The truth about Meghan Markle’s new job at Disney

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The truth about Meghan Markle's new job at Disney

Meghan Markle’s upcoming Disneynature documentary is called Elephants. It follows members of an elephant family as they embark on an exhilarating 1,000-mile trek through the Kalahari Desert of Africa. Disneynature shared the news and the trailer on March 26, 2020, announcing that the film, narrated by Sussex Duchess, will premiere alongside another dolphin movie, narrated by Natalie Portman.

People have said the documentary will benefit Elephants Without Borders (EWB), a conservation charity that has worked with Meghan and Harry in the past. In 2017, the couple traveled to Botswana to assist an EWB doctor, Dr. Mike Chase, to put trackers on elephants to help protect them from poachers. Sussexes shared photos of the trip to World Elephant Day in 2019.

Given that Meghan’s new life away from the royal family has just begun, this new project may seem a bit sudden, but her collaboration with Disney has long been mentioned in the project. Elephant filmmakers Mark and Vanessa Berlowitz approached Meghan to do the work in the summer of 2019, according to People, and recorded the story in London in the fall.

It’s not entirely clear whether this is a paid job or a passion project, but the Times says Meghan’s compensation will be donated to EWB.