Prince Harry’s new ‘Chimpo’ job title has the Japanese in stitches over its slang meaning

17:03pm, Thu 22 Apr 2021
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As if Prince Harry hasn’t had enough on his plate recently, it now seems the beleaguered royal is raising a few sniggers over his new business role.

The 36-year-old has been appointed Chief Impact Officer for a coaching and mental health start-up, but the acronym for the post is ‘Chimpo’ which, sadly for the duke, is Japanese slang for penis.

Japanese news site SoraNews24 reports: “Yes, that’s right-Prince Harry is now a ‘chimpo’, and you can bet people in Japan weren’t going to let the news go without a laugh.”

Social media users were keen to join in with one user saying: “Imagine if he came to Japan and introduced himself as a ‘chimpo’ to officials? I’d love to see their faces.”

Another added: “It doesn’t matter what age you are, the word ‘chimpo’ always raises a smile.”

Prince Harry took on the role with BetterUp Inc a year after moving to California with wife Meghan and their son, Archie. Their second child, a daughter, is due in the summer.

Speaking after his appointment, Harry said: “I firmly believe that focusing on and prioritising our mental fitness unlocks potential and opportunity that we never knew we had inside of us.”

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