Meghan Markle's first post-royal gig has been revealed and it involves Disney and a very good cause. The Duchess of Sussex, who will be stepping down as a senior royal from March 31, will be narrating a new documentary called Elephant.
The announcement, which came via the Disney Nature Twitter account today, revealed the original movie will be available to stream on Disney+ from April 3, while a second original movie titled Dolphin Reef will be narrated by Hollywood star Natalie Portman.
In January, it was reported Meghan had signed the deal in exchange for a donation to charity Elephants Without Borders, which is a conservation project that the royal couple have worked closely with in the past.
However, Meghan's collaboration with Disney came a lot earlier as she recorded the voiceover months before the official decision to step back as senior royals was announced, reports People magazine.
According to the website, Meghan became aware of the project through mutual friends of Dr. Mike Chase of Elephants Without Borders, who she met when she and Harry travelled to Botswana in 2017.
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. pic.twitter.com/N0yW0e7Lv6— Disneynature (@Disneynature) March 26, 2020
Filmmakers Mark and Vanessa Berlowitz, aware of her love for elephants, are said to have then contacted the Duchess last summer to ask if she would be interested in narrating the film.
The documentary follows a family of elephants and their "extraordinary 1,000 mile journey" across the Kalahari Desert in Africa, according to the trailer.
That's another documentary we'll definitely be popping on the list then!
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