At a Katy Perry concert in Las Vegas on Saturday 4 November, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were spotted with a particularly influential billionaire. According to some observers, the Sussexes are trying to expand their network.
On Saturday 4 November, Prince Harry and his partner Meghan Markle flew to Las Vegas with Michael Herd and Cameron Diaz to attend the final concert of Katy Perry’s residency at the Resorts World Theatre. And the least we can say is that this latest appearance by the Sussexes did not go unnoticed. The reason? The couple partied with the founder of the Citadel hedge fund, Ken Griffin. During the concert, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were comfortably seated next to the man whose fortune was estimated at 35 billion dollars by Forbes last March. But that’s not all! They also spent the evening with Michael Kives, an investor known for his vast network and influential relationships. Enough to intrigue many observers.
It really presents a picture of Meghan and Harry’s growing network. Who knows what Harry and Griffin could be talking about,” a source told Page Six on Tuesday 7 November. “It’s all about power and money,” continued the source. He concluded: “They all have friends in common. And that raises the question: will Meghan seek entrepreneurial advice or recruit Whitney Wolfe Herd [co-founder of Tinder and wife of Michael Herd, editor’s note] or Michael Kives as donors or board members of Archewell. Or both?
Prince Harry and Meghan: their trip sets teeth on edge
In addition to their relationships with influential figures, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have also been in the news for their trip to Les Vegas. The couple were accused of using Michael Herd’s private jet to get around. Prince Harry is the patron of the Travalyst initiative, which aims to reduce the ecological impact of travel. “Our mission is to make the travel industry more sustainable. [This means empowering consumers to make better choices: for themselves and for the planet,” states the organisation’s website. By ignoring this advice, Prince Harry has incurred the wrath of a number of activists, who have branded him an “eco-hypocrite.
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