The Lion King composer opened up about meeting Meghan Markle at the film’s premiere in 2019.
Lebohang Morake, a Grammy-winning composer who composed the music for The Lion King in 2019 and met Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at the premiere, says his conversation with the couple was short and only remembers not that a cast member compared her to Nelson Mandela.
It comes after Meghan, whose new podcast has been a huge hit, told Cut magazine that a member of the film’s cast compared her marriage to the freedom of Nelson Mandela. Zwelivelile ‘Mandla’ Mandela, Nelson Mandela’s grandson has since said the two events should never be compared to each other.
In her interview with The Cut magazine, as well as talking about her bittersweet return to Frogmore Cottage, Meghan claims that someone from The Lion King cast told her at the premiere: “I just need that you know: when you married into this family, we rejoiced in the streets like we did when Mandela was released from prison.”
However, Lebohang Morake denies it was him, after telling MailOnline (opens in a new tab) recently, “Indeed, I was at the premiere of The Lion King 2019 and met the Royals. I can’t comment on the matter as it was three years ago and I can’t remember the details of that conversation which lasted less than a minute except that the Royals were going to South Africa or Botswana. ”
In a video showing him meeting them in 2019, he said: “It’s an honor to meet you. Everyone in South Africa has heard of Meghan Markle.” As the composer also comments on their trip to southern Africa, after Harry spoke about it he said: “Oh, fantastic. Better see you then”.
Zwelivelile ‘Mandla’ Mandela, who is Nelson Mandela’s grandson, also commented on his statement, saying: “The release of Nelson Mandela was the culmination of nearly 350 years of struggle in which generations of our people paid with their lives. It can never be compared to celebrating someone’s wedding.
Meghan also hinted that she might return to Instagram in the same interview. As part of her in-depth interview with The Cut, Meghan revealed her return to social media may be on the horizon.
Speaking to the publication, the Duchess of Sussex said: “Do you want to know a secret? ‘I’m coming back… to Instagram’. For my own preservation, I haven’t been on social media for a very long time. for a long time,” she told People in 2020.
She added: “I had a personal account years ago, which I closed, then we got one through the institution and our office in the UK which was not managed by us, c was quite a team. So I think that comes with the territory for the job you have.”
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