LONDON — Britain’s self-exiled Prince Harry will join the American workforce, taking up a new job at a Silicon Valley company.
Harry, 36, will become the chief impact officer at BetterUp Inc., a San Francisco-based health tech company, which offers professional and mental health coaching, a spokesperson for the Duke of Sussex confirmed to NBC News on Tuesday.
“I am really excited to be joining the BetterUp team and community! Thanks for having me,” Harry wrote in a blog post Tuesday for the company, which was founded in 2013. “I firmly believe that focusing on and prioritizing our mental fitness unlocks potential and opportunity that we never knew we had inside of us.”
Adding that he had learned in his own life “the power of transforming pain into purpose,” he urged others to “proactively take care of our minds.”
Harry also said he had been working with a BetterUp coach himself, an experience he deemed “invaluable.”
Alongside his American wife, Meghan, the couple confirmedlast month they would not be resuming their public duties as working royals in Britain, cementing their royal exit after stepping back last year — a move that stunned many.
The rift was exacerbated earlier this month after the pair gave a bombshell interview to the media mogul Oprah Winfrey, speaking about mental health, race, security and finances.
Meghan said the pressures of being under the public microscope drove her to thoughts of suicide. “I just didn’t want to be alive anymore,” she told Winfrey.