Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will officially end their duties as senior royals at the end of the month, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to stop contributing to causes that are important to them. As Meghan’s first post-royal gig, she’s going to help elephants by being in a new Disney+ movie aptly called Elephant. Just gonna call it now and say she already deserves an Oscar for it.
Here’s everything you need to know about your favorite actress/duchess’ new venture: Yes, this all began when Meghan first started acting as a child, but this Disney deal really kicked off in 2016 when Meghan met mutual friends of the filmmakers and last year at The Lion King premiere. Aside from talking to Beyoncé, Meghan and Harry also spoke with former Disney CEO Bob Iger. In a video from the event, Harry can be heard telling Bob, “You know she does voiceovers? Did you know that? You seemed surprised, but yeah, she’s really interested.” Like a wise man, Bob said, “Sure, we’d love to try.”
Disneynature’s Elephant, an Original Movie narrated by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, starts streaming April 3, only on #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/dGZkgdBnP5
After months of fans wondering what would come of that interaction, Disney+ announced they tapped Meghan to narrate the new movie, which “follows African elephant Shani and her son Joao as their heard made an epic journey across the Kalashnikov Desert.” The movie will premiere in celebration of Earth Month and will aid Elephants Without Borders.
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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
Predictably, royal fans are already freaking out about this news:
can’t wait! pic.twitter.com/52JmVMs52B
My girl got me excited to watch elephants👏🏽👏🏽❤️❤️❤️
Can’t wait pic.twitter.com/uh7UawSkcN
According to royal commentator Omid Scobie, Meghan doesn’t have any other deals with Disney as of now, but this is obviously a great start.
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