After the colossal failure of their Netflix docuseries, Harry & Meghan, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle are back with another project. The couple has been in the media for a lot of their controversial statements and their ongoing feud with The Royal Family. In the docuseries, the Duke of Sussex revealed his side of the story and how the Royal family treated him and Markle. Before its release, there were widespread speculations that the documentary will help them gather support from parts of the UK. However, the outcome was quite opposite of what they had expected. They ended up losing a majority of their support in the US as well.
The new series is a documentary, Live to Lead, presented by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The series features interviews with world leaders and influencers. Many great personalities like Bryan Stevenson and Jacinda Ardern were a part of the show.
The couple used a quote from Nelson Mandela in the series that backfired for them. Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter, Ndileka Mandela is reportedly furious with the couple for using her grandfather’s name in their series.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle used Nelson Mandela’s quote in the series
In the series, Live to Lead, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle used a Nelson Mandela quote. The Duke of Sussex started the quote while a footage of Nelson Mandela being released from prison is shown and said, “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we’ve lived.” Meghan Markle appeared on the screen to complete the quote and said, “It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” The Duke of Sussex mentioned in the series that it is inspired by Nelson Mandela.
Ndileka Mandela was very upset with the use of her grandfather’s name in the series. In an interview with The Australian, she expressed her views on the use of her grandfather’s words in the series. She said, “That’s chalk and cheese, there is no comparison.” She further mentioned that it is a shame that Prince Harry tried to compare his issues with the royal family to her grandfather’s fight for freedom.
Ndileka Mandela thinks that they are just using Nelson Mandela’s words to make more money
Ndileka Mandela mentioned that she was sure that neither Prince Harry nor Markle has ever met her grandfather. She said,
“They are using his quotations in the documentary to draw in people and make millions without the Mandela family benefiting“.
Ndileka Mandela mentioned that she admires the Duke of Sussex because of his decision to leave the Royal family.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation has supported the Duke of Sussex’s initiative to make the Live to Lead series. However, Ndileka Mandela was not on board with the making of the series. She said,
“I’ve made peace with people using granddad’s name but it’s still deeply upsetting and tedious every time it happens.“
All 7 episodes of the series are currently streaming on Netflix.
Source: The Australian