Meghan Markle (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Meghan Markle, wife of Britain's Prince Harry, has signed a voiceover deal with Disney. The former actor, who quit the profession when she got engaged to Harry in 2017, inked a deal to work with the studio in return for a donation to an elephant charity, according to The Times.
The charity is Elephants Without Borders, a conservationist group that focuses on protecting elephants from poachers. Meghan recorded her voiceover in November, before she and Harry left the UK for a six-week break in Canada with their son Archie.
The news comes after she and Harry announced on Wednesday their intention to step back as senior royals. The couple indicated in their statement that they want to be free to work on their own terms while continuing to support the work of Queen Elizabeth II, Harry's grandmother.
Recently Prince Harry and his wife Meghan declared they will "work to become financially independent" - a move that has not been clearly spelled out and could be fraught with obstacles. The couple indicated in their statement Wednesday that they want to be free to work on their own terms while continuing to support the work of Queen Elizabeth II, Harry's grandmother. And that could be a problem, some royal watchers say.
"I don't think it is going to work, to be honest," said David McClure, a television producer and writer who examined the wealth of the royal family in his book "Royal Legacy". "How can you be half in, half out - Half the week perform public duties and the other half earn your own income with TV, lectures, books - It is fraught with dangers," he said.
But they may still continue to rely heavily on private funding provided by Harry's father, Prince Charles, who controls a vast and lucrative estate. Charles is not allowed to sell any of its real estate or other assets - but he is entitled to the annual income it generates, which in the last year was roughly USD 28.2 million.