Prince Harry seen asking Disney boss to give Meghan Markle a voiceover job in video from 'Lion King' premiere
Meghan Markle has reportedly finalized a voiceover deal with Disney and, it has now been revealed that the deal was made possible by her husband Prince Harry.
A recently surfaced video shows him talking franchise boss Bob Iger into signing a deal with his wife Meghan.
The video, from the 'Lion King' London premiere last July, shows the Duke of Sussex speaking at length with the Disney chief about his actress wife's apparent "interest" in getting involved in the voiceover industry.
In the very hush-hush conversation, captured on video by a fan, Harry can be seen gesturing to Meghan and telling Iger, "You do know she does voiceovers, right?" A surprized Iger responds: "Ah, I did not know that." Harry smiles and says: "You seem surprised. She's really interested," to which the Disney boss then replies: "We'd love to try. That's a great idea."
Just a day ago, The Times revealed that Meghan has indeed signed a voiceover deal with The Walt Disney Company in exchange for a donation to Elephants Without Borders, a wildlife charity that works with tracking and protecting the animals from poachers.
The premiere from last summer which was packed with all the big names from the industry also raised funds for Harry's conservation projects in Africa, especially in raising awareness for the decreasing number of lions in Kenya.
Alongside celebrities like Beyonce and Elton John, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had attended the event in their capacity as senior royals—a position that they have now announced they are stepping down from.
Meghan is reported to have recorded the voiceover before she, husband Harry and their son Archie headed to enjoy their six-week-long Christmas break to Canada in a £10.7million mansion on Vancouver Island.
Her friends have claimed she wants to try directing as well, as she wishes to keep her ties with the industry but she is just not ready to have her face on the big screen yet.
This new venture of dabbling in voiceover is also assumed to be how the royal couple plan on becoming "financially independent" as they announced over Instagram this week that they'll be stepping back from the royal family.
According to experts, becoming brand ambassadors for global giants like Disney or even Apple could earn the couple tens of millions annually, even though they are yet to announce how they plan on becoming financially independent.
Certain reports even suggest that over Christmas, senior royals even accused the pair of already signing the deal with 'firms including Disney'.