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Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter accuses Prince Harry and Meghan Markle of hijacking his words

Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter accuses Prince Harry and Meghan Markle of hijacking his words

Ndileka says the Royal couple have been using the legendary freedom fighter to 'make millions'.

Nelson Mandela's granddaughter has torn shreds off Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle.

Ndileka has accused the former royals of 'stealing' the South African legend's words to 'make millions'.

In an interview with The Australian, the 57-year-old put Harry and Meghan on blast over their upcoming Netflix series Live to Lead.

"That’s chalk and cheese, there is no comparison," Ndileka said.

"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."

Ndileka Mandela.
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The Duke of Duchess of Sussex then copped an absolute flaying, with

Ndileka adding: "I don’t believe [Harry] nor Meghan have ever properly met [my] granddad."

She admitted Prince Harry may have when he was very young at Buckingham Palace, but that does not give them the right to profit off the Mandela name.

The granddaughter to the incredible South African that brought an end to apartheid went on to commend Prince Harry for having the strength to walk away from the Royal family.

"But it comes at a price, you have to then fund your own life," she said.

"I’ve made peace with people using granddad’s name but it’s still deeply upsetting and tedious every time it happens."

She added: "Harry needs to be authentic and stick to his own story, what relevance does grandad’s life have with his?"

Live to Lead will be a seven-part series with interviews from leaders around the world, including New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Greta Thunberg.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, together during their September 2019 visit to Cape Town, South Africa.
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The show was co-produced by the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

Chief executive of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Sello Hatang, said the Netflix series was created to inspire future world leaders.

"With the world in the state that it is in, trying to heal from a global pandemic, with the rise of populism and misinformation, the need for effective leadership is critical," he said in a statement.

"Live to Lead was made to contribute towards inspiring better leaders, ones that are committed to ending poverty and inequity and who show the lead in making the just society of Nelson Mandela’s dreams."

The series is Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's second addition to their Netflix backlog, after Harry & Meghan.

The couple's controversial first attempt with the streaming giant was broadly watched and some viewers panned it as 'boring', according to the Express.

Live to Lead is currently streaming on Netflix.

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Topics: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Royal Family, Netflix, TV and Film, Celebrity, World News