Harry and Meghan team up with the Nelson Mandela Foundation on a ‘leadership development’ project

REVEALED: Harry and Meghan are teaming up with the Nelson Mandela Foundation on a secret ‘leadership development’ project through their company Archewell – and it was the South African ambassador to the UN who arranged their travels for speech

  • Harry and Meghan have been nominated as speakers by the Nelson Mandela Foundation ‘in the context of their ongoing project’, DailyMail.com can reveal
  • The couple are working with charity on a ‘leadership development’ project
  • It is unclear when the project will be announced or what form it will take
  • It explains Harry’s choice as a speaker at the UN’s Mandela Day event
  • The couple’s trip was arranged by Mathu Joyini, South Africa’s ambassador to the UN, and her office
  • It’s still unclear whether Harry and Meghan took a private jet – as they have done in the past – or a commercial flight

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were nominated as speakers at the UN’s Nelson Mandela celebration as part of an ongoing, secretive project with the Nelson Mandela Foundation organized through their company Archewell, DailyMail.com can reveal.

The pair were also brought to New York City by the office of South African Ambassador to the UN Mathu Joyini, although it remains unclear whether they were traveling on a private jet or a commercial flight.

Harry’s speech was given “as part of the Foundation who is already working with their company Archewell on a Mandela-related project,” a foundation spokesperson said Tuesday.

They declined to provide more details as the project has yet to be announced, but said it was rooted in “leadership development.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the UN in New York City on Monday.  Harry was the keynote speaker at the UN's Nelson Mandela International Day event

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the UN in New York City on Monday. Harry was the keynote speaker at the UN’s Nelson Mandela International Day event

An Archewell spokesperson did not immediately respond to questions.

It explains Harry’s choice to speak at the UN – which baffled some experts and left members of the South African media stunned.

The agreements were made by Mathu Joyini, South Africa's ambassador to the UN, and her office

The agreements were made by Mathu Joyini, South Africa’s ambassador to the UN, and her office

Harry used his 15 minute speech to explain the reversal of Roe vs. Wade by criticizing the Supreme Court and preaching about climate change.

He spoke about his mother, the late Princess Diana, and her bond with Mandela, and his love for Africa, where he realized he had a “soulmate” in Meghan.

Meghan watched proudly from the sparse crowd.

Archewell is the couple’s charity and umbrella brand under which they have launched podcasts and a Netflix series.

There are three branches of the company; Archewell Foundation, Archewell Productions and Archewell Audio.

It is unclear which part of the project with the Mandela Foundation falls under.

Ndaba Mandela, the grandson of the civil rights icon, said Monday night that Harry and Meghan were “different worlds” than his grandfather.

Harry used his 15 minute speech to explain the reversal of Roe vs.  Wade by criticizing the Supreme Court and preaching about climate change

Harry used his 15 minute speech to explain the reversal of Roe vs. Wade by criticizing the Supreme Court and preaching about climate change

Harry and Meghan's company, Archewell, has three branches: the charity, the production branch and a podcast branch

Harry and Meghan’s company, Archewell, has three branches: the charity, the production branch and a podcast branch

“They don’t compare on any level,” he said during an appearance on Piers Morgan’s TalkTV program Uncensored.

‘There are no parallels at all.

‘Because you will see someone clearly fighting for the dignity of black people against a cruel tyrant like Apartheid, as opposed to someone who finds his identity outside of a stated institution.

“These are, of course, very different things,” he said.

The South African newspaper The Sunday Times jokingly compared Harry’s condition to Mandela’s, calling Harry the ‘Duke of LA’

“He is in exile. Just like Madiba. No, sorry of course, he was imprisoned on Robben Island for 27 years. Same, same.

“Harry is trapped in his gilded pleasure palace in Montecito with a podcast schedule and a documentary team following him.”