Prince Harry to take up role at mental health company BetterUp

The Duke of Sussex is to become chief impact officer at the US company

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020,file photo, Britain's Prince Harry arrives in the gardens of Buckingham Palace in London. Britain’s Prince Harry has written the forward for a new book aimed at the children of frontline workers who died in the COVID-19 pandemic, sharing the pain he suffered as a boy after the death of his mother, Princess Diana. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

For those asking what life looks like after stepping back from the royal family, Prince Harry has an answer – he is to become chief impact officer of coaching and mental health firm BetterUp Inc.

His new role is expected to focus on product strategy decisions and charitable contributions, as well as advocating publicly on topics related to mental health, according to the Wall Street Journal.

“I intend to help create impact in people’s lives,” Harry told the US newspaper. “Proactive coaching provides endless possibilities for personal development, increased awareness, and an all-round better life.”

This is not the first project the Duke of Sussex has undertaken with a focus on mental health – he has previously created an Apple TV+ series with Oprah Winfrey and was part of Heads Together, a mental health initiative spearheaded with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, sent shockwaves through the monarchy in January 2020 when they announced their intention to step back from royal duties and embark on a new life across the Atlantic.

Last month, Buckingham Palace announced that Harry and Meghan had made a final split with the royal family, and would not be returning as working members and would lose their patronages.

Additional reporting by Reuters