After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they will be stepping back as ‘senior members of the royal family’ and be ‘financially independent’, some brands have attempted to give it a humorous twist on social media, sometimes with disastrous results. The latest to do so is American fast-food chain Burger King, that offered the Duke of Sussex a “part-time” job.
“If you’re looking for a job, we have a new crown for you,” read one an ad from the chain.
“We have a proposition for you: do as thousands of people and take your first steps in the world of work with us. Also, after so many years of living as dukes, it is time for you to start eating like kings,” the ad said. On Tuesday, the chain named the prince to offer him a part-time position.
“You always have a job in our kingdom,” said the fast-food chain’s first tweet on January 8, the day the royal couple made their announcement.
“Dear Duke, you can look for your first job without giving up the crown,” said the Spanish version of the advertisement in Argentina.
The latest tweet got a lot of attention online and quickly went viral. While some praised the tweet, some claimed it “won” the internet. There were also some brands who jumped in and critics, who said that the advertisement was in poor taste.