Harry and Meghan visit Nelson Mandela tribute in London

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan visited an exhibition marking 100 years since the birth of former South African President Nelson Mandela on Tuesday.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex met friends and family of the anti-apartheid campaigner who died in 2013, including his grand-daughter Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela.

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While looking through the exhibition, the pair received a history lesson about the country’s first black president, and his journey from freedom fighter to political heavyweight.

Mandela’s granddaughter Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela said it was “an honour” for Harry and Meghan to visit the event, and hailed the pair’s “support for justice and fairness”, calling them a “shining example” for young people.

Harry has close ties to the country, having spent time there doing charity work. Meghan had also been quoted as saying that Nelson Mandela was one of her heroes.

Among the items on display are works of Shakespeare smuggled onto Robben Island, complete with annotations made by Mr Mandela.

The Duke and Duchess also had the privilege of meeting Andrew Mlangeni, a former cell mate of Mandela.

“It is really wonderful to me,” Mr Mlangeni said. “I feel excited about this exhibition that I am seeing here today. It is absolutely marvellous.”

Meghan was understated in her elegance for the event. She chose a sleeveless trench dress by upcoming Canadian designer Nonie.

The Nobel Prize winning politician died in December 2013, at age 95.

The exhibition at London’s Southbank Centre is free to the public and runs until August 19.

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