The surprising reason Meghan Markle chose to narrate Disney documentary

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  • Meghan Markle is narrating Disney’s ‘Elephant’ – but why did she choose it as her first post-royal project?

    While it’s no secret that Meghan wants to return to her acting roots amid their separation from the Royal Family, the real reason she chose this first project is quite surprising.

    Why did Meghan Markle choose to narrate Disney’s Elephant?

    She was inspired to narrate the documentary because she was ‘intrigued by the female empowerment’ of the animals, according to filmmakers.

    Elephant filmmaker Vanessa Berlowitz told People that Meghan was inspired after learning about the role of female elephants in a herd during her visit to Botswana with Prince Harry back in 2017.

    The family of elephants in the documentary begin their journey in Botswana, before travelling across the Kalahari Desert in search of water.

    So it’s no wonder the documentary is close to Meghan’s heart.

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    This afternoon, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day, alongside Her Majesty The Queen and Members of The Royal Family. The Commonwealth is a global network of 54 countries, working in collaboration towards shared economic, environmental, social and democratic goals, and the Service today seeks to highlight the vast community which spans every geographical region, religion and culture, embracing diversity amongst its population of 2.4 billion people, of which 60 percent are under 30 years old. As President and Vice-President of the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been passionate advocates of the Commonwealth having spent many years working closely with the next generation of Commonwealth leaders. The theme of the Commonwealth for 2020 is ‘Delivering A Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming', placing emphasis on youth, the environment, trade, governance, and ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and innovation. From working to protect the earth's natural resources and preserving the planet for generations to come, to championing fair trade and empowering the youth of today to transform the communities of tomorrow, the Service celebrates the Commonwealth's continued commitment to delivering a peaceful, prosperous and more sustainable future for all. Photo © PA

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    Vanessa Berlowitz said, ‘She 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 added, ‘She was absolutely fascinated by that.’

    Meghan recorded her narration last October in London’s Pinewood Studios.

    The news comes after Meghan and Harry’s final out of office message was revealed.

    The message reads, ‘Many thanks for your email. The office for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has now closed.’

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