Meghan Markle
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The Duchess of Sussex has lent her voice to forthcoming Disneynature documentary, Elephant, which debuts on 3 April on Disney+. Meghan will narrate Elephant, which will focus on an elephant family’s journey across Africa.

The news marks her first job since she and Harry announced they were stepping down from duties as members of the royal family. The couple will officially leave the firm on 31 March.

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Disney confirmed the casting via its social media channels, also announcing that Natalie Portman – a long-standing animal rights campaigner – would narrate a separate documentary called Dolphin Reef.

“Two new movies, two unforgettable journeys,” read the caption on Instagram. “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.”

In Elephant, viewers will watch a herd of elephants as they make their way across the Kalahari Desert. “Led by their great matriarch, Gaia, the family faces brutal heat, dwindling resources and persistent predators, as they follow in their ancestor’s footsteps on a quest to reach a lush, green paradise,” reports People.

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Discussion over Meghan’s voiceover role is said to have begun when the couple met former Disney CEO Bob Iger at the London premiere of Disney’s remake of The Lion King in July 2019.

Both Meghan and Harry hold Africa dear to them. Not only has Harry focused much of his conservation work there, but Botswana was also the place where the couple spent a romantic few days not long after they first started dating in 2016.

“I managed to persuade her to come and join me in Botswana,” Harry said following their engagement. “We camped out with each other under the stars. She came and joined me for five days out there, which was absolutely fantastic. So then we were really by ourselves, which was crucial to me to make sure that we had a chance to know each other.”

This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR UK.

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