The Duchess of Sussex’s first gig after quitting the royal family has been revealed – with Meghan expressing a Disney documentary about elephants.
Her fee for the project goes entirely to elephants without boundaries charity – an organization dedicated to preserving wildlife and helping to protect animals from poaching.
Meghan agreed to make the voice after a direct request from filmmakers, and it is understood that she recorded it in London this fall after seeing pictures of the documentary.
A trailer for Elephant failed to give fans a glimpse of Meghan’s story – but it did reveal that the story follows a “family̵
It comes after the Duke of Sussex, 35, was filmed showing his wife’s voting ability to Disney chief Bob Iger at Britain’s Prime Minister Lion King in July.
The royal couple is currently in Canada with their 10-month-old son Archie and isolating himself in his Vancouver Island mansion.
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The Duchess of Sussex’s first gig after quitting the royal family has been revealed – with Meghan expressing a Disney documentary about elephants (photo with Prince Harry)
Meghan’s collaboration (image) with the popular film-producing company will benefit the charity Elephants Without Borders – an organization dedicated to preserving wildlife and helping to protect animals from poaching
The documentary Disneynature begins streaming on April 3 at Disney +, three days after she and Harry quit as senior royals, the company revealed today.
It sees the African elephant Shani and her lively son Jomo as they are led by their great matriarch, Gaia, across the Kalahari desert.
They will face waning resources and evil predators as they try to follow their ancestors’ footsteps into a green paradise.
Last year, the Duchess joked that she and Harry attended the premiere at The Lion King in London to “look up” for work, photos from the event were revealed.
Duke of Sussex (left) chats with Disney CEO Robert Iger as Meghan (second right) embraces singer-writer Beyonce
The Duke was also filmed showing his wife’s voice ability to Disney director Bob Iger at the time in July.
In the shocking video, Prince Harry pointed to his wife and said, “You know she’s doing voiceovers?” A surprised Mr Iger replies, ‘I didn’t know it’, before Harry goes on: ‘You seem surprised, she’s really interested.’
The Disney boss says: ‘We would love to try. It’s a good idea, while Meghan, who was next to Prince Harry, continues to talk to Beyonce.
Meghan gave up a successful career as an actress – with her most prominent role being the US legal drama Suits – when she got engaged to Prince Harry 2017.
But the arrangement with Disney suggests Meghan’s future career plans, which could see the couple use their celebrity status to favor selected causes.
A trailer for Elephant (pictured) revealed that it “follows a family’s extraordinary journey of 1,000 miles across Africa on an adventure that will change their lives”
The arrangement with Disney suggests Meghan’s future career plans, which could see the couple use their celebrity status to favor chosen causes. Picture: The actress in London earlier this month
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will officially end their roles as senior royalty on March 31 as they “work to become financially independent”.
Last month, it was revealed that Meghan could make $ 100 million this year if she accepts all offers that come her way, media chief Simon Huck has claimed.
Talk to The Morning Toast Simon, 36, from Canada, owner of the public relations firm Command Entertainment Group, claims that his agency was “flooded” with “huge” offers of work for the former actress in the wake of Megxit.
Simon, who is a close friend of Kim Kardashian, is not believed to represent Meghan, but has been inundated anyway.
At the same time, the executives at The Simpsons have revealed that they want the Duchess to appear in their popular comedy.
It comes when the Simpsons executives revealed that they would like Meghan to do some voice work with them after the Duchess has returned from royal life (image: A Simpsons version of Meghan in front of Buckingham Palace)
Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, when they arrived at this year’s Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 9
The show’s showrunner and executive producer Al Jean discussed the outlook for Komot in an interview with Radio Times, saying Meghan should “call him” about the idea.
He revealed: “We’ve been talking about Harry and Meghan. I hear she wants to do voiceover work. So if they read this, give us a call.”
Ladbrokes revealed Meghan and the documentary is at 20/1 to win the Feature Length Documentary category at next year’s Oscars.
Jessica O’Reilly of Ladbrokes said: “It has not taken long for the Duchess to come back to the Hollywood scene after quitting the royal family, but there is an outside chance that the documentary will find success at Oscars.”
After visiting the UK for their final commitments this month, Prince Harry and Meghan returned to Canada, where they currently live with their son, 10-month-old Archie.
The royal couple is spotted at their Vancouver Island mansion in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.
At the same time, Prince Harry has been interested in African conservation projects over the years and in 2017 he became President of African Parks.
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 child.
The heart-warming story is hand-drawn by senior lead artist Kim Raymond and shows the world’s favorite bear delivering a book to Archie.