Meghan Markle reportedly signs Disney deal

Meghan Markle has reportedly signed a voiceover deal with Disney. (File/AFP)
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Updated 12 January 2020

Meghan Markle reportedly signs Disney deal

  • Disney will make a donation to Elephants Without Borders in return for Markle’s work on an unspecified project

DUBAI: Meghan Markle has reportedly signed a voiceover deal with Disney in return for a donation to an elephant charity.

According to Deadline and The Times of London, Disney will make a donation to Elephants Without Borders in return for Markle’s work on an unspecified project.

The deal was reportedly signed before Markle and Prince Harry announced their plans to distance themselves from their royal responsibilities and pursue other opportunities.

Disney has long shown love for the couple and even gave them a watercolor Winnie-the-Pooh animation to celebrate their son Archie’s birth in 2019.


What We Are Reading Today: The Age of Hiroshima

Updated 19 January 2020

What We Are Reading Today: The Age of Hiroshima

Authors: Michael D. Gordin and G. John Ikenberry

On Aug. 6, 1945, in the waning days of World War II, the US dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The city’s destruction stands as a powerful symbol of nuclear annihilation, but it has also shaped how we think about war and peace, the past and the present, and science and ethics. 

The Age of Hiroshima traces these complex legacies, exploring how the meanings of Hiroshima have reverberated across the decades and around the world, says a review on the Princeton University Press website.

Michael D. Gordin and G. John Ikenberry bring together leading scholars from disciplines ranging from international relations and political theory to cultural history and science and technology studies, who together provide new perspectives on Hiroshima as both a historical event and a cultural phenomenon. 

As an event, Hiroshima emerges in the flow of decisions and hard choices surrounding the bombing and its aftermath. As a phenomenon, it marked a revolution in science, politics, and the human imagination — the end of one age and the dawn of another.