UPDATE: Prince Harry is taking on yet another new role after stepping away from the royal family.
On March 24, Aspen Institute announced that the Duke of Sussex has joined their team as a commissioner, helping in their battle to stop the spread of misinformation.
"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," Harry said in a statement. "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."
Prince Harry is adding to his resume once again!
E! News can confirm the Duke of Sussex is set to become the chief impact officer of coaching and mental health firm BetterUp Inc.
According to BetterUp's co-founder and CEO Alexi Robichaux, Prince Harry will expand on the work he's been doing for years as he educates the community and champions the importance of focusing on preventative mental fitness and human potential worldwide.
As for why Prince Harry wanted to be part of the Silicon Valley startup, the California resident continued to express the importance of mental health.
"I firmly believe that focusing on and prioritizing our mental fitness unlocks potential and opportunity that we never knew we had inside of us," he shared in a blog posted on Tuesday, March 23. "As the Royal Marine Commandos say, ‘It's a state of mind.' We all have it in us."
Prince Harry continued, "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."
The proud father to Archie Harrison also revealed that he has worked with a BetterUp coach in the past. His positive experience pushed him to take on a larger role with the company.
"I was matched with a truly awesome coach who has given me sound advice and a fresh perspective," Prince Harry shared. "And because we believe in strengthening our own mental fitness, our entire Archewell team also has access to BetterUp coaching."
In his new role, Prince Harry will focus on four key areas including driving advocacy and awareness and expanding BetterUp's global community.
"Self-optimization is not about fixing something that's broken. It's about becoming the best version of ourselves, with whatever life throws at us—someone who is ready for the next challenge and can meet setbacks with courage, confidence, and self-awareness," Prince Harry shared. "This is what BetterUp is making possible, and I look forward to being on this journey with you."
In addition to his work with BetterUp, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle previously inked deals with Netflix and Spotify. And last summer, E! News confirmed that the couple signed with Harry Walker Agency for speaking engagements. The pair will engage in moderated discussions and keynote speeches with trade associations, corporations and community forums, speaking on racial justice, gender equity, environmental concerns and mental health.
This story was originally published on Tue, Mar 23, 2021, 10:25 a.m.