The Duke & Duchess of Sussex Visit The Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition

Harry and Meghan's Royal Visit to Mandela Exhibit

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex explore the life of the late leader as his 100th birthday approaches.

Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, celebrated the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth early at a new exhibit dedicated to his life in London's Queen Elizabeth Hall on July 17. The free exhibit, which will run for a month, charts the life of the late, revered South African leader, from anti-apartheid activist to political prisoner to the first democratically elected president of South Africa. Here, a look at Meghan and Harry's visit.

The Duchess chats with Mandela's granddaughter Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela during the visit. Nelson Mandela International Day is on July 18, Mandela's birthday. He was born in 1918 and died in 2013, at age 95. WPA Pool/Getty Images The Duchess chats with Mandela's granddaughter Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela during the visit. Nelson Mandela International Day is on July 18, Mandela's birthday. He was born in 1918 and died in 2013, at age 95. Harry and Dlamini-Mandela. WPA Pool/Getty Images Harry and Dlamini-Mandela.

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<a href="https://people.com/royals/meghan-markle-and-prince-harry-meet-nelson-mandelas-close-friend-at-powerful-new-exhibit" target="_blank">According to People</a>, during their visit the also two met close Mandela friend Andrew Mlangeni, who, like Mandela, spent years as a political prisoner in apartheid South Africa, and Thembi Tambo, the South Africa High Commissioner to the U.K. Neil Mockford/GC Images According to People, during their visit the also two met close Mandela friend Andrew Mlangeni, who, like Mandela, spent years as a political prisoner in apartheid South Africa, and Thembi Tambo, the South Africa High Commissioner to the U.K. Harry and Meghan, who wore a sleeveless, pale pink trench coat from Canadian label NONIE, arrive at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. Chris Jackson/Getty Images Harry and Meghan, who wore a sleeveless, pale pink trench coat from Canadian label NONIE, arrive at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. Harry and Meghan, along with Dlamini-Mandela and Lord Peter Hain, the chair of the Nelson Mandela Centenary Committee (left), applaud in front of iconic imagery from February 11, 1990 — the day Mandela was freed after 27 years in prison. WPA Pool/Getty Images Harry and Meghan, along with Dlamini-Mandela and Lord Peter Hain, the chair of the Nelson Mandela Centenary Committee (left), applaud in front of iconic imagery from February 11, 1990 — the day Mandela was freed after 27 years in prison. Of the royal visit to the exhibition, <a href="http://www.itv.com/news/2018-07-17/meghan-and-harry-visit-exhibition-on-life-of-nelson-mandela" target="_blank">Mandela&#39;s old friend Mlangeni said</a>, &quot;Shows somewhere in their hearts they were behind the struggle for freedom.&quot; WPA Pool/Getty Images Of the royal visit to the exhibition, Mandela's old friend Mlangeni said, "Shows somewhere in their hearts they were behind the struggle for freedom."



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