Meghan Markle has been slammed for comparing Nelson Mandela's activism with her marrying into the Royal Family.

In her tell-all chat with US glossy magazine The Cut, the Duchess of Sussex boasted about a conversation she once had with a cast member of the West End's Lion King.

Meghan recalled how the actor told her how South Africa celebrated her wedding with Prince Harry just as it did after Nelson Mandela was freed from prison and dismantled apartheid in the country.

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Soon after giving birth for the first time in 2019, Meghan attended the West End show where she says a cast member pulled her aside and 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.”

Reacting to the claim on Tuesday, Nelson Mandela’s grandson Zwelivelile 'Mandla' Mandela dismissed the suggestion that Meghan tying the knot inspired the same celebrations.

The MP and chief of the late South African President's Mvezo tribe told MailOnline: "Madiba's celebration was based on overcoming 350 years of colonialism with 60 years of a brutal apartheid regime in South Africa.

"So It cannot be equated to as the same."

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Nelson Mandela spent 27 years behind bars as a political prisoner before leading South Africa into a new age, inspiring jubilant street parties as residents had their lives re-shaped for good.

Zwelivelile added: "We are still bearing scars of the past. But they were (Mr Mandela's celebrations) a product of the majority of our people being brought out onto the streets to exercise the right of voting for the first time."

Meghan dropped no fewer than six more royal-sized bombshells in her latest tell-all interview from the comfort of her family home in Montecito, California.

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In the conversation published on Monday, the mother-of-two revealed how baffled she was by royal protocol which stopped her using Instagram freely.

She also revealed what it was like returning to Frogmore Cottage earlier this year for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, and how their new garden was love at first sight.

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