Hand in hand with his wife Meghan
The Duke of Sussex got personal, describing the African continent as his lifeline, “a place where I have always found peace and healing”. Like after the accidental death of Princess Diana, who was closely associated with Africa and Mandela. “It was there that I felt closest to my mother and sought comfort after her passing,” Prince Harry revealed.
Africa also holds a special meaning for him and Duchess Meghan. Just weeks after they first met in 2016, the British king invited the American to come with him to Botswana. It was the place “where I knew I had found a kindred spirit in my wife,” Harry recalled this time in his speech at the UN, making Meghan a public declaration of love.
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan held hands. (Credit: Seth Little/AP/dpa)
The forties had accompanied her husband to New York and had not left him. The couple held hands as they arrived at the United Nations headquarters in Manhattan. During Harry’s speech in the Assembly Hall, the former actress hung on to her husband’s every word.
The couple had been invited by the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The annual Nelson Mandela International Day event honors the memory of the freedom fighter. After decades of captivity during racist apartheid, Mandela became South Africa’s first black president in 1994. His commitment to peaceful resistance made “Madiba” one of the world’s most outstanding fighters against the oppression and social injustice.