MEGHAN Markle revealed she feels connected to elephants because they're protective of their young, in her first interview since her royal exit.
In the interview – which was taped last year when she recorded her narration for the Elephant film – Meghan spoke about her experience working on the Disney documentary.
"These creatures are so majestic and at the same time they are so sensitive and so connected. We see in this film just how remarkable they are," Meghan said in the clip, which aired Monday on Good Morning America.
"Their memories are amazing – the close connection of the herd, the protectiveness of their young," she added.
Meghan, mother to her 11-month-old son Archie, said she feels humans and elephants are more similar than people may think.
"I think they’re a lot more like us than they are different," she said.
Meghan, 38, does a voice-over of the documentary – which began streaming earlier this month on Disney+ – narrating the elephant family's journey.
The Disney film follows an elephant family on a 1,000-mile journey across Africa over eight months.
Meghan said in the interview she hopes the documentary helps people realize how different creatures and the environment across the globe are connected.
"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 they’re facing, I think we’d take care of each other, this planet and animals in a very different way," Meghan said.
This is her first return to the screen since she left her acting job on Suits and gained her former role as the Duchess of Sussex, when she married Prince Harry, 35.
Meghan expressed her gratitude in being able to take part in the film – which husband Prince Harry played a role in laying the groundwork for her to be a part of.
"I’m really grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of bringing this story of elephants to life," Meghan said.
"I’ve been very lucky to be able to have hands-on experience with elephants in their natural habitat.
"When you spend time connecting to them and the other wildlife, you really understand we have a role to play in their preservation and their safety," she added.
Disneynature and the Disney Conservation Fund are supporting non-profit organization Elephants Without Borders, which works in Botswana to protect elephants as the film premieres, Good Morning America reported.
Prince Harry and Meghan previously have worked in Botswana – including a trip in 2017 – to work with the charity.
The interview airing comes just weeks after Meghan and Prince Harry's official exit from the Royal Family.
It was announced earlier this year that Meghan and Prince Harry would be stepping back from their roles as senior members of the Royal Family.
Just days after they made their exit as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the Elephants documentary aired.
The couple are now living in Los Angeles, where they are reportedly eyeing million-dollar mansions.
Meghan and Harry yesterday were spotted delivering food to people in Los Angeles amid the coronavirus lockdown.
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