Prince Harry tries to get Meghan Markle a Disney job in resurfaced video from Lion King premiere

Prince Harry can be heard pitching his wife Meghan Markle's voice over talents to the chief executive of Disney in a recently-resurfaced video taken at the Lion King premiere. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the event in July last year, where it seems Prince Harry was already looking for new opportunities outside of the royal family. 

In the clip, Prince Harry is speaking with Disney chief executive Bob Iger, while Meghan chats with a nearby Jay-Z and Beyoncé. 

"You know she does voice-overs," Harry says, gesturing to the former Suits actress. 

"Oh, really?" Iger replies. 

"Did you know that?" Prince Harry says. "You seem surprised." 

"She’s really interested," he adds. 

"Sure," Iger responds. "We’d love to try." 

The footage has resurfaced following news that Meghan has already signed a deal with Disney, just a few days on from the couple's bombshell announcement about "stepping back" from the royal family. 

The Times of London reports the Duchess will do a voiceover in return for a donation to the Elephants Without Borders charity. 

In another clip from the Lion King premiere, the Disney chief executive appears to tell Meghan: "Email me". 

Online commentators have dubbed Harry's touting of Meghan's voiceover skills "royally cringeworthy," claiming he was "begging" and "grovelling". 

Meanwhile, a "royal showdown" is reportedly looming as the Queen calls a royal family crisis meeting to discuss Harry and Meghan's future, to take place in Sandringham on Monday (local time).