Meghan Markle makes return to the small screen and says she hopes people will be inspired to take care of animals

2020-04-21 07:04
Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle made a brief return to the small screen to talk about the Disney+ documentary, Elephant.

This is her first project since she and Prince Harry stepped away from their roles as senior royals in March.

In January news first broke that the duchess signed a voice-over deal with Disney in exchange for a donation to Elephants Without Borders, an organisation dedicated to conserving wildlife and helping protect the animals from poaching.

The documentary which follows an African elephant named Shani and her son Jomo as their herd make an epic journey across the Kalahari Desert premiered on the streaming service on 3 April in the US.

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Meghan recorded her narration in London last autumn.

In a pre-recorded interview which aired on Good Morning America on Monday, the duchess shared what it was like working on the project.

"I'm really grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of bringing the story of elephants to life. I've been very lucky to be able to have hands-on experience with elephants in their natural habitat."

She added that elephants are majestic, sensitive and connected.

"We see in this film just how remarkable they are — their memories are amazing, the close connection of the heard, their protectiveness of their young. I think they're a lot more like us than they are different."

Meghan hopes that people will realise from the film that we are all connected. "And if we had more of an awareness about the obstacles they're facing, I think we'd take care of each other, this planet and animals in a very different way," she says.


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