By Emma Dooney
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have added another job to their already impressive résumés—banking.
- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have landed a new job at an investment bank, where they will promote investment in ethical projects to their millions of fans.
- The exciting opportunity is the latest in a string of commercial deals signed by the business-savvy couple.
- In other royal news, the reason Princess Eugenie left a seat empty in the front row of her wedding ceremony revealed.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have teamed up with the New York investment banking firm, Ethic, where they will work as ‘impact partners’ to promote responsible and sustainable financial investment.
The exciting business venture comes just as a day after it was revealed that the Queen will miss Lilibet’s christening, as Meghan and Harry opt for a baptism ceremony in California over Windsor Castle.
While banking may not be the first career path that springs to mind when you think of Harry and Meghan, it’s not exactly at odds with their most recent endeavors.
The royal couple has been involved in multiple business projects since their high-profile emigration to the US last year, signing lucrative deals with Netflix and Spotify in late 2020 to produce and host content. They slowed down their work pace in June following the birth of their daughter Lilibet, taking five months of parental leave from their Archewell foundation to focus on the newborn at their plush $14 million Santa Barbara mansion in Montecito.
After a quiet summer at home, it looks like Meghan and Harry are finally ready to get back to the office. The couple appears to be excited about their latest job, which will see them encouraging younger generations to invest their hard-earned money in ethical causes.
Speaking to the New York Times’ Dealbook, Meghan said, “From the world I come from, you don’t talk about investing, right? You don’t have the luxury to invest. That sounds so fancy.”
The Suits actress went on to reveal that Harry had often spoken of the need for a bank in which people could invest their money in companies that make a positive impact on society and the planet.
"My husband has been saying for years, ‘Gosh, don’t you wish there was a place where if your values were aligned like this, you could put your money to that same sort of thing?" she added.
Ethic, which was founded in 2015 "to empower wealth advisors and investors to create portfolios that seek to align personal values with financial goals", could be the answer to the Duke’s prayers. With its £1.3 billion funds, it invests in projects that address pressing issues in 2021, such as climate, gender equity, health, racial justice, human rights, and democracy.
Harry and Meghan "are deeply committed to helping address the defining issues of our time—such as climate, gender equity, health, racial justice, human rights, and strengthening democracy—and understand that these issues are inherently interconnected,” Ethic said in a statement.
‘So much so, in fact, that they became investors in Ethic earlier this year and have investments managed by Ethic as well."
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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