In the video, which aired Monday, the Duchess of Sussex says she’s “really grateful to be able to bring this story of elephants to life.”
“I’ve been really lucky to be able to have hands-on experience with elephants in their natural habitat,” the royal says. “When you spend time connecting to them in their wildlife, you understand that we have a role to play in their preservation and their safety.”
“I hope that when people see this film, they’d realize how connected we all are,” Meghan says toward the end of the clip. “If we had more of an awareness about the obstacles they’re facing, I think we’d take care of each other, this planet, and animals in a very different way.”
The movie focuses on a herd of elephants on a monthslong journey to find water. Three main elephants steal the show: Gaia, the 50-year-old matriarch, her sister Shani, who is 40, and Shani’s adorable 1-year-old son, Jomo. Proceeds from the project will benefit the charity organization Elephants Without Borders.
The project was released April 3 on Disney Plus, days after Harry and Meghan officially stepped back from the royal family on March 31. … see more