image courtesy- Kensington palace twitter
image courtesy- Kensington palace twitter

Royal family remembers Nelson Mandela on centenary anniversary

ANI | Updated: Jul 18, 2018 21:33 IST

New Delhi [India], July 18 (ANI): Marking the centenary anniversary of former South African President and Anti-Apartheid revolutionary, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the launch of Nelson Mandela Centenary exhibition.
Prince Harry met Nelson Mandela's widow, Garca Machel.
The official Twitter handle of Kensington Palace posted a picture with the caption, " HRH met Mandela's widow Graca Machel at the Centre and gave this speech saying; "These organisations, which include the Nelson Mandela Foundation, are empowering the next generation of engaged South African citizens,"



The Duke and Duchess of Sussex later met Lord Peter Hain, Chair of The Nelson Mandela Centenary Committee and Elaine Bedell, Chief Executive of the Centre.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle aslo met Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela, the granddaughter of Neslon Mandela.
Kensington Palace Twitter handle wrote,"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also meet Nelson Mandela's granddaughter Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela @southbankcentre before viewing the @Mandela100UK exhibition"


The Duke and Duchess also looked at some of the items showcased in the exhibition including a Shakespeare play disguised as Bible.
The Kensington Palace on its Twitter handle wrote, "The Duke and Duchess view some of the items in the exhibit, including the Robben Island Bible - which was actually a copy of Shakespeare plays disguised as a Bible."


The Royal Highness also met Paul and Adelaide Joseph, Anti-Apartheid activists and close friends of Nelson Mandela and Winnie Mandela.
The official Twitter account of Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Cambridge wrote, "Their Royal Highnesses meet Paul and Adelaide Joseph, Anti-Apartheid activists and close friends of Nelson Mandela and Winnie Mandela"


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also heard Ubunye Choir performance.
The Twitter handle of Kensington Palace wrote,"Their Royal Highnesses hear a performance from the Ubunye Choir, which is made up of people from the South African diaspora."


The Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition is celebrating 100 years since the birth of the great Nelson Mandela and his life and works.
It is jointly curated by the Apartheid Museum in South Africa, the British Anti-Apartheid Movement Archives, and the Southbank Centre. (ANI)

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