Twitter users cry foul after footage of Prince Harry touting his wife Meghan Markle as a voiceover to Disney boss is REMOVED from social media platform
- Fan’s video caught Prince Harry collar Disney Ceo Bob Iger at Lion King premiere
- Duke of Sussex gestures to Meghan, saying: ‘You do know she does voiceovers?’
- Anger when it was removed – but emerged it was due to a copyright complaint
Twitter has come under fire after embarrassing footage of Prince Harry touting Meghan Markle for Disney voiceover work has been taken down.
The Duke of Sussex collared the company’s CEO Bob Iger and advertised his ex-actress partner’s ‘interest’ in doing the roles during a Lion King premiere in July.
During the hushed conversation, caught by a fan and which resurfaced at the weekend, the Prince gestures to Meghan and says: ‘You do know she does voiceovers?’
There was anger when footage of the Prince and Iger was being pulled down from Twitter – although it emerged that this was as a result of a copyright complaint
Iger can be heard replying: ‘Ah, I did not know that.’ Harry then responds: ‘You seem surprised. She’s really interested.’ The Disney chief then says: ‘We’d love to try. That’s a great idea.’
There was anger when footage of the Prince and Iger was being pulled down from Twitter – although it emerged that this was as a result of a copyright complaint and it is still available elsewhere.
Some social media users who had shared the clip no longer have the video on their feeds, with it instead saying: ‘Video not displayed.
‘This video has been removed in response to a report from the copyright holder.’
Another shared post said: ‘This media has been disabled in response to a report by the copyright owner.’
Twitter users questioned the company over why their posts had been removed.
One wrote: ‘They are trying to take down this video of Prince Harry asking the CEO of Disney to give Meghan a job! Be a shame if this went viral. Pls do not RT.’
Another posted: ‘Would be a shame if this clip went viral even though they’re trying to take it down…’
The Duke of Sussex collared the company’s CEO Bob Iger and advertised his ex-actress partner’s ‘interest’ in doing the roles during a Lion King premiere in July
Twitter users questioned the social media company over why their posts had been removed
One woman wrote: ‘It disappeared as I was watching the Prince Harry/ Megan video where he is asking and telling the Disney head that she does voice overs and would like a job etc.,. They have taken all videos down.’
And another added: ‘This video was removed but I had it saved. Recording resurfaces of #princeharry talking to #disney to lock in a deal for #MeghanMarkel months ago. #MEGXIT was in the works for a bit.’
A Twitter spokesman said: ‘Per our copyright policy, we respond to valid copyright complaints sent to us by a copyright owner or their authorized representatives.’
It was revealed by the Times on Saturday that Meghan has signed a voiceover deal with the Walt Disney in exchange for a donation to Elephants Without Borders, a wildlife charity that helps to track and protect the animals from poachers.
The star-studded premiere last summer raised funds for Harry’s conservation projects in Africa, particularly raising awareness of the dwindling numbers of lions in Kenya.
Alongside a raft of celebrities including Beyoncé and Elton John, the Duke and Duchess attended the event in their capacity as senior Royals, a position they are poised to renounce.
Meghan recorded the voiceover before the royal couple left for their six-week Christmas break to Canada in a £10.7million mansion on Vancouver Island.
The couple – pictured outside Canada House in London last week – have yet to say exactly how they will meet their ambition to ‘become financially independent’
Friends say Meghan is keen to try her hand at directing too, as she wants to keep close ties with the film industry but doesn’t want to have her face on the big screen again just yet.
Yet branching into voiceovers could be a hint towards how the couple become ‘financially independent’ when they cut ties with the Royal Family.
Experts said becoming a brand ambassador for a global giant such as or Apple could earn the couple tens of millions annually. A nine-figure sum each year – $100million – would add up to $1billion (£760million) over a decade.
The couple have yet to say exactly how they will meet their ambition to ‘become financially independent’.
But their unique stellar cachet – blending blue blood and Hollywood royalty – could net them huge amounts.
The Queen yesterday made the historic announcement that Harry and Meghan would step back as senior Royals and split their time between Canada and the UK in an agreement to be finalised within days.
Her Majesty made clear her deep disappointment at the couple’s decision to quit their Royal duties and said there will be ‘a transition period’ while the final settlement between the Family and the Duke and Duchess is hammered out.