The Duchess of Disney: Meghan Markle to narrate Elephant film as first showbiz job post-Megxit

The Duchess of Sussex has secured her first showbiz job following her and Prince Harry's decision to step back from the royal family. 

Meghan Markle will narrate the upcoming Disneynature movie Elephant, set for release on April 3, it was announced via Twitter today. 

Rumours of the voice-over gig swirled earlier this year and were bolstered by footage of the couple at the premiere of Disney's Lion King reboot, where Harry was seen touting Meghan's performance skills

"You know she does voice-overs," Harry told former Disney CEO Bob Iger of Meghan, who previously starred on the TV show Suits

"She's really interested," he added. 

Another resurfaced clip showed Meghan and Harry joking with Lion King director Jon Favreau about work opportunities. 

"If anyone needs any extra voiceover work... we'll make ourselves available," Harry is seen telling Favreau on the red carpet. 

"That's really why we're here - to pitch!" Meghan added, laughing. 

After the first reports that Meghan might collaborate with Disney, some commentators suspected the job would be a way for the pair to achieve financial independence from the royal family. However, the Duchess reportedly did not get paid a fee for her voiceover services. Instead, proceeds from the film are said to go directly to wildlife conservation charity Elephants Without Borders. 

The trailer for the film doesn't include any of Meghan's voice over work, but does reveal the story follows a "family's extraordinary 1000-mile journey across Africa on an adventure that will change their lives".