Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, is returning to her Hollywood roots. Disneynature said in a press release that Meghan is the narrator for a new documentary about elephants. Disney+ denied reports Meghan had signed a “further” deal with Disney before stepping back from royal duties. 

Titled simply “Elephants,” the new doc will start streaming on April 3 on Disney+ along with a documentary about dolphins narrated by actress Natalie Portman. “Elephant” tells the story of African elephant Shani and her son Jomo as they journey across the Kalahari Desert with their herd.

Meghan met the makers of the film in Botswana in 2016 and had watched some of their footage over the years, the press release said. They later approached her about the role “knowing her passion for the subject and the footage,” according to the release. Meghan recorded the voiceover for the film in London in autumn last year — months before she and husband Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, stepped back from royal duties.

The couple have been advocates for Elephants Without Borders and the conservation of the animals.

Meghan Markle is lending her voice to Disney’s ‘Elephant’ — get a sneak peek


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