Amid growing criticism and questions surrounding Prince Harry’s role as chief impact officer of San Francisco-based tech firm BetterUp, the prince is now facing intense scrutiny from his peers. own colleagues for his perceived lack of tangible contributions.
Hired in 2021 with a seven-figure salary, Prince Harry’s responsibilities at the company involve public speaking of personal motivations and warnings against burnout. However, recent layoffs of around 100 staff have led to skepticism about the depth of his day-to-day involvement.
Some of Harry’s colleagues have openly expressed doubts about the real impact he brings to the business. Critics range from skepticism about the substance of his role to more straightforward assessments. A colleague remarked: “Every article mentions his role at BetterUp and then roasts him and Meghan Markle. The juice is not worth it. This sentiment reflects a growing sense within the company that Harry’s contribution may not align with the inspiring mission they originally signed up for.
There is a wider feeling among some observers that Harry and Meghan are leveraging their royal titles for financial gain without taking on the corresponding responsibilities. This led to discussions about the possibility of stripping the couple of their royal titles. Public opinion seems divided, with a significant number of people backing the idea of reducing their titles to “Mr. and Mrs. Mountbatten Windsor.’ Some reports say King Charles and Prince William have expressed frustration over Harry’s revelations about the private affairs of the royal family.
Interestingly, the British Royal Family website recently made a notable change referring to Harry and Meghan as the “Earl and Countess of Dumbarton”. This change was short-lived, however, and was quickly reversed, leaving some to speculate about the intentions behind the move.
The debate over titles sparked discussions about responsibility and respect for the royal institution. Many voices are calling for parliamentary intervention to prevent the misuse of titles for profit and to safeguard the integrity of the monarchy. Some argue that titles should be revoked from those who exploit them, pointing to a broader desire to uphold the honor and status of the royal family.
As the discussion deepens, and given the ongoing controversies surrounding the couple, it remains to be seen how the Palace will address these complex and sensitive issues related to titles and responsibilities.