Granddaughter claims Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s use of Mandela’s name is ‘infuriating and boring’

Meghan - Chris Jackson/Reuters

Meghan – Chris Jackson/Reuters

Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter has criticized the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for using the name of the former South African president in their latest documentary to lure Netflix viewers.

In an interview with The Australian, social activist and author Ndileka Mandela said he admired Harry and Meghan for having the courage to leave the royal family but said they left them “deeply shaken”. Use your leader’s legacy to fund your life in California.

from Johannesburg, Couple’s 7-part Netflix documentary Live To Lead — Released on New Year’s Eve and inspired by anti-apartheid activists — she said the prince must follow his own script.

“Harry needs to be real and stick to his own story. What relevance does Grandpa’s life have to him?” she said.

“Probably when Harry was young at Buckingham Palace, neither he nor Meghan properly met his grandpa, but they used his quotes in the documentary to draw people in, without the Mandela family benefiting. Earn millions.

“I know the Nelson Mandela Foundation is supporting this initiative, but people have been stealing my grandfather’s quotes for years and know his name sells, so I’m going to keep his legacy. I’ve been using it.Harry and Meghan are the same as them.

“I admire Harry for having the confidence to get out of such an iconic organization as the royal family. Grandpa rebelled against arranged marriages and found his own way in life.”

“But it comes at a price. After that, I have to fund my own life. I used my grandpa’s name to make peace with people, but I still get terribly upset every time it happens.” and it’s boring.”

Ndileka Mandela - Maurizio Degl Innocenti/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

Ndileka Mandela – Maurizio Degl Innocenti/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

During a visit in 2015, Prince Harry told the Nelson Mandela Center of Memory:

Last July, he paid tribute to the anti-apartheid hero on Nelson Mandela International Day, revealing a wall with a picture of his mother with Mandela.

Princess Diana met Mandela in Cape Town just three months before he died in August 1997.

Harry observed his mother’s “sassiness” in images while paying tribute to the former president of South Africa. Keynote address at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

he said:

“This photo was a gift from the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu. When I first saw the photo, my mother’s happy face, playfulness and even sassiness jumped out at me.

“The pure joy of communing with another soul committed to the service of humanity.

“Then I saw Mandela, here was the man carrying the burden of the world.

“But in that picture and many others, he’s still radiant, you can see the goodness of his humanity, and he’s still alive with a beautiful spirit that lifts everyone around him.”

Nelson Mandela - ANNA ZIEMINSKI/AFP/Getty Images

Nelson Mandela – ANNA ZIEMINSKI/AFP/Getty Images

The couple’s latest series is part of a multi-million dollar deal with Netflix.

Create your profile before the release of Live To Lead Seven ‘leaders’ defined and chosen by couplesNetflix chronicled the royal exit with Harry and Meghan, the most-watched documentary in the streaming platform’s history.

All 6 episode serieswhen released in two parts, the couple criticized the royal family and the British media, saying that palace aides were ready to lie to protect Prince William, but they weren’t. claimed.

The Duke also accused the publisher of the British Mail on Sunday of causing his wife’s miscarriage.

Co-produced with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Leading Alive features the late Mandela, the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and environmental activist Greta Thunberg.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern agreed to be interviewed several years ago by a foundation that “focuses on young leaders and creates resources for future leaders”.

She recently tweeted that she first learned she was drawn into the Sussex project when: Netflix Releases Live to Lead Trailerwas released on Sunday.

A documentary about Duke’s Invictus game called Heart of Invictus is also set to be released next year.

Live to Lead goes ahead The Duke’s memoir Spare will be published on January 10.

In a recent interview, the Duchess of Sussex claimed that a South African cast member of the 2019 production of The Lion King told her the public. celebrated her wedding in the same way as Mandela’s release Out of prison in 2013.

Mandela, 57, director of the Tembekile Mandela Foundation, said the hero of apartheid was released from prison because “generations of our people have given their lives (and) It is the culmination of nearly 350 years of struggle that has cost the lives of the Prime Minister and Ms Markle.” Marriage can never be compared to celebrating grandpa’s release. ”

“It’s chalk and cheese. There’s no comparison,” she said.