Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been seen in new footage from the Lion King premiere in July “pitching” for work.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were filmed speaking to the film’s director Jon Favreau and the clip has emerged since the couple confirmed they will not use their HRH titles when they step back as senior royals to seek private work.
During the footage unearthed by the Mail on Sunday , Prince Harry is seen telling Mr Favreau: “Next time, anyone needs any extra voiceover work.
“We can make ourselves available.”
Meghan cuts across her husband and says: “That’s really why we’re here – it’s the pitch.”
After which Harry said: “Just not Scar” in a reference to the evil uncle in The Lion King who kills his brother Mufasa and frames Simba for the crime in an attempt to steal the kingdom.
Currently the royals are in a transition period where they will continue to conduct royal duties, but are planning their departure from royal life.
The couple is expected to begin the new arrangements this spring, meaning Meghan is likely to return to the UK until that time.
In terms of the future, the couple are seeking a trademark for the Sussex Royal brand, which is estimated to be worth millions by branding experts.
Meghan has also retained her Hollywood team of agents and publicists and is reportedly already in discussions about future showbiz projects.
Prince Harry meanwhile has signed a deal for a six-part series on Apple TV+ which he is producing with Oprah Winfrey and which focuses on mental health.