We don’t write much about the royal family because we don’t care and we know you don’t care, but this is intriguing. Prince Harry has landed two new gigs in the space of two days. The first one, “chief impact officer,” might actually come with a salary so he, at age 36, can finally be financially independent after his family cut him off.
Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, has landed a new job title at a Silicon Valley startup. https://t.co/entaFsUyAa
— ABC News (@ABC) March 24, 2021
Harry’s job will be to “lift up critical dialogues around mental health, build supportive and compassionate communities, and foster an environment for honest and vulnerable conversations” at Silicon Valley start-up BetterUp. Good Morning America reports that he has personally worked with a BetterUp coach. Good for him.
His second gig is unpaid, but Harry will sit on a commission to look into “misinformation” in America. Will he do as good a job as the social media giants in tagging misinformation?
Prince Harry has taken up a second job in two days, this time as a commissioner for the Aspen Institute, examining the state of American misinformation and disinformation. https://t.co/50GbhwG7Ep
— The Times (@thetimes) March 24, 2021
His new position, which reflects his long battles with the media as well as his concerns about social media, was announced a day after it was revealed that he had a job as chief impact officer at a Silicon Valley start-up.
Harry will join 14 other commissioners, including the former world chess champion Garry Kasparov, and three co-chairmen and women in a six-month study by the Aspen Institute on the state of American misinformation and disinformation. The posts are unpaid. The study is being funded by Craig Newmark, the billionaire entrepreneur who founded the website Craigslist.
How will he juggle it all?
How many days a year I wonder between the two. 30?
— Nick Anthony (@NickAnt12345) March 24, 2021
Is he going to begin with his and wife's Oprah interview?
— Gatsby (@Helpusall10) March 24, 2021
He should do very well at this role given the crap spread in the recent interview. Does he have any qualifications to do this, incidentally or just personal knowledge?
— Ned (@nedeye) March 24, 2021
Perhaps he could start with the porkies told by the Duchess?
— Anthony Beal (@AnthonyBeal1) March 24, 2021
Misinformation!! The irony is too much having just been proven to have spread misinformation on their Oprah interview ??♂️
— Jay (@every1calmdown5) March 24, 2021
— Enna R (@EnnaRehcra) March 24, 2021
He could start by examining the misinformation in Oprah interviews, you know like saying you got married in a garden before the actual wedding.
— njpart (@njpart) March 24, 2021
And what does a British prince know about American misinformation?
— Brenda Williams (@brenmw61) March 24, 2021
Thank god he is heading off into obscurity finally.
— Snooty McCurtain (@MccurtainSnooty) March 24, 2021
Fortunately, he’ll suck at this job and we’ll be left alone.
Jen Psaki says the White House believes it took ‘courage’ for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to share their struggles with Oprah https://t.co/ltphWaQUvN
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 9, 2021