Why The Palace Will Be Focusing On Prince Harry's New Jobs Very Closely

Although Prince Harry has stepped back from his royal duties, royal officials are still keeping a close eye on him and his new work endeavors. In January 2020, Harry and wife Meghan Markle announced that they would step back from royal duties "while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen." Since then, the couple, along with their son Archie, have settled down in Santa Barbara, Calif.

While the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are no doubt enjoying their life away from royalty, it hasn't been the smoothest journey. Constant drama has surrounded their royal departure, and it was only exacerbated by a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, in which Harry and Meghan spilled some shocking details about the royal family and why they took a step back. Despite the drama, the couple has made the best of their big transition and have even landed a number of new work opportunities, including a big Netflix deal and a Spotify podcast

Aside from their big deals, Harry also announced that he would be the new chief impact officer for BetterUp Inc., a coaching and mental health start-up. While he's looking forward to starting his new career, Buckingham Palace officials will still be keeping a close eye on his new job and responsibilities. Keep reading to learn why. 

Palace officials will watch Prince Harry 'very closely' at his new job

Though Prince Harry is about to begin a new job outside of the royal realm, royal officials will still be watching his every move. In an episode of True Royalty TV's The Royal Beat, royal expert Russell Myers sounded off on Harry's new role with BetterUp Inc. and explained why palace officials will be keeping an eye on him (via the Daily Mail).

"There is the argument that if he is 'Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex' in all the published materials for [the firm], is that trading off the royal brand which they said they wouldn't do to uphold the values of The Queen?" Myers asked rhetorically in regards to Harry's new position. "So it is very debatable at the moment. People at the palace will be watching this very, very closely." 

Aside from his initial confirmation about his job with BetterUp Inc. via The Wall Street Journal, neither Harry nor other company officials have divulged many details about the job. And although the job is unrelated to royal affairs, the palace has made it clear that they will still keep tabs on Harry and his future endeavors.