Meghan Markle is set to voice a Disney documentary about elephants.
Disneynature’s Elephant is an original movie and will land on Disney Plus on April 3.
This is Meghan’s first solo project since stepping down as a senior royal although rumours surfaced earlier this year suggesting she was set to work on a project with Disney.
The news was announced via the Disneynature Twitter account.
“Disneynature’s Elephant, an Original Movie narrated by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, starts streaming April 3, only on #DisneyPlus”.
— Disneynature (@Disneynature) March 26, 2020
Elephant will premiere on the same day as Dolphin Reef, a documentary narrated by Natalie Portman.
Disneynature and the Disney Conservation Fund are also due to donate to Elephants without Borders, a charitable organisation Meghan and Harry have worked closely with.
Elephants Without Borders is located in Botswana, said to have special meaning to the couple as it’s one of the first places they visited together when they started dating.
They joined with Dr Mike Chase, a member of the EWB team and helped with the conservation effort during their trip, as you’ll see below.
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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