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Duke and Duchess of Sussex celebrate Nelson Mandela’s centenary at London exhibition

By Temitope Ojo

Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan today, visited the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, England.

Duchess of Sussex beamed at the exhibition charting the life, career, and politics of one of her heroes , Nelson Mandela.

Her husband the Duke’s family had a close relationship with the former statesman, who campaigned throughout his life to end South Africa’s apartheid regime.

Mandela and the Queen built up a firm friendship, with South Africa’s former president calling her “Lizzie” according to his daughter Zindzi Mandela.

The exhibition explores the life and times of Nelson Mandela and marks the centenary of his birth.

Harry has visited a number of sites associated with Mandela, from his prison cell on Robben Island in 2008, where he was imprisoned for 18 years, to a tour of the statesman’s offices, where he met his widow Graca Machel, in 2015.

About 300 people were invited inside on Tuesday, including Mandela’s goddaughter Tanya von Ahlefeldt.

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