Tonight, Meghan walked her very first red carpet premiere as a member of the Royal Family, with Harry, by attending the London premiere of Disney’s ‘The Lion King’, a re-imagining of the 1994 classic. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the event in Leicester Square, and met the casting of the film (Beyonce, Seth Rogen, Keegan Michael-Kay, Billy Eichner…) and its director Jon Favreau (who directed Iron Man and its sequel as well as the 2016 re-imagining of Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’). Harry and Meghan also reunited with Sir Elton John, who composed new arrangements and new music for the film.
The premiere was held in support of the conservation and community work of His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex through The Royal Foundation, as well as the global conservation campaign ‘Protect The Pride’ Disney launched on par with the release of ‘The Lion King’.
Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ – Protect The Pride
In celebration of the release of Disney’s The Lion King, the upcoming groundbreaking feature film helmed by Jon Favreau in theaters July 19th, The Walt Disney Company is proud to announce a global conservation campaign to raise awareness and support the dwindling lion population across Africa.
Since Disney’s The Lion King was first released in theaters 25 years ago, half of Africa’s lions have disappeared. Lions face rising threats, such as poaching, loss of prey and destruction of habitats. However, research shows the lion population can recover.
Disney has already donated more than $1.5 million to Lion Recovery Fund and its partners and will make additional grants as well as invite fans to help double the donation for a total contribution of up to $3 million. Fans may participate by taking part in celebratory experiences and purchasing special edition products, as part of The Lion King Protect the Pride campaign.
[…] The Wildlife Conservation Network has established an unparalleled reputation for how they lead, manage and evaluate the programs they oversee. The Lion Recovery Fund is one of their premiere programs that supports organizations working across Africa to double the number of lions in the wild by 2050. By protecting lions, we also are protecting the health and well-being of the savanna, wildlife and communities who live alongside them.