A Video's Surfaced Of Prince Harry Pitching Megan’s Voiceover Skills To The CEO Of Disney
It’s been a huge week for the British royal family, with Harry and Meghan announcing that they are stepping back as ‘senior royals’ (more on what that actually means here). Then came the Queen’s clipped response; wild rumours that the royal family had no idea about Harry and Meghan’s plans; an all-round media sh*tstorm; and the hasty removal of the pair’s wax figures from Madame Tussauds’ Royal Family exhibit (the pettiness!).
“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA
Wherever you sit on Harry and Meghan’s exit, it poses some big questions for the royal family, and it’ll take some time to figure out what the future will look like for Prince Harry and Meghan as royals. (Prince Harry is said to be meeting with Prince Charles, Prince William and the Queen on Monday – UK time – to figure out the next steps, according to reports by the Washington Post.)
What the step back does mean for the couple is that they can look for work outside of their royal duties. Reports surfaced over the weekend that Meghan has already done just that, landing a voiceover gig with Disney. Keep in mind, though, that this isn’t a paid gig – Disney will be donating what they would have paid Meghan to the charity Elephants Without Borders at her request. It hasn’t been announced yet what the reported voiceover work is either.
Meghan’s gig marks the couple’s first step towards independence, and it looks like Harry may have played a part in her landing the role too. A video has surfaced online that shows Harry doing the bidding for his wife at the premiere of the Lion King in London with the CEO of Disney, Bob Iger, a few months back, and it’s actually a pretty sweet show of support.
While Megs was chatting to Beyoncé, Harry took the opportunity to speak to the Disney’s CEO about his wife’s interest in getting back into voiceover work. “You know she does voiceovers?” Prince Harry said to Bob. “Oh really?” Bob replied. “You seem surprised but yeah she’s really interested,” Harry adds. “Sure, we’d love to try,” Bob said. Watch the chat in full below.
this is the extended version of that clip (audio boosted) with Harry chatting up Disney CEO Bob Iger for a job for Meghan Markle as the Duchess chats up Beyonce and Jay-Z The event was in London on Sunday July 14, 2019. (that look 😲 on Susan Iger's face ) #Megxit pic.twitter.com/AzqjwsaoUm
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There’s been some criticism of Prince Harry and Meghan’s decision to step back as ‘senior royals’, especially because they’re not actually renouncing their titles (this article from UK blogger From Berkshire To Buckingham gives some insight to the criticism) and will still receive the benefits of being royal figures while not being bound by the traditional rules royals usually have to follow. But who can blame the pair for wanting to take a step back from such an incredibly public position? In short: it’s complicated, and it'll be interesting to see what happens next. One thing we can tell you is that the drama won't play out on The Crown anytime soon.
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