Prince William and Kate Middleton were the guests of honor at last night’s premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, the biopic based on Nelson Mandela's incredible story of struggle and perseverance.
But as the credits rolled and the theater erupted into a standing ovation of praise for the film, word then spread of the great leader’s passing!
While leaving the Leicester Square cinema, Prince William stopped to comment on the sad news of Nelson Mandela’s death. He solemnly shared:
“It’s obviously extremely sad and tragic news. We were just reminded of what an extraordinary and inspiring man Nelson Mandela was and my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family right now.”
A strange yet beautiful coincidence that the moment he passed was the moment Mr. Mandela was being praised by so many. He forever changed the world and will be sincerely missed.
But never forgotten.
Watch Prince William's comments on Nelson Mandela below.
[Image via John Williams/WENN.]
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