Just days after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they would be stepping down from their royal duties, Meghan Markle has reportedly signed a deal with Disney.
Deadline reports that the partnership, which is reportedly on an “unspecified project in return for a donation to an elephant charity,” will help the organisation Elephants Without Borders.
The publication reports that the deal was “signed before the recent uproar over Markle and husband Prince Harry’s plans to disengage from the Royal Family and pursue other opportunities.”
They also claim that the couple and Disney had a “pre-existing relationship” after the company “gave them a watercolour Winnie-the-Pooh animation to celebrate their child Archie’s birth.” It’s also important to note that the couple attended the premiere of Disney’s The Lion King remake in July 2019.
Prince Harry chatting up his wife’s Meghan Markle skills with ABC CEO Bob Iger at The Lion King premiere to get her the voiceover job she landed with Disney.
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In terms of the project, TODAY states that Markle had reportedly “already completed the voiceover work prior to the couple’s Christmas holiday in Canada.”
The news comes just days after the Duke and Duchess announced that they would “step back” as senior members of the royal family and will now divide their time between the UK and North America.