The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, has described Nelson Mandela’s death as “extremely sad and tragic” according to the BBC.
Prince William and his wife, Kate happened to have been watching the Premiere of the film on Nelson Mandela’s life when the news of his death broke.
Speaking after the premiere, he said: “We were just reminded of what an extraordinary and inspiring man Nelson Mandela was and my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family right now.”
The latest film on Mandela’s life, “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom” premiered at the Odeon Leicester Square in London as part of the Royal Film performance.
The film’s cast, including British actor Idris Elba, who plays Mandela, and Naomie Harris, as his ex-wife Winnie Mandela, were also at the event, along with his daughter Zindzi Mandela.
Prime Minister David Cameron described Mandela as a “hero of our time”.
Meanwhile, England’s cricket squad paid their respects to Mr Mandela by wearing black armbands as they stood for a two-minutes silence before the start of the second day of the Second Test against Australia in Adelaide.