Meghan to narrate Disney nature film in first post-royal job
Part of animal- and nature-themed series released on Disney+ for Earth Month
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has her first post-royal job: narrating a Disney documentary about elephants.
Disney announced Thursday that the duchess, who is married to Prince Harry, is lending her voice to Elephant, to be released April 3 on the Disney+ streaming service.
It's one of a series of animal- and nature-themed features released to mark Earth Month.
The film follows an elephant family on a 1,600-kilometre 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 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DisneyPlus?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#DisneyPlus</a>. <a href="https://t.co/zXdpIm59oD">pic.twitter.com/zXdpIm59oD</a>—@DisneyStudiosCA
Harry and Meghan shocked the world in January by announcing that they were quitting as senior royals, relinquishing official duties and seeking financial independence. Since late last year they have been based on Vancouver Island, and will officially end royal duties on March 31.
The grandson of Queen Elizabeth II married the American actress Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle in May 2018, in a ceremony watched by millions around the world. The couple later said they found scrutiny by the British media — which they said tipped into harassment — intolerable.