Mandela Royal Premiere – sad evening

Mandela Royal Premiere


Mandela Royal Premiere – The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge did not know about Nelson Mandela’s death. The Royal couple attended the World Premiere of the film ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’.  An engagement planned well ahead of the date.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The announcement made as the movie about Mandela’s life celebrated by a Royal World Premiere at the Odeon The event in aid of The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund.  A warm welcome with a sad ending.

Mandela Royal Premiere

Prince William and Kate learned of Mandela’s death after the film. Two of Mandela’s daughters Zenani and Zindzi Mandela were also attending the screening when they were told of their father’s death.  Daughter Zindzi insisted the showing of the movie should still go ahead.

At the end of the screening Prince William with Kate alongside him paid tribute to the great leader and his extraordinary achievements, expressing his condolences to the Mandela family.

Others in the audience were not told until after the movie had ended when the film’s producer, Anant Singh, got up on stage and announced the ‘sad news’.  Tears were shed as they heard of Nelson Mandela’s death.

Watch the video for the glamorous arrival and before the bad news.

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