After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they would be cutting ties with four major British tabloids, a never-before-seen interview with the duchess was aired on Good Morning America. The clip, which was pre-recorded last year, talks about the new Disneynature's Elephant documentary on Disney+ that Markle narrated.
Markle originally heard about the project back in 2017 when on a trip with Harry to Botswana, where she met the film's directors Mark Linfield and Vanessa Berlowitz for dinner. She later recorded the narration in 2019.
"I'm really grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of bringing the story of elephants to life," she said in the clip. "I've been very lucky to be able to have hands-on experience with elephants in their natural habitat," Markle continued. "When you spend time connecting with them and the other wildlife, you really understand we have a role to play in their preservation and their safety."
"These creatures are so majestic and, at the same time, they are so sensitive and so connected," Markle described of her four-legged friends. "We see in this film just how remarkable they are—their memories are amazing, the close connection of the heard, their protectiveness of their young. I think they're a lot more like us than they are different."
Watch the clip below:
The film was in partnership with Elephants Without Borders, an organisation in Botswana that works to reduce human-wildlife conflict in communities. Markle and Harry have visited Botswana many times as it holds a special place in their heart. The centre stone on Markle's engagement ring was also sourced from Botswana, where the couple spent most of the early days of their relationship.
"I hope that when people see this film, they realise how connected we all are and if we had more of an awareness about the obstacles they're facing," Markle said. "I think we'd take care of each other, this planet and animals in a very different way."
You can watch Elephant now on Disney+.