other royals, for all of their snobbery, aren’t proud of Harry as well. I always got the sense that he was liked more within the family than William, as much as everyone has to suck up to William

  26. Steph says:

    Harry and Meghan along with Archewelle have done more in the last week than The Other Brother and his wife have done in years. It must be so maddening for Willnot and Karen.

  27. Amy Bee says:

    Harry getting jobs threatens the justification for the Royal Family and receiving funds from the State. This why the press wanted Harry and Meghan to fail and the Royal Family tried to make their life as difficult as possible for them.

    • lanne says:

      well, now they have to justify the funds they get even more, considering that Brexit has led to a 40% drop in british exports and the decimation of entire industries. Their best bet is to start living on their own funds and drop the civil list, or at least give themselves a paycut. But I think they have asked for more money to fix the CH and BP. I wonder if any of the ratchets are going to demand that they pay for the repairs, especially as Harry and Meghan paid for Frogmore.

  28. L4frimaire says:

    Reading some of the snark online esteem this and Archewell, do these royal reporters not know how private sector jobs work? Unless it’s a publicly traded company, you don’t have to disclose executives pay, jobs aren’t for life and people move around, in fact it’s encouraged. Getting a job is about who you know as much as what you know, hence the need for networks beyond which aristocrat you went to Eton with. He is bringing attention and funding to this company so they’re getting a lot out of this collaboration. This story made my local news. This seems very much in tune with what Harry wants to do, and right now he’s got a fire lit under him.

  29. Mina_Esq says:

    Right, because a $1.75 billion dollar company clearly still doesn’t know if they have a winning strategy or if they are a “pile of poop”. They need some salty guy from Salty Isle to give his take on an industry and a market that he doesn’t understand. Eyeroll.

    P.s. maybe his new role as Top CEO can bring him closer to Kate, as they will have Top CEO stuff to discuss lol

  30. MrsRobinson says:

    Hopefully welcome to SF, Meghan (and Harry)! Looking forward to seeing their impact—the Bay Area tech world has lots of room for improvement when it comes to philanthropy—great opportunities for this pair.

  31. Valiantly Varnished says:

    So they are admitting that being a royal isn’t a real job?? Cool.

    • Robin says:

      I know! Someone better phone Kate. She’ll be so relieved. She’s spent years gurning and spawning in the hope that it isn’t a real job she’s got there.

  32. ElleE says:

    The goal is to diminish Harry and his wife to prevent them from ever garnering the international love, support and adoration that Diana had. Look at every news story with this goal in mind and it all makes sense.

    If Diana was the 19 yr old bride in 2018, the stories would be how her parents had a horrible divorce, how she lacked a university degree and she would be mocked in the press for working as a nanny and preschool teacher and her protocol-breaking wardrobe would be criticized daily. The BRF learned from its mistake: never let any family member become more loved than the Queen.

  33. Keri says:

    You know, the UK press can say what they want, but the truth is, BetterUp is thrilled to have him. The CEO is singing his praises to the BBC in the following link. Stay mad Royalists!

    https://twitter.com/c0c0am/status/1374750335676207107?s=21

    • MA says:

      The CEO was really impressive. He did a great job handling the media’s questions, even the stupid ones about salary. Must feel weird to be Prince Harry’s boss lol

  34. Gah says:

    Omg salty white folk isle.

    So my hubs is a Brit and all my family are magas so we anticipated we would move to the uk to be close to nice people but I’m not sure I can do it given the nastiness on display.

    Also- a 10 year old startup unicorn is not going to pay 7 figures for a part time role even to the likes of Harry

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Gah, there are a lot of areas in the US where you will be surrounded by progressive, forward thinking people. You should consider instead of looking around here before choosing UK. Also, I raised my eyebrows at the salary they’re tossing out. It’s possible that he has stock options if they go public, but I have no idea if that is on the company’s horizon.

    • MA says:

      I agree, Harry doesn’t need a yearly salary anyway to pay his bills, I doubt that’s something his team would’ve negotiated. I bet it’s mid 6 figures with a generous stock package

  35. Emily_C says:

    How is “Chief Impact Officer” a “woke” title? It just sounds like typical corporate speak to me.

    • FicklePickle says:

      These people make the corporate culture of major international banks of the 1960s look like a hippie commune. ‘Typical corporate speak’ is New Age gibberish to them.

  36. one of the Marys says:

    No one has addressed this comment and I’m wondering what he meant by it. assuming it’s some kind of snark but i’m not sure what the subtext is??
    “If people weren’t clear on Harry and Meghan’s business strategy, they should be now.”

  37. Jen says:

    Working in Silicon Valley with one of the more woke companies…think Google, Facebook will quickly reconcile that 7 figure sum. If Harry took anything less than 7 figures he would be selling himself woefully short.

    Middle managers in these companies can easily take home 500k in total annual compensation if you include base salary over 200k, bonus and stock options etc. So you can bet that Harry negotiated a tough, sky high settlement for this role. Don’t underestimate the type of money that flows through the valley. It is positively Monopolyesque….lol..

  38. Melissa says:

    Kudos to making things happen — but we are gonna ignore privilege here because it’s the golden child yes?

    • NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

      Harry continues to use his privilege to create a productive life for himself and his family. That’s more than can be said for the rest of his relations in UK, many of whom continue to take from the teet of the British taxpayer and monopolize British resources for no reason other than birthright. At least Harry is trying to give something back to the world. Most of his relations just take without a second thought.

    • Chelsea says:

      Lol no. The word Prince is in front of his name. He’s extremely privileged and the first to admit it; he’s talked about his privilege and the responsibility that comes with it many times. That said he’s still gotta provide for his family and their security even after his mom’s inheritance runs out so he needs a job. Luckily he found a lucrative one that aligns with his values

    • Lizzie says:

      Well probably. In the same way that every article about Will or Kate does not detail their even greater life of privilege.

  39. Harry’s news about his two new jobs is all over international media. Everything about the Cambridges news is in local British media. They cannot muster global coverage because nobody gives a hoot about them. They’re uninteresting couple. And this is what makes the Cambridges really mad, jealous, and envious.