How much are you paying him? Prince Harry called out by Piers Morgan after new move

Prince Harry opens up about his experience with burnout

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Prince Harry, 38, has come under fire by the outspoken broadcaster Piers Morgan, 56, after the Duke of Sussex made his first appearance of the year. The royal was joined at a panel event alongside his wife Meghan Markle and tennis champion Serena Williams.

The Duke of Sussex spoke during a virtual conference for startup venture BetterUp in his new role as a Chief Impact Officer.

Prince Harry urged firms they should “give everyone time to focus on themselves” in a candid clip.

But his message appeared to fall short with the ex-Good Morning Britain presenter who hit out at the Duke on social media today.

Taking to Twitter, Piers shared a clip via BetterUp’s official account of Prince Harry speaking about mental health.

The caption read: “Prince Harry gets it: doing Inner Work can be tough, but it’s a solid foundation to build on. And once you get all of that sorted out, everything else seems to fall into place.”

In the clip, the Duke of Sussex said: “Mental health is the pinnacle. It’s what you’re aiming for and the road towards that can be really bumpy.

“It’s called inner work for a reason.”

He continued: “It can immediately put people off thinking, ‘What! More work.’

“But the outer work gets so much easier and everything starts to fall into place.”

In view of his 7.9 million followers, Piers reacted to Harry’s latest venture.

He fumed: “How much are you lot paying him to exploit mental health to sell your life-coach packages?”

Following his tweet, social media users reacted to Piers’ comments as they praised the royal for raising awareness for mental health.


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Mike Hammersmith tweeted: “You could see it in a positive light. He’s raising awareness and making it a less taboo subject.”

Steve Watto commented: “Harry will always be a hero in the UK for his work in the forces and his charitable work. Now tackling mental health what a top guy.”

Others agreed with Piers, as @thj argued: “Mental health has become a marketing ploy.”

Kevin added: “I’m torn either way. It’s good to see that there’s have support for mental health areas. But Harry? I’m not convinced about it.”

During the panel, Prince Harry urged bosses to give time to their employees for inner work.

He also revealed he sees a BetterUp coach, who acts as a mental health mentor for individuals and businesses, every week.

The Duke joined the company in March last year as a paid employee, and was given the role of Chief Impact Officer and, as such, among his duties, there are product strategy, philanthropy, and public advocacy related to mental health.

During the panel, Harry also revealed that he has suffered from burnout and stressed the importance of finding time for self-care.

He commented: “That is when you’re forced to look inside yourself, because with everything else around you you feel is working against you, the only way you can really combat it and build resilience to your entire environment is the inner work.

“Once you start to understand how and why you react to certain people, certain situations, then you can actually gain control of those situations.”

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