Meghan Markle signed deal with Disney - report

Meghan Markle signed deal with Disney - report
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Meghan Markle has reportedly signed a deal with Disney.

The Times of London reports that the Duchess of Sussex - who is currently embroiled in a seismic royal drama after announcing her and Prince Harry's desire to step down as senior royals - will do a voiceover in return for a donation to the Elephants Without Borders charity.

The organisation helps to protect elephants by conserving wildlife and natural resources.

According to The Times' royal reporter Valentine Low, the Duchess of Sussex recorded the voiceover before she and her husband travelled to Canada for a six-week winter break. It's not known what the Disney project is.

The move may signal one of the ways Meghan and Harry will become financially independent as they announced they wanted to in their now-famous Thursday statement.

The pair said they also want to split their time between North America and the United Kingdom. Meghan, a former actress, is said to want to spend time in California - where Disney and other film studios are based - which is where her mother, Doria Ragland lives.

The announcement has sent shockwaves around the globe and received a sharp response from Buckingham Palace which said the issues were "complicated" and discussions were only in an early stage.

The Queen is said to be furious, while Prince Charles and William are understood to be angry they only received notice of the statement 10 minutes before its release.

It has also been reported that Meghan is in talks to work with fashion house Givenchy, who designed her wedding dress. 

"Meghan is very connected in the fashion industry and there are a lot of major labels who would like to partner with her on projects," a source reportedly told The Sun. 

"There have already been active discussions with Givenchy. Some of these deals could be worth millions of pounds. I'm sure she is going to link some of the initiatives to their foundation."