They do say to dress for success.
And Prince Harry looked just like a tech mogul when he donned an outfit similar to the ones seen on the likes of Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg while promoting his life coaching app during a $1,000-a-ticket summit on Wednesday.
The royal, 38, sat down for a live-streamed chat with the CEO of BetterUp, Alexi Robichaux. Harry was hired as Chief Impact Officer of the San Francisco-based start-up company in March 2021, where he is believed to be paid a six-figure salary.
The Duke of Sussex dressed smart and casual for the event – he opted for a gray long-sleeved shirt with a navy sports jacket on top, paired with dark blue jeans – and his ensemble looked a lot like outfits previously worn by successful tech bosses like Elon and Mark, as well as Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page.
In fact, Tesla and Space X creator Elon was seen wearing almost the exact same look when he attended a press conference at SpaceX’s Starbase facility in Texas last February.
Prince Harry (left) wore an outfit similar to ones seen on the likes of Elon Musk (right) while promoting his life coaching app during a $1,000-a-ticket summit on Wednesday
The royal, 38, was hired as Chief Impact Officer of San Francisco-based start-up BetterUp in March 2021, and sat down for a chat with its CEO Alexi Robichaux this week
The Duke of Sussex dressed smart and casual for the event, opting for a gray long-sleeve shirt with a navy sports jacket on top, paired with dark blue jeans
Coincidence? Harry’s ensemble looked a lot like outfits previously worn by businessmen like Elon and Mark, as well as Sergey Brin, Larry Page (left), and Larry Ellison (right)
Facebook founder Mark has rocked long-sleeve shirts that look just like the ones Harry has been seen wearing on numerous occasions, and Google creators Sergey and Larry have also sported the alike clothing to many events in the past.
In addition, Larry Ellison – who is behind software company Oracle – opted for a sports jacket over a black shirt when he attended the Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco in 2018, so it seems to have become the uniform of rich and powerful tech entrepreneurs.
Ever since Harry shocked the world by announcing that he was relinquishing his royal duties, leaving the monarchy, and moving to America full-time, he has certainly adopted a much more casual sense of style.
While he was often seen wearing suits and ties during his time as a working royal, he is now usually photographed in jeans, sweaters, T-shirts, and cardigans.
Just days before the summit, Harry sported another shirt-and-jacket look when he attended a virtual interview with ‘childhood trauma expert’ Gabor Maté last weekend.
Days before that, he was seen grabbing dinner with his wife, Meghan Markle, at the elite private club San Vicente Bungalows, and he donned a navy shirt, gray jacket, and jeans for the outing.
When he visited Stephen Colbert in January to promote his new memoir, Spare, Harry dressed a little more formal, opting for a button-down blue shirt paired with a gray suit.
During the 30-minute Q&A on Wednesday, Harry couldn’t stop gushing over BetterUp, telling CEO Alexis that he offered its services to all his employees at his own company, Archewell.
In fact, Tesla and Space X creator Elon was seen wearing almost the exact same look when he attended a press conference at SpaceX’s Starbase facility in Texas last February
Twins: Facebook founder Mark has rocked long-sleeve shirts that looked just like the one Harry wore on numerous occasions
Google creators Sergey (seen) and Page have also sported the same type of clothes to many events in the past
In addition, Ellison – who is behind software company Oracle – opted for a sports jacket over a black shirt when he attended the Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco in 2018
‘I’ve seen first hand what coaching can do,’ he added. ‘For me, personally, I get so much out of helping other people. It’s what gets me out of bed every morning.’
Harry’s outfit seems to have become the uniform for the rich and powerful tech entrepreneurs
While taking questions from audience members, Alexis was asked why he had hired the prince in the first place, and he said he and his co-founder, Eddie Medina, asked themselves a few keys question: ‘Who are luminaries in the world? Who are leaders? Who are talking about this?’
‘It was a very, very short list. In fact it was one person,’ he continued, before addressing Harry, ‘It was a dream come true to be able to work with you.’
The prince was a little less gushing when asked why he had begun working with BetterUp, replying: ‘Because that’s all I was offered.’
Ever since Harry (seen on Saturday) announced that he was leaving the monarchy and moving to America full-time, he has certainly adopted a much more casual sense of style
While he was often seen wearing suits and ties during his time as a working royal, he is now usually photographed in jeans and sweaters. He is seen left in 2020 and right this month
Transformation: Harry is seen in March 2018 during a royal visit to Northern Ireland, wearing a button-down top, tie, and blue sweater with a blazer
Laughing, he then said he appreciated BetterUp’s focus on both doing good, and creating profit.
BetterUp is designed to ’empower your leaders, managers, teams, and business to thrive through uncertainty,’ as well as ‘grow the well-being and performance of your leaders, build a culture of diversity, inclusion, and belonging, and drive business outcomes at scale.’
It was first founded in 2013, and has worked with companies like Hilton, Chevron, and SalesForce.
‘I intend to help create impact in people’s lives,’ Harry said in a statement when he first joined the company.
‘Proactive coaching provides endless possibilities for personal development, increased awareness, and an all-round better life.’
According to the Wall Street Journal, Harry’s role includes ‘contributing to strategy decisions, charitable contributions, and advocating publicly for positive mental health.’