Meghan Markle Makes First Post-Royal TV Appearance in Taped Interview on ‘Good Morning America’

Meghan Markle was just spotted on the small screen for the first time since stepping down as a senior member of the royal family. 

Yup, the Duchess of Sussex appeared on Good Morning America on Monday in a prerecorded interview promoting her latest Disneynature documentary, Elephant. According to GMA, the interview was taped last summer, well before the Sussexes stepped away from royal life.

During the interview, the 38-year-old expressed her excitement and gratitude for being part of the project. 

“I am really grateful to have the opportunity of bringing this story of elephants to life,” said Markle. “These creatures are so majestic and at the same time they are so sensitive and so connected.” She also touched upon her personal experiences with these animals, including her trip to Botswana with Prince Harry. 

“I've been very lucky to be able to have hands-on experience with the elephants in their natural habitat,” she continued. “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. We see in this film just how remarkable they are. Their memories are amazing. The close connection of the herd, the protectiveness of their young—I think they are a lot more like us than are different.”

In late March, Disney announced the 38-year-old Duchess of Sussex’s involvement in Elephant. If you didn’t know, Markle narrated the Disneynature documentary (with a little help from Prince Harry), and now it’s officially available to stream on Disney+.

We could definitely get used to seeing Meghan’s face on early morning television.