A day after it was revealed that Prince Harry has joined forces with a mental resilience coaching firm in Silicon Valley, a second position was confirmed for the former working royal.
On Wednesday (March 24), CNN reported that the Duke of Sussex has also joined the Aspen Institute's new Commission on Information Disorder as a Commissioner. The position was also confirmed by the Commission itself on social media.
Prince Harry - who has been vocal about his concern over misinformation purported as news and the consumption of clickbait and false stories - joins 14 other commissioners as part of a six month research project into the state of 'America's misinformation and disinformation'.
Harry will join esteemed journalists like US broadcaster Katie Couric, the former director of the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Chris Krebs, the leader of civil rights organisation Colour of Change Rashad Robinson and businesswoman and academic Kathryn Murdoch, the daughter-in-law of media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
In a statement to the news outlet, Prince Harry 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.'
Original story 23/3/21: Prince Harry has accepted a job, working for a Silicon Valley startup.
The Duke of Sussex has been appointed Chief Impact Officer of BetterUp Inc, a company which offers coaching aiming to help clients 'unleash [their] personal and professional potential' through custom support, 'strengthening mental fitness' and empowering coaching, according to its website.
The royal confirmed the news in a statement to the Wall Street Journal, saying: 'I intend to help create impact in people’s lives. Proactive coaching provides endless possibilities for personal development, increased awareness, and an all-round better life.'
The publication reports that the Prince's role will include his contribution to strategy decisions, charitable contributions and advocating publicly for positive mental health - something the father-of-one has used his platform to rally for over the past several years.
The organisation, based in San Francisco, California, was founded in 2013 and according to the WSJ works with companies like Hilton, Chevron and SalesForce.
This is one of the first solo roles for Prince Harry since he and Meghan Markle decided to step back from their roles as senior working members of the royal family and become financially independent.
The couple have already established their charitable foundation Archewell and have signed deals with Netflix and Spotify to produce content for both of these platforms.
Earlier this month, the couple sat down with Oprah Winfrey for a personal and wide-ranging televised interview about their decision to step back as royals and move their family to the US, discussing how their relationship with the royal family currently stands too.
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