Meghan Markle Says She 'Understands' Elephants | 22 Words

Meghan Markle's first gig narrating a Disney documentary about elephants has been a huge success, and she has recently spoken about this wonderful experience.

Keep scrolling to hear what she had to say about how she "understands' elephants...

Meghan Markle has revolutionized the royal family...

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Since she started dating Prince Harry back in 2016, the world has become completely obsessed with the former actress.

The couple wed in May 2018...

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Meghan became the Duchess of Sussex, making her the first American, divorced, and black woman to join the royal family.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have worked tirelessly together to fulfill their royal duties...

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Since the wedding, Meghan has taken part in many royal tours and visits all around the world. Having her first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, hasn't stopped her from fulfilling her duties.

Naturally, the world fell in love with the new duchess...

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Her beautiful looks and elegant demeanor captured hearts all around the world, and her work for feminism and women's charities has set an excellent example within the Royal Family.

Cracks began to show early, however...

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Meghan was quickly criticized upon her entrance into the royal family, and not all complaints were because she "wasn't royal enough." A family feud with her father, Thomas Markle, was quickly made very public and, when he didn't attend the wedding, the heat was turned onto Meghan.

Her dad reportedly hasn't met his grandson yet.

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Thomas Markle made claims back in 2018 on British television breakfast show, Good Morning Britain, that Meghan had simply "ghosted" him, and he said: "I’ve still never met my son-in-law. Why couldn’t Prince Harry have got on a plane and flown to see me to ask for her hand?"

Sources claim that Meghan has cut all ties with her dad...

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Sources said that "it's a terribly sad situation but Meghan has made the very difficult decision that she doesn't have an active relationship with her father anymore." "It’s obviously heartbreaking for her but she has to protect herself, her husband and her son."

Meghan has also been branded a "diva" since she became royalty.

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Reports came through that Meghan was extremely high-maintenance in the palace and servers who worked for her had reportedly even quit their jobs due to her behavior. Of course, none of these reports are reliable, but they certainly made their way through newspapers around the world.

Even the Duke and Duchess' habit of flying in private jets caused a stir in the media...

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Amid current conversations about climate change, many people have noticed that the couple often use a private jet to fly from one part of England to the other, an extremely wasteful method of travel that will ultimately damage the environment. But, of course, Meghan was the one who faced most of the heat for this. The couple also recently made £2.4 million refurbishments to their Windsor home, Frogmore Cottage, which British taxpayers were not happy about - this was obviously all Meghan's fault too *eye roll*.

Meghan's parenting style was also criticized...

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She was repeatedly mom-shamed after paparazzi snaps emerged of her awkwardly holding baby Archie - a struggle that any new mom can totally relate to. Shaming a new parent is completely uncalled for, and this made it very obvious that the press were desperate to stir hate.

Meghan's eventful life is something that the papers simply love to pick apart...

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And it seems that British tabloid paper, The Mail on Sunday, took things a step too far by publishing an intimate and private letter that Meghan wrote to her father earlier this year.

The Duke and Duchess had no choice but to take legal action against publishers of the Daily Mail...

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This decision came as Prince Harry made a highly personal attack on the British tabloid press over the treatment of his wife, saying that he could "no longer be a silent witness to her private suffering."

It was taken very seriously...

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In a statement on the Sussex's official website, Harry announced that he will be going after the publishers of the Daily Mail for the misuse of private information, infringement of copyright, and the breach of the Data Protection Act 2018.

And shortly after the case was announced, a heartbreaking clip of Meghan opening up about her struggles surfaced online.

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The Duchess was speaking as part of an ITV documentary.

She opened up about the reality of living under the glare of the media spotlight...

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When asked how long she can manage the constant onslaught of attention, lack of privacy and ongoing tabloid rumors, Meghan revealed she just takes “each day as it comes," adding, “I think the grass is always greener. You have no idea. It’s really hard to understand what it’s like. I know what it seems like it should be, but it’s a very different thing," People reports.

She also pointed out that she knew life as a royal "wouldn't be easy."

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And that an element of scrutiny is to be expected - but only to a certain level. “I never thought that this would be easy, but I thought it would be fair. And that’s the part that’s really hard to reconcile," she said. “If things were fair … If I’d done something wrong, I’d be the first one to go ‘Oh my gosh, I’m so sorry. I would never do that,’ " she added. “But when people are saying things that are just untrue and they are being told they’re untrue but they’re allowed to still say them — I don’t know anybody in the world who would feel like that’s okay."

But then the interview took a heartbreaking turn...

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When asked if it “would be fair" to say that she’s “not really okay, as in it’s really been a struggle," Meghan responded, “Yes." “It’s okay," she said. “The good thing is that I’ve got my baby and I’ve got my husband and they’re the best." Meghan even thanked the presenter for asking how she is coping, saying: "Not many people have asked if I’m OK."

The impact of the clip was huge.

The clip quickly circulated Twitter, with people flocking to support Meghan and slam those who have continually been throwing her abuse.

It seems that things had well and truly got on top of the couple...

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As in January, the royal couple announced via their joint Instagram page that they were stepping down as senior members of the royal family. "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," the post read.

The couple will now split their time between North America and the UK.

"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."

This is a huge deal.

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Their move is bound to shake things up. "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."

Twitter exploded with reactions to the news, and they were certainly mixed.

Some were outraged, claiming that Meghan and Harry shouldn't be able to rely on the taxpayer while they becoming finically independent.

Others praised the royal couple for the move.

The reactions have been strong, to say the least.

Apparently, the pair didn't tell anyone about the news, instead opting to break it through Instagram.

According to the BBC, no other senior members of the Royal Family were consulted - including the Queen - and Buckingham Palace is "disappointed." The report also claims that senior royals are said to be "hurt" by the controversial announcement.

The Queen officially responded a day later...

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The Palace released a statement saying, "Discussions with The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage." "We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through."

Of course, the couple now has complete freedom in what they want to do with their lives...

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And while Harry will always remain loyal to his family, Meghan can now pursue other ventures outside of Royal protocol.

Reports have been popping up about what Meghan's next career move will be...

And sources have been claiming that the Duchess is trying to get back into acting.

It didn't take long for Meghan to announce her first job...

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Earlier this year, she announced that she will be voicing a new Disney documentary on elephants. The Duchess of Sussex will not be profiting from her collaboration with Disney. Instead, her profits will benefit Elephants Without Borders.

Elephants began streaming earlier this month exclusively on Disney+.

Although Meghan is only lending her voice to this documentary, it's great to see her getting back into her work as she steps down from royal life.

The documentary has so far had great reviews...

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And Good Morning America released a sneak peek into an exclusive interview with Meghan yesterday about her experience narrating the documentary.

Meghan spoke of how she is grateful to have been involved with the Disney documentary...

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And she hopes the documentary will teach people how similar humans are to elephants and how "connected" we actually are to them.

Meghan is very lucky to have had hands-on experience with wild elephants in the past...

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"When you spend time connecting with them and the other wildlife, you really understand them and you have a role to play in their conservation and their safety," she explained.

Meghan is clearly fascinated by these beautiful creatures...

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"These creatures are so majestic and, at the same time, they are so sensitive and so connected," she went on to say, "We see in this film how remarkable they are - their memories are amazing, the connection of the herd, the protection of their young... I think they're a lot more like us than they are different."

You can watch the preview of the interview here...

Make sure to keep scrolling to read about why fans are furious with Meghan and Harry in relation to the Queen's birthday...