HomeThe Royal FamilyIs Prince Harry Profiting From Nelson Mandela's Legacy? His Granddaughter Thinks So

    Is Prince Harry Profiting From Nelson Mandela’s Legacy? His Granddaughter Thinks So

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been making headlines ever since one can remember. When the couple started dating, their names have been consistently appearing in tabloids and newspapers for good or bad. But, recently, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been making headlines for their explosive docu series on Netflix titled ‘Harry & Meghan’. In the two part documentary, the couple have made some explosive revelations about their time with the Royal Family and the subsequent exit.

    Harry and Meghan have struck a $100 million deal with Netflix. On December 31st, 2022, Netflix released another seven part interview series titled ‘Live To Lead’. In the series, there are interviews of some of the most influential personalities in the world like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Greta Thunberg, Albie Sachs, and others. The series got converted into an audio visual medium after it was released as eight books in 2020 in collaboration with Nelson Mandela foundation. Now, Mandela’s granddaughter slams Prince Harry for profiting over the apartheid leader’s legacy.

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    Ndileka Mandela Criticized Prince Harry For Pushing His Agenda Using Her Grandfather’s Name

    Ndileka Mandela criticises Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
    Ndileka Mandela criticises Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have already been facing heat due to their new Netflix docu series. The couple got listed in the list of narcissists in a Politico op-ed. Royal Family courtiers have been criticized for putting the late Queen Elizabeth II in a bad light. Now, the granddaughter of the great personality with whose inspiration they have based the show on is criticizing them.

    In the trailer, the couple used a Nelson Mandela quote. Harry began, “What counts in life is not mere fact that we have lived”. Marble continues, “It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead”. The director of the series, Geoff Blackwell has been promoting the work of Nelson Mandela in various mediums. The ‘Blackwell & Ruth’ Foundation and the Nelson Mandela foundation collaborated to bring this mammoth project into reality.

    Ndileka Mandela gave an interview with The Australian where she has expressed her protest against ‘Live To Lead’. She admired Meghan and Harry’s courage to exit the Royal Family. She said, “I admire Harry for having the confidence to break away from an institution as iconic as the royal family”.

    Mandela continued, “Grandad rebelled against an arranged marriage to find his own path in life. But it comes at a price, you have to then fund your own life, I’ve made peace with people using grandad’s name but it’s still deeply upsetting and tedious every time it happens”.

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    She Suggests The Duke Of Sussex To Be More Authentic

    The couple with Nelson Mandela's wife
    The couple with Nelson Mandela’s wife

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have some great attachment to the continent of Africa. The couple have most of their philanthropy work based in Africa. They were also deciding to shift to South Africa after the exit. The new series is made in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the ‘Blackwell & Ruth’ have the medium rights for it. But, Ndileka has alleged that the family did not receive any monetary compensation.

    She also thinks that Prince Harry should be more authentic considering the two as a couple never met Nelson Mandela. She continued, “Harry needs to be authentic and stick to his own story, what relevance does grandad’s life have with his? I don’t believe he nor Meghan have ever properly met granddad, maybe when Harry was young at Buckingham Palace”.

    Mandela continued, “But they are using his quotations in the documentary to draw in people and make millions without the Mandela family benefiting. I know the Nelson Mandela Foundation has supported the initiative but people have stolen grandfather’s quotes for years and have used his legacy because they know his name sells – Harry and Meghan are no different from them”.

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    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise is a Sub-Editor at FirstCuriosity. He has more than 2 years of experience in Entertainment content writing with the organization. Besides being a journalist and humanist, he loves cinema and intersectionality, basically everything that screams love, hope, and of course, Lady Gaga. Nishant loves and breathes popular culture, music, especially hip-hop and pop, and the royal family drama. Along with that, he takes great interest in the happenings in the technology world and politics. He is an LGBTQIA+ ally. Approach him with an apple juice to discuss Modern Family, Pose, and Schitt’s Creek.

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