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Prince Harry’s first new job since quitting royal family

Prince Harry’s first new job since quitting royal family

Prince Harry has officially arrived in California.

The Duke of Sussex has joined Silicon Valley startup BetterUp as its chief impact officer, the company revealed to CNN Business of Tuesday.

A spokesperson for Harry also confirmed the new role.

BetterUp provides mental health services to clients. According to the website, Harry is part of its leadership team, describing him as a "humanitarian, military veteran, mental wellness advocate, and environmentalist."

Harry is expected to have input into product strategy decisions and charitable contributions, and also be a mental health advocate the Wall Street Journal reported.

BetterUp has refused to disclose how much Harry would be paid.

"It's a meaningful and meaty role," CEO Alexi Robichaux told the Wall Street Journal.

The prince expanded on his reasons for joining BetterUp in a company blog post, saying he recognised a "shared passion" for helping people in Robichaux.

"What caught my attention about BetterUp was that the company's mission to unlock the potential in people everywhere necessitates innovation, impact, and integrity. Their team has been delivering on that work for years," said Harry.

Harry also said he had personally benefited from coaching provided by BetterUp.

"I've personally found working with a BetterUp coach to be invaluable. I was matched with a truly awesome coach who has given me sound advice and a fresh perspective," Harry said in the blog post.