Nelson Mandela's granddaughter tore into Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle, accusing them of “stealing” the statesman's words and using his name to “make millions,” The Daily Mail reported.
Ndileka Mandela, 57, slammed the Sussexes over the Netflix documentary Live To Lead, where the couple use footage of the anti-apartheid campaigner leaving prison in 1990.
Harry says in the trailer for their latest film, part of their $100million (£83million) deal with the streaming giant: “This was inspired by Nelson Mandela.”
Ndileka said she was angry that the couple appear to compare their own battles in the Royal Family with her grandfather's long walk to freedom, calling it “upsetting and tedious.”
She said: “That's chalk and cheese, there is no comparison. 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.”
She added in an interview with The Australian newspaper: “I admire Harry for having the confidence to break away from an institution as iconic as the Royal Family. Grandad rebelled against an arranged marriage to find his own path in life. “But it comes at a price, you have to then fund your own life, I've made peace with people using granddad's name, but it's still deeply upsetting and tedious every time it happens.”
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