Prince Harry and Meghan Markle working on ‘leadership development’ project with Nelson Mandela Foundation

It comes after Harry made a keynote speech to a UN event on Monday to mark Nelson Mandela Day

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly working on a “leadership development” project with the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

The pair were pictured at a UN event in New York on Monday to mark Nelson Mandela Day.

During the event, Harry took to the stage to give a keynote speech, where he spoke out about several topics including poverty, climate change and the Ukraine war.

And the pair were reportedly invited to the event as part of an ongoing project with the Nelson Mandela foundation, according to the Daily Mail.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Harry addressed a UN event on Monday
Harry addressed a UN event on Monday

A Nelson Mandela Foundation spokesperson said that Harry’s speech was given “in the context of the Foundation already working with their company Archewell on a Mandela-related project”.

The spokesperson did not give any further details about the so far unannounced partnership, but said it involved “leadership development”.

Speaking at the event on Monday, Harry said that the world was “witnessing a global assault on democracy and freedom.”

He said: “How many of us feel battered, helpless in the face of the seemingly endless stream of disasters and devastation, I understand.

“This has been a painful year in a painful decade.

“We’re living through a pandemic that continues to ravage communities in every corner of the globe.

“Climate change wreaking havoc on our planet, with the most vulnerable suffering most of all.

“The few weaponising lies and disinformation at the expense of the many.”

While the Duke also referred to the US Supreme Court's decision to overturn the Roe vs Wade abortion law as the “rolling back of constitutional rights”.

He added: “And from the horrific war in Ukraine to the rolling back of constitutional rights here in the US, we are witnessing a global assault on democracy and freedom.”