By Emma Dooney published
Prince Harry has been heavily criticized for his recent comments on mental health in the workplace, in which he encouraged people to resign from their employment if it doesn't bring them 'happiness'.
- Prince Harry has come under fire for his recent comments on employment and mental health, in which he endorsed quitting one's job to prioritize their mental health.
- The statements have landed the Duke of Sussex in hot water, with many people blasting him for being 'out of touch' with reality.
- In other royal news, Prince Charles and Prince Harry’s relationship at an ‘all-time low’ after barely speaking all year.
The Duke of Sussex has endorsed quitting one's job to prioritize mental health in his latest interview, prompting many people to accuse the royal heir of being 'out of touch' with reality.
Speaking with Fast Company on Monday to promote his company, Betterup, the 37-year-old shared his controversial opinions on the sensitive issue.
"A lot of the job resignations you mention aren’t all bad," he said. "Many people around the world have been stuck in jobs that didn’t bring them joy, and now they’re putting their mental health and happiness first. This is something to be celebrated."
He even called the decision to quit one's job the result of "self-awareness," in what might be a subtle reference to his own resignation from the Royal Family in January 2020. He and his wife, Meghan Markle, famously withdrew as senior royals in January 2020 to pursue a more independent lifestyle in the US, and have since been working hard to build a brand for themselves in sunny California.
In February 2021, Harry told talk show host James Corden he needed to "get out" of Britain because its press was "destroying" his mental health.
The Duke's latest comments on job resignations have ignited a fiery backlash, with many critics urging him to check his privilege before offering his opinion on such a touchy subject. Harry and Meghan currently reside in a $14 million Santa Barbara mansion and share an estimated net worth of $10 million, placing them in a far more secure financial position than the average American. He and the Duchess also hold a lucrative deal with Netflix, which has been estimated to be worth a whopping £74.5 million.
Prince Harry telling people to simply quit their job for the their mental health if they aren't happy may be the most out of touch thing he's ever said. He's right it would. But he's forgotten most of us don't inherit millions or have the luxury to stash millions fronting brandsDecember 6, 2021
oh the irony of Prince Harry saying you should quit your job if it is making you unhappy. I wish Harry, but who is going to pay the bills, the fairies?December 6, 2021
The Duke's divisive comments come shortly after it was confirmed that Meghan and Harry would stay in the US for Christmas. It's understood that the couple will remain in California with their two children for the festive holiday, where they will most likely be joined by the Duchess's mother, Doria Ragland.
Emma is a news writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life. She covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health or lifestyle story. When she's not reporting on the British monarchy and A-list celebs, you can find her whipping up vegan treats and running the roads to cheesy '90s pop music...but not at the same time, obviously.
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