Meghan Markle and Prince Harry left the royal family in 2020. However, it was in 2022 that they firmly established their new lives in California. They have been in the news since they departed from the royal family. Here’s another reason why they are trending online. The former American actress, 41, and Harry, 38, a descendant of the late Queen Elizabeth II, wed in a dreamy ceremony at Windsor Castle in 2018. The former “Suits” actress married the British royal, becoming the Duchess of Sussex.
Less than two years later, the couple left the country, blaming the racist coverage of the duchess in the media and a lack of palace support. They now reside in the Californian coastal community of Montecito, where they have been bringing up their children, Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1. A Nelson Mandela-inspired interview series about people whose “actions affect our world” is now Prince Harry’s and Meghan Markle’s newest Netflix initiative. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Live to Lead, which will have interviews with people like Jacinda Ardern, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Greta Thunberg, among others, now has a trailer on Netflix. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will serve as executive producers on the documentary series “Live to Lead,” which will debut on Netflix on December 31. The show will examine the lives of some of the most famous leaders and draw inspiration from Nelson Mandela. This news came shortly after the documentary series “Harry & Meghan” made history as the streaming giant’s biggest documentary launch, with 81.55 million viewing hours.
Let’s look at the life of Nelson Mandela, the main inspiration behind this show. Nelson Mandela was South Africa’s first black president, who ruled from 1994 until 1999. The world remembers Mandela as the father of contemporary South Africa. He was a crucial player in overthrowing the oppressive government and establishing democracy. For effectively eliminating the Apartheid state and achieving democracy via a nonviolent movement, Mandela received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. Mandela served a prison sentence for treason and conspiring against the government from 1962 to 1990. He was given a life sentence but was eventually set free. After leaving politics, Mandela set up the Nelson Mandela Foundation, which funded rural development and school construction while focusing on the fight against HIV/AIDS.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation has already tweeted about it. The Duke and Duchess’s Archewell, whose controversial Harry & Meghan documentary series debuted earlier this month, will release the seven-part series on December 31. Harry also gave a keynote address recognizing Nelson Mandela Day at the UN in New York City in July this year. He urged people worldwide to emulate the anti-apartheid leader’s optimism to recapture democracies and ensure a better future for the coming generations. He also talked about his recollections of his late mother and referred to Markle as his ‘soulmate.’ Harry and Meghan provide the voiceovers for most of the trailer. The 90-second trailer is based on the documentary series Harry & Meghan, which since its December 15 launch, has taken up most of the airtime in the worldwide media. Harry’s claim that the Royal Family had lied to protect his brother William was among many examples of how the media had treated them in that six-part documentary.
Geoff Blackwell created and directed this project by the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Along with the producer Ruth Hobday, Blackwell conceived the project when they worked in 2018 on a book about Mandela. However, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are the executive producers. Other executive producers include John Sloss for Cinetic, Ben Browning, and Chanel Pysnik for Archewell. Prince Harry is seen quoting the late South African president, “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we’ve lived….” While Megan appears to finish the quote, “It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” African lawyer Albie Sachs and South Africa’s rugby union team captain, Siya Kolisi, are also a part of the series. Others include the late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, American social justice activist Bryan Stevenson, and US social-political activist Gloria Steinem.