Meghan Markle’s first post royal exit job is revealed as she voices a Disney documentary about elephants
Duchess of Disney: First elephant film trailer told by Meghan Markle is released after Prince Harry threw for voiceover work at the Lion King premiere
- The 38-year-old Duchess of Sussex voices a Disney documentary about elephants
- Meghan Markle’s collaboration benefits the charity of Elephants Without Borders
- Comes after Prince Harry was seen praising his wife’s voice over skills to Disney’s boss
The Duchess of Sussex’s first appearance after leaving the royal family has been revealed – with Meghan speaking a Disney documentary about elephants.
Her partnership with the popular film company favors the Elephants Without Borders charity – an organization dedicated to wildlife conservation and helping to protect animals from poaching.
Meghan agreed to do the voiceover at the direct request of filmmakers, and reportedly recorded it in London this fall after seeing footage from the documentary.
A trailer for Elephant revealed that it “follows one family’s extraordinary journey of 1,000 miles through Africa on an adventure that will change their lives.”
It comes after the Duke of Sussex, 35, was filmed and praised his wife’s voiceover to Disney boss Bob Iger during the July Prime Minister of Lion King in July.
The Duchess of Sussex’s first appearance after leaving the royal family has been revealed – with Meghan speaking a Disney documentary about elephants (pictured with Prince Harry)
Meghan’s partnership (pictured) with the popular film company is to the benefit of the Elephants Without Borders charity – an organization dedicated to wildlife conservation and helping to protect animals from poaching
The Disneynature documentary will begin streaming on Disney + on April 3, three days after she and Harry retired as senior royals, the company revealed today.
It sees the African elephant Shani and her spirited son Jomo as they are led by their great matriarch, Gaia, through the Kalahari Desert.
They will face declining resources and vicious predators as they attempt to follow in their ancestors’ footsteps towards a green paradise.
Last year, the Duchess joked that she and Harry attended the premiere of The Lion King in London to ‘pitch’ for work, footage of the event revealed.
The Duke of Sussex (left) talks to Disney CEO Robert Iger while Meghan (second right) embraces singer-songwriter Beyonce
The Duke was also filmed on his wife’s voiceover skills to Disney boss Bob Iger on July.
In the shocking video, Prince Harry pointed to his wife and said, “Do you know she does voiceovers?” An astonished Mr. Iger replies, “I didn’t know that,” before Harry continues, “You seem surprised, she’s really interested.”
The Disney boss says, “We’d like to try it. That’s a great idea, ”as Meghan, who stood next to Prince Harry, continues talking to Beyonce.
Meghan gave up a successful career as an actress – with her most prominent role in the American legal drama Suits – when she became engaged to Prince Harry in 2017.
But the deal with Disney hints at Meghan’s future career plans, which would allow the couple to use their celebrity status to benefit the chosen goals.
A trailer for Elephant (pictured) revealed that it ‘follows one family’s extraordinary journey of 1,000 miles through Africa on an adventure that will change their lives’
The arrangement with Disney refers to Meghan’s future career plans, which would allow the couple to use their celebrity status to benefit the chosen goals. Pictured: The London actress earlier this month
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will officially end their roles as senior royals on March 31 because they are “working to become financially independent.”
After visiting the UK for their latest engagements, the couple returned to Canada, where they currently live with their son, 10-month-old Archie.
In May 2019, the royal couple received a rare honor from Disney – a beautiful Winnie-the-Pooh watercolor animation to celebrate the birth of the new royal baby.
Hand-drawn by senior lead artist Kim Raymond, the heartwarming story features the world’s favorite bear giving a book to Archie.
Meanwhile, Prince Harry has shown great interest in African nature conservation projects over the years and became President of African Parks in 2017.