British royal Meghan Markle signed deal with Disney: report


Posted at Jan 11 2020 09:38 PM | Updated as of Jan 12 2020 04:32 PM

British royal Meghan Markle signed deal with Disney: report 1
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, exits a hotel in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York in this February 19, 2019 file photo. Carlo Allegri, Reuters

LONDON -- Meghan, the wife of Britain's Prince Harry, has agreed to record a voiceover for Disney in return for the company making a donation to a charity that works to protect elephants, the London-based Times reported on Saturday.

Meghan and Harry blindsided the royal family on Wednesday by unexpectedly announcing they would be stepping back from their roles to spend more time in North America, and "work to become financially independent."

The Times gave no details about what Meghan's voiceover would involve, but said Disney would make a donation to the charity Elephants Without Borders in return. The newspaper did not say where the information had come from.

A spokeswoman for Meghan, whose official title is the Duchess of Sussex, had no immediate comment on the report.