Breaking loose from the family firm and having an LA glow-up means there was one obvious new best friend for Prince Harry: James Murdoch. Like the Duke of Sussex, Murdoch, is the second-born son who dramatically quit the family business. It is perhaps not surprising, then, that Harry is teaming up with Murdoch’s wife, Kathryn, as part of a Left-wing US think tank’s initiative to combat misinformation in the media. We know from Meghan’s recent truth-sharing extravaganza with Oprah that this is one of her favoured causes, too. So, in other words, this is the perfect power pairing.
Their similarities do not end in a shared interest in stopping fake news. In fact, when it comes to their relationships with their fathers, Harry and James have been on a strikingly comparable journey— what some might call the Kendall Roy circle of life.
Like the Succession character played by Jeremy Strong, both men spent their lives supporting the work of their dads before making jaw-droppingly off-brand departures. James may be less direct in his criticisms, but Harry went in on his dad when talking to Oprah (“he stopped taking my calls,” he said).
Harry will make other important new contacts as part of the Aspen Institute’s Commission of Information Disorder. It was set up by Craig Newmark, the billionaire founder of CraigsList (America’s GumTree), is co-chaired by US TV powerhouse Katie Couric, and chess champion Gary Kasparov is a commissioner (did he feel that The Queen’s…