Burger King Makes Prince Harry A Job Offer

As everyone on earth, and probably quite a few sentient beings on other planets, knows by now, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced on Instagram their intent to step back from their roles repping the royal family as they "work to become financially independent." Well, what is that supposed to mean, exactly? Usually, when a young person announces the intent to gain their freedom by moving out of the parental nest, they realize that it will be necessary to seek some type of employment.

While actress-turned-duchess Meghan has already landed a deal doing voice-overs for Disney, what, exactly, does Harry's status as a Prince and a Duke qualify him for in terms of real-world employment? You guessed it, a career in the fast-food industry! But not just any fast food restaurant. Of course, the senior royal who's sixth in line to the British throne could only work for America's own home-grown royal family: Burger King.

Prince Harry received several offers from Burger King

In addition to seeking financial independence, Prince Harry and Meghan also announced their desire to emigrate to North America. Although it seems their current port of call is Canada, that didn't stop Burger King restaurants in both the U.S. and Argentina from reaching out to the royal.

According to Fox News, Burger King Argentina was first on board, last week issuing two royal proclamations. One intoned, "Dear Dukes, you can look for your first job without giving up the crown." Another one read, "If you're looking for a job, we have a new crown for you." An accompanying letter went on to explain: "[W]e have a proposition for you: Do as thousands of people and take your first steps in the world of work with us. You know that the crown will suit you perfectly."

Not to be outbid, Burger King U.S. took to Twitter with the following reminder: "@ harry, this royal family offers part-time positions."

The Twitterverse reacts to Burger King's offers

While neither Harry nor Meghan have evidently weighed in with a "yea" or a "nay" regarding their willingness to start flipping burgers, the Burger King tweet has, to date, been retweeted over 1,500 times and garnered over 7,000 likes and a whole bunch of comments. For the most part, these were supportive, if not downright thrilled, with Burger King's trolling. One commenter remarked: "Burger King — the only royal family I respect," while another concurred: "Burger King is the only royals us Americans need." 

One wit suggested the job offer be extended to Prince Andrew, remarking "He doesn't sweat so you don't have to worry about him in the kitchen." Another commenter, however, warned Burger King what might happen if the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did accept the job offer: "They'll insist on having it their way."

While Burger King may not be gaining any expat royal employees in the near future, for once they beat Wendy's when it came to generating Twitter buzz. In the words of yet another commenter: "@BurgerKing you win the Internet today."