Meghan Markle’s First Post-Royal Job Will Be For Disney Documentary

Meghan Markle’s first official job in her post-royal life will be in a familiar setting—The Duchess is returning to film! The Duchess of Sussex lent her voice to Disney+ to narrate a film about an elephant’s journey across the Kalahari Desert.

“Two new movies, two unforgettable journeys. Start streaming @Disneynature’s Elephant, narrated by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, and Disneynature’s Dolphin Reef, narrated by Natalie Portman, on April 3, only on #DisneyPlus,” the streaming service’s official account shared on Twitter.

The tweet included a magical montage of the two upcoming “journeys,” and shared that Meghan’s film “Elephants” will be available to stream on April 3.

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Disney will also be donating to Elephants Without Borders, a charity that the film is supporting.

The news doesn’t come as a complete shock, as Meghan’s husband Prince Harry has previously spoken about his wife’s television work. The Prince was spotted telling then-CEO of Disney Bob Iger that Meghan was interested in doing voiceovers while attending “The Lion King” premiere in 2019.

Moreover, Meghan and Harry have been longtime animal advocates and have specifically fought for the welfare of elephants. In 2017, the couple traveled to Botswana to visit elephant caretakers, and shared photos of the trip to celebrate World Elephant Day just last year.

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🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘 Today is #WorldElephantDay and we are pleased to announce that since we followed our friends at @ElephantswithoutBorders (EWB) on Instagram in July, when we were celebrating the environment, you and our friend @TheEllenFund (@TheEllenShow) have spread the word and EWB have been able to help protect 25 elephants by fitting them with satellite navigation collars! These collars allow the team at EWB to track the elephants, as well as to learn their essential migratory patterns to keep their corridors safe and open so future generations of elephants can roam freely. In honour of this amazing support, EWB have named their most recently collared Elephant…ELLEN! We can’t wait to see where she will go! 🐘 Two years ago on World Elephant Day, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined Dr Chase to help in this conservation effort. Below, a few words from Mike and his partner Kelly at EWB: • ‘Today is a day to honor and celebrate the majestic elephant and to make a strong stand for conserving and protecting one of the world’s most beloved animals. elephants are intelligent, sentient beings capable of emotions from joy to grief. They are ‘environmental engineers,’ a key-stone umbrella species, and the fight to save them is in effect, a fight to save entire ecosystems and all wildlife. Today elephants are facing many challenges; habitat loss and competition for resources creates conflict with humans, climate change and fires destroy much needed resources and poaching for the demand of ivory makes elephants bigger targets than ever. African elephants are especially prone to human-wildlife conflict because of their large home ranges. Finding, preserving and creating elephant corridors is therefore of great importance in helping to maintain habitats suitable for movement and minimising human-elephant conflict. Corridors are a mitigation technique to better the livelihoods of local communities and the elephants themselves, by providing environment and ample space for wildlife to navigate from one habitat patch to another, without affecting the livelihoods of communities.’ • EWB – Dr Mike Chase, Ms Kelly Landen . 📸 by DOS © SussexRoyal Additional photos: EWB

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At the time, the couple shared on their official page that they had even partnered with Ellen DeGeneres to further benefit Elephants Without Borders. “…We are pleased to announce that since we followed our friends at @ElephantswithoutBorders (EWB) on Instagram in July, when we were celebrating the environment, you and our friend @TheEllenFund (@TheEllenShow) have spread the word,” the post’s caption began. “EWB have been able to help protect 25 elephants by fitting them with satellite navigation collars!”

The announcement of Meghan’s voiceover job comes just days before she and Harry are set to officially leave royal life behind and give up their titles on March 31.

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