Prince Harry could have secured his new jobs with the same “extraordinary ability” visa used by Justin Bieber, an expert has claimed.
The Duke of Sussex now has two roles in the US, it was confirmed this week.
Harry is joining think tank Aspen Institute’s new “Commission on Information Disorder” and has also been appointed Chief Impact Officer at coaching firm BetterUp.
Before finding work, the departed royal may have applied for an O-1 visa, the Daily Mail reports.
Its website states they are available to people with “extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics or who has a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry and has been recognised nationally or internationally”.
Immigration expert Doug Lightman, from Lightman Law in New York, told the newspaper: “Harry would have no problem getting the O-1 because he's a prince.
“He's travelled all over the world… and there is his work with Invictus. It's going to be enough to qualify him.”
Celebrities like Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber are able to tour the US by applying for O-1 visas.
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Harry may also have applied for a green card, which are issued to immigrant workers.
However, they can take almost three years to process.
The Daily Star has approached Harry’s spokesman for comment.
At the Aspen Institute, Harry, 14 other commissioners and three co-chairs are to conduct a six-month study on the state of American misinformation and disinformation,CNNreported.
He said in a statement: "As I've said, the experience of today's digital world has us inundated with an avalanche of misinformation, affecting our ability as individuals as well as societies to think clearly and truly understand the world we live in.
"It's my belief that this is a humanitarian issue and as such, it demands a multi-stakeholder response from advocacy voices, members of the media, academic researchers, and both government and civil society leaders.
"I'm eager to join this new Aspen commission and look forward to working on a solution-oriented approach to the information disorder crisis."
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He is joining as a part-time commissioner alongside Kathryn Murdoch, who is married to Rupert Murdoch’s son James.
At BetterUp, Harry will reportedly advise on strategy and charitable contributions.
CEO Alexi Robichaux told the Wall Street Journal: "It's a meaningful and meaty role.”
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