Meghan Markle has landed her first job after leaving royal life for a more financially independent life as a commoner. The Duchess of Sussex will lend her voice as a narrator of a Disney documentary about elephants.
On Thursday, Disney announced that the duchess, who is married to Britain’s Prince Harry, will be narrating the documentary, set to be released on April 3 on the Disney+ streaming service.
Disney took to Twitter to make the exciting announcement.
The story of the documentary follows an elephant family on a 1000-mile (1600-kilometer) journey across the Kalahari Desert.
Buckingham Palace confirmed the development: "Disney have this morning (in LA) released info regarding the voice-over project The Duchess of Sussex participated in for the Disneynature film, Elephants, which will debuts [sic] on Disney+, April 3rd," a statement from the Palace said.
This news comes after a video from July 2019 surfaced online earlier this year where during the live-action Lion King premiere Prince Harry can be overheard telling Bob Iger, “You know she does voice-overs?”, and Iger can be heard saying, “Sure, we’d love to try.”
In January, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex sent shock waves across the globe when they announced their decision to step back from their royal duties for a more financially independent life. The couple will be dividing their time between the UK and Canada.
They had initially hoped for a dual role, supporting the Queen, the Commonwealth, and Harry's military associations, but this was deemed unworkable.