Meghan Markle’s first non-royal job has been officially announced – and it’s with Disney.
The Duchess of Sussex has narrated Disney’s new film Elephant, which will hit our screens on April 3, three days after she and Prince Harry quit the Royal Family
The film follows an elephant family’s “extraordinary 1,000 mile journey across Africa on an adventure that will change their lives.”
The exciting new role is Meghan’s first performance since she gave up her acting career to marry Harry.
A trailer has been released, but it doesn’t include any of Meghan’s narration.
The Disneynature channel announced on Twitter, writing: “Disneynature’s Elephant, an Original Movie narrated by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, starts streaming April 3, only on #DisneyPlus.”
Meghan’s film is one of two being released by the channel, the other, Dolphin Reef, is narrated by Natalie Portman.
The long-awaited Disney+ streaming service launched this week, including hundreds of new and existing Disney-owned films and television series.
It normally costs £5.99 a month, but they are offering a seven-day free trial so royal fans can see Meghan’s work without splashing out.
Before embarking on her royal life, Meghan was best known for her role as Rachel Zane in Suits, and many fans hoped she would get back into it after quitting her official duties.
There has been a lot of speculation in recent weeks that Meghan would take a role with Disney.
Back in July, Prince Harry appeared to pitch his wife’s voice over skills to Walt Disney Company chief executive Bob Iger, saying Meghan was ‘interested’ in that kind of role
The bizarre moment was caught on camera, and the Duke can be seen pointing to Meghan – who was engaged in conversation with Beyoncé at the time – and asking Iger: “You know she does voiceovers?”
An astonished Iger responds by saying “Oh, really?” before Harry repeats: “Did you know that?”
This week is Meghan and Harry’s last as members of the Royal Family, with Megxit in the diary for March 31.
From April 1, the couple will officially start their new lives out of the royal spotlight.
They returned to the UK earlier this month for a farewell tour, and their final engagement was the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey.
They have already moved to Canada, where they are reportedly self-isolating due to coronavirus Covid-19.
As part of their decision to step down from their roles as working royals, Meghan and Harry said they hoped to become “financially independent”.
This means they will be free to earn their own money through business ventures, however, the Queen has banned them from using the word ‘royal’ in their branding.
This means they will have to rebrand their website and popular Instagram page in the coming days.