Meghan Markle made her first appearance on television since announcing that she would be stepping down as a member of the Royal family on ‘Good Morning America’ Monday.
The clip, which was prerecorded in the summer of 2019, showed the duchess promoting her latest project ‘Elephant,’ a Disney nature documentary that she narrated for the network’s Disney+ streaming service.
Markle discussed how important she felt the work on the documentary was and how her time with elephants made her realize a connection she felt to them.
“I’m really grateful to have the opportunity of bringing the story of elephants to life,” Markle said to lead off her brief appearance on ‘Good Morning America’ Monday morning, “I’ve been very lucky to be able to have hands-on experience with elephants in their natural habitat. When you spend time connecting with them and the other wildlife, you really understand we have a role to play in their preservation and safety,” she continued to discuss in the prerecorded video segment.
“I hope that when people see this film they realize how connected we all are, and if we had more of an awareness about the obstacles we’re facing, I think we’d take care of each other, this planet and animals in a very different way,” the former member of the British Royal family said.
The program originally announced on Sunday that Markle would be sitting down for a live interview with ‘Good Morning America,’ but later noted that a representative clarified that she would be showing the prerecorded video.
Following their highly controversial departure from the Royal family, Markle, Prince Harry, and their son, Archie, relocated to Vancouver Island in Canada, where they spent some time finalizing the details of their royal departure. The family then decided to relocate once again to Markle’s home of Los Angeles, prior to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, they have since reportedly become the most high profile residents of their area, outshining even the A-list celebrities that share the same zip code.
“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.” the couple shared in a statement to their joint Instagram at the time of their departure.