According to different media outlets, Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter criticized and accused Prince Harry and Meghan Markle of using her name to “earn millions” in their new docuseries “Live to Lead“, inspired by Mandela and which tells the stories of different “leaders committed to changing the world”.
And it is worth mentioning that this series premiered on Netflix on December 31 and is co-produced by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and in it there are images of the anti-apartheid activist leaving prison in 1990. In addition, it is understood that the documentary is part of an agreement of 100 million dollars with the platform of streaming and Harry notes “it’s inspired by Nelson Mandela.”
For his part, Ndileka Mandela, showed his anger arguing that it seems that the dukes compare their own battles in the royal family with the long road to freedom of his grandfather, calling it “annoying and tedious”.
There is no comparison. I know the Nelson Mandela Foundation has supported the initiative, but people have been stealing my grandfather’s quotes for years and using his legacy because they know his name sells: Harry and Meghan are no different from them.
It should be noted that in the documentary, co-produced by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Harry quotes him and says: “What counts in life is not the mere fact of having lived.” Followed by Meghan who appears on the screen finishing the quote: “It is the difference we have made in life that will determine the meaning of the life we lead.”
Because of this, the granddaughter of the deceased activist considers a boldness on the part of the dukes, since she assures that she does not believe that the prince has known her grandfather in depth. In addition, Ndileka stressed that “Harry needs to be authentic and stick to his own story” since Nelson’s life has no relevance to his.
I don’t think he or Meghan knew my grandfather well. They are using their quotes in the documentary to attract people and make millions