It was lately reported that Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter had accused Prince Harry and Meghan Markle of ‘utilizing’ her grandfather’s legacy for revenue of their Netflix documentary collection Live to Lead, which she had allegedly known as ‘deeply upsetting and tedious’. Now, the late Nelson Mandela’s oldest grandchild, author and social activist Ndileka Mandela, has mentioned in a brand new piece she wrote for a publication that ‘it was time to inform the reality’ about Prince Harry, Meghan and her grandfather. Also learn: Prince William, Kate Middleton were ‘religious’ fans of Suits before meeting Meghan Markle, Prince Harry says in new book
It was earlier reported that Ndileka had mentioned in an interview that she was sad with Harry and Meghan for name-dropping her grandfather in Netflix‘s Live to Lead (2022), and allegedly mentioned that folks ‘have used his legacy as a result of they know his identify sells’. In her new piece, Ndileka broke her silence days after her assertion made headlines. She has now mentioned that the phrases had been wrongly attributed to her. Ndileka additionally mentioned she was ‘mortified to have seen how her phrases had been twisted’ in such a means as to distort her real considerations in regards to the industrial exploitation of her late grandfather’s legacy. Speaking about Meghan, she added that her grandfather’s identify was misused to assault a girl of color, who was ‘hounded out of the British royal household’.
She wrote in a bit for UK-based The Independent, “When people accused me recently of criticising Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for ‘profiteering’ from my grandfather’s name, I was shocked. Because it was false. I had never accused Harry and Meghan of doing this. Instead, I was misquoted, leading to global news coverage that weaponised my name – and the name of my grandfather, the late anti-apartheid activist and first president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela – to target a woman of colour.”
She additionally mentioned that she ‘unequivocally helps’ Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s stand – and their use of her grandfather’s identify. Ndileka additional wrote within the aforementioned piece, “In reality, I greatly admire Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for their courageous commitment to defending those less privileged than them – vulnerable people, women, and people of colour. I welcomed the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s brilliant partnership with them on Live to Lead, and I celebrate the inspiration that Harry and Meghan take from my grandfather’s legacy for their social activism.”
Live to Lead, which premiered on Netflix final month, was impressed by Nelson Mandela, in line with Prince Harry. In a 2015 speech on the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Johannesburg, South Africa, Harry had mentioned that he had met the chief earlier than he died in 2013, a reminiscence Harry mentioned he has ‘treasured’ ever since. Harry and Meghan married in May 2018. Years later, in January 2020, they introduced they are going to step down as ‘senior royals’ and work to grow to be financially extra impartial, earlier than transferring to the US, the place they now reside with their kids Archie and Lilibet.