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Meghan Markle discusses “strong and long-lasting” Bonds in Documentary

The upcoming Disney Nature documentary Elephant sees Meghan Markle discuss a topic very close to her heart - family loyalty. She may be discussing Elephants but Meghan's first voiceover project since leaving the royals addresses a rather big elephant in the room - family ties. The Duchess of Sussex, 38, provides the voice over on the new wildlife film that will be made available on streaming service Disney+ on Friday. The film follows a family of African elephants as they cross the Kalahari Desert with their herd to find a lush paradise. However, matriarch Gaia and her sister Shani and Shani's baby boy Jomo find that dangers lie ahead in the form of dangerous predators, the brutal heat, and a lack of food resources. The Duchess of Sussex gives an enthusiastic and family-friendly vocal performance for the film, as we follow Shani as she becomes a matriarch in her own right, who will "bring her own style of leadership." This quality is surely something the Duchess will identify with as she is striking out from the royal family with her own baby son and husband. Meghan also speaks about the strength of familial and friendship bonds between elephants. She says over a scene of elephants gathering: "The emotional bond between elephants are as strong and long-lasting as our own." Familial bonds appear to have been tested for Meghan's familial connections of late. The documentary proves to be the Duchess' first major project since she and husband Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, controversially quit their roles as senior members of the royal family to carve their own futures away from public duties. It has been reported that Meghan and Harry are now making a new home in Los Angeles with baby son Archie despite previously moving to Canada - a move which resulted in some anger from Donald Trump. The US president tweeted: "I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom. "It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom, would reside permanently in Canada. "Now they have left Canada for the U.S. however, the U.S. will not pay for their security protection. They must pay!" The pair recently posted a goodbye on their Sussex Instagram account, writing: "Thank you to this community - for the support, the inspiration and the shared commitment to the good in the world." They added: "We look forward to reconnecting with you soon. You've been great!" Elephant is released on Disney+ on Friday, April 3, 2020. Source
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