Prince Harry appears to be collecting job titles as if they were royal titles after announcing on Wednesday that in addition to his new appearance at a mental health startup, he would be participating in a six-month study of misinformation in the United States.
The Duke of Sussex will be one of 15 commissioners investigating misinformation for the Aspen Institute, the organization said on Wednesday. He will join journalists, politicians, professors and philanthropists on the Information Disruption Commission, which will spend six months looking for solutions to falsify news and media polarization in today’s society.
The panel will be co-chaired by journalist Katie Couric, Color of Change President Rashad Robinson, and cybersecurity expert Christopher Krebs. Krebs was fired by former US President Donald Trump after contradicting Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of election fraud.
“This information crisis undermines trust in our democratic institutions and directly hits the very foundation of society,” said Krebs in a statement released by the Aspen Institute.
The commission will address misinformation and disinformation “across all aspects of modern society, from 2020 elections and vaccination safety to the ongoing risk to color communities to threats from state and non-state actors,” according to the Aspen Institute.
Harry will be one of three philanthropists on the commission. The others will be the President of the Skoll Foundation, Marla Blow, and Kathryn Murdoch, daughter-in-law of Fox News tycoon Rupert Murdoch.
Harry’s role will be separated from his recently announced new position as Chief Impact Officer at BetterUp, a mental health coaching company in Silicon Valley.
“Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, is a humanitarian, military veteran, spiritual wellbeing advocate, and environmentalist,” said his biography on the Aspen Institute website. It’s the same bio that appears on their BetterUp profile page.
Harry’s two new roles reflect causes he and wife Meghan Markle discussed in their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier this month. In this interview, the couple railed against the “toxic” British media, stating that they had left the UK in order to maintain their sanity.
Harry also revealed in the interview that he no longer has access to the royal family’s assets and that he and his family live on the money left him by his late mother Diana, the Princess of Wales.
Of course, that doesn’t mean the late prince needs a second job to make ends meet. He and Markle live in a California mansion and have multiple business interests along the way.
Prince Harry’s role at the Aspen Institute will be a part-time appearance that will include regular meetings, the institute says.