The internet has been buzzing about the possibility of a real princess, or Duchess in this case, joining the most royal entertainment conglomerate in the world. And it appears Disney is here to make those wishes come true for Duchess of Sussex Megan Markle.
Today, Disney+ confirmed that in fact, the Duchess is the narrator for a new Disneynature original film coming to Disney+ called Elephant.
In a recent Tweet from the Disney+ account, they shared:
Disneynature’s Elephant, an Original Movie narrated by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, starts streaming April 3, only on #DisneyPlus.
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) March 26, 2020
The news was later confirmed by the palace in this statement:
“Disney have this morning (in LA) released info regarding the voiceover project The Duchess of Sussex participated in for the Disneynature film, Elephants, which will debuts on Disney+, April 3rd,” the palace said.
In the project’s trailer, we learn that the film “follows one family’s extraordinary 1,000 mile journey across Africa on an adventure that will change their lives”.
We had first heard about the Duchess’ deal with Disney earlier this year. The deal involved an exchange of a donation from the company to an elephant charity, Elephants Without Borders. Elephants Without Borders is an organization dedicated to conserving wildlife and helps protect the animals from poaching.
The news came shortly after both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their intention to step down as senior royals and to move back to North America.
Before becoming a Duchess, Meghan Markle was an aspiring actress best known for her role as Rachel Zane in the USA Network TV show Suits. She had since stepped out of the spotlight when she joined the royal family marrying Prince Harry. However, the couple has since stepped down as senior royals and are starting a new life together away from the royal responsibilities.
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan made their announcement on the social media platform, Instagram; a very modern move for this nonconformist royal couple.
Will you be watching the new Disneynature film when it releases on Disney+ April 3rd? Let us know in the comments if you’re excited to see the Duchess make her Disney debut!