Prince Harry Helped Meghan Markle With Her Disney Documentary ‘Elephant’

After three years within the royal fold following her engagement and subsequent marriage to Prince Harry, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex has returned to Hollywood. Following Megxit, and her move back to her hometown, Los Angeles, California the duchess is already getting to work.

Last year, the Duchess of Sussex inked a voiceover role with Disney. She narrated the Disneynature film, Elephant for Disney+ in return for a donation to the organization Elephants Without Borders. Now, after much anticipation, the documentary has been released to the world, and we’re getting to see the duchess’ first post-royal project for ourselves.

In turns out that Prince Harry was also very much involved in Elephant, in fact, his guidance helped the duchess in one major area.

Meghan Markle’s work with Disney may give us some insight into how she will approach her post-royal life

The Duchess of Sussex’s work with Disney may give us some indication about the types of projects she’s looking to take on amid Megxit. We know that she and Prince Harry won’t be taking on any projects that joke about the royal family in any way. Also, we know that elephants are greatly important to the duo, which is why this documentary was the perfect fit.

“Meghan remains hugely ambitious and is very open-minded to a return to acting which is what she knows, loves and does best,” an alleged insider told The Sun. “Her preference is to explore the route of a documentary in which she is able to follow up some of the causes she is interested in. This wish has been the focus of some of her most recent meetings and will likely shape the kind of work the agent Meghan goes with seeks to get for her. She is very excited about what the future holds.”

Inside Disneynature’s ‘Elephant’

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex narrates the entire 90-minute documentary which is now on Disney+. The official description for the film reads, “Elephant follows African elephant Shani and her spirited son Jomo as their herd makes an epic journey hundreds of miles across the vast 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.”

In the film, you can hear Meghan saying lines like, “It’s time for an elephant feast!” “The mud has a dark side.” “That’s a crocodile! Probably best to stick with the herd.” “The death of a matriarch is a momentous event in his young life.” “A little extra protein never hurt anyone.” “She has her hands full trying to raise her 1-year-old son. And this kid is a handful.”

At one point te duchess even narrates an elephant passing gas saying, “Oh, dear. Ah, who did that?”

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Today, we are excited to be able to announce details for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s upcoming tour to Africa! • In just two weeks, Their Royal Highnesses will embark on this official tour focusing on community, grassroots leadership, women’s and girls’ rights, mental health, HIV/AIDS and the environment. This programme has been many months in the making, and The Duke and Duchess are eager to focus their energies on the great work being done in Southern Africa. From meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu to joining ‘Waves for Change’ on Monwabisi Beach, the South Africa programme will be educational and inspiring. The Duke is especially proud to continue the legacy left by his mother with her work in Angola as he joins Halo Trust again in an effort to rid the world of landmines. HRH will also travel to Malawi where he will check in on the British Army’s partnership with African Parks and will be working on the ground supporting local communities. The Duke is particularly proud to be able to deliver an exciting new initiative, a Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy three-country partnership which he designed and consulted with Governments in Namibia, Botswana and Angola to protect forest and wildlife corridors around the Okavango Delta. The Duchess will be working with local organisations to promote women and girls’ health and education, entrepreneurship and leadership. With such a textured culture and history, Their Royal Highnesses are grateful for the opportunity to connect with those on the ground in Southern Africa and to be inspired by the work being done and learn how they can be better supported. As President and Vice President of The Queens Commonwealth Trust and The Duke’s role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, The Duke and Duchess cannot wait to meet with young leaders mobilising change and adding to the beauty of these Commonwealth countries • “We look forward to seeing you soon!” • Photo ©️ PA images / Tim Graham – Getty Images / @Sentebale /@AfricanParksNetwork / @YouthAlert

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Prince Harry advised on Meghan Markle’s ‘Elephant’

Though this is the duchess’ project, the Duke of Sussex is also passionate about elephants having visited Botswana to assist Dr. Mike Chase of Elephants Without Borders many times.

It turns out that the duke was in the recording booth with his wife when she recorded the project in the fall of 2019. “It was amazing having [Harry] there,” filmmaker Vanessa Berlowitz told People. “He had a connection to Botswana, of course. Meghan was absolutely intrigued by the elephants and transfixed, especially by the female empowerment side. How important the matriarchs are to the story; it really is all about female leadership. It’s a different form of power—it’s about consensual leadership. It’s also very inclusive, as well—very contemporary. She was absolutely fascinated by that.” Filmmaker Mark Linfield added, “Harry was correcting her pronunciation!”

Still, the duchess was so passionate about the project that she even improvised. “She made it her own,” said filmmaker Roy Conli. “I always say, ‘If you feel something, do it, make it organic.’ She’s such a diligent professional and she wanted to get it right. It was a delight all the way around.”