Prince Harry invited to South Africa by Nelson Mandela's grandson after Meghan Markle's wedding claims

Prince Harry has been told he will be "embraced" if he visits South Africa by Nelson Mandela's grandson

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Meghan dropped jaws around the world this week, claiming that a male South African cast member of The Lion King told her that her nuptials to Harry were celebrated like Nelson Mandela's release from prison.

She told US magazine The Cut: "He looked at me, and he’s just like light.

"He said, 'I just need you to know: When you married into this family, we rejoiced in the streets the same we did when Mandela was freed from prison.'"

But in an exclusive interview with GB News' Dan Wootton, Mandela's grandson disputed this.

Mandla Mandela in conversation with Dan Wootton
Mandla Mandela in conversation with Dan Wootton
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Appearing on Dan Wootton Tonight, he said: “There were not any celebrations that you would have seen at a large scale as you could compare to Madiba’s release.

“I have said on numerous occasions that if we are to even compare Madiba’s release to anything, it would be to the abolishment of slavery.

"That is the only thing that we can somewhat surmount what our struggle for liberation celebration could be compared to.”

When asked by GB News' Dan whether he would be willing to meet with Meghan, Madla replied: "Absolutely!"

And, in the same interview, Mandla Mandela issued an invitation to Harry to visit his homeland.

He added: "On two occasions, when Prince Harry came to South Africa, I met with him in Cape Town to discuss his philanthropic work.

"I've also been able to meet with him in Devon, while he was championing an HIV awareness campaign.

"These are the problems we would want to continue supporting."

And he concluded with an open invitation to the Duke of Sussex, saying: "At any given opportunity, when Harry comes to South Africa, we are always available to embrace him and assist in upholding his mother's legacy."