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How Mandela's Daughters Found Out About Their Father's Death

UpdatePosted 12/06/2013 11:55AM

Mandela's Daughters Learn of Father's Death Midway Through London Film Premiere

Originally posted 12/06/2013 10:00AM

In an emotional judgment call, two of Nelson Mandela's daughters decided that the London premiere of the Mandela biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom would continue, despite the former South African president's death Thursday at the age of 95.

Zenani and Zindzi Mandela attended the premiere and learned of their father's death during the screening. Though the pair left the Odeon Leicester Square theater, they asked that the film play to the end uninterrupted, according to a statement from the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

Zindzi Mandela had spoken about her father's health on the film's red carpet, saying that he was "fine."

"He's just a typical 95-year-old who is frail," she added.

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Prince William Pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela at Movie's London Premiere

Prince William Comments on Nelson Mandela's Death: He Was 'an Extraordinary and Inspiring Man'

Originally posted 12/05/2013 06:30PM



There was a standing ovation followed by a stunned hush in the London movie theater where Prince William, his wife, Kate, and a roomful of VIPs had just finished watching the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

The group was shocked when they learned that the subject of the movie, Nelson Mandela, had died.

"We were delivered the news as the credits rolled," Tweeted The Mail on Sunday's royal correspondent Katie Nicholl. "Silence here in the cinema where the royal couple have just watched Mandela. RIP."

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Royal Date Night! William and Kate Walk Red Carpet at Mandela Premiere

Prince William and Kate Attend Mandela Premiere in London

Originally posted 12/05/2013 03:45PM

The party season is in full swing for Prince William and Kate as they stepped out for a movie premiere Thursday in London.

The couple, both 31, were the guests of honor at the U.K. premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

Kate, in a favorite white Roland Mouret gown that she previously wore to a private dinner in May 2012, and William, in his traditional tuxedo, lit up the chilly West End evening.

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Will You Warm to Frozen? PEOPLE's Review

See This/Skip That: From Frozen to Mandela

Originally posted 11/27/2013 04:15PM

Send the kids to Frozen and the adults to Homefront for a satisfying holiday weekend, says PEOPLE's critic.

Here's what to see and what to skip in movie theaters this Thanksgiving.

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Who Is Better Dressed: Prince Charles or Prince William? | Kate Middleton, Prince Charles, Prince William

Prince Charles Beats Prince William on Best Dressed List

Originally posted 01/02/2013 02:15PM

Move over, Prince William and Prince Harry. Prince Charles is first in line for the throne, and can unofficially be crowned the "King of good tailoring."

The 64-year-old soon-to-be grandfather reigns at No. 8 on GQ 's annual best dressed list – well ahead of dashing William, who came in at 37.

Natalie Massenet of Net-a-Porter and head of the British Fashion Council calls Charles always "on trend." His method being simple: "This is a man who knows what he likes, knows how to wear it, and sticks with it whatever the prevailing fashions," she says in the February issue of the magazine out Thursday in the U.K. and next week in the U.S.

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Five Things to Know About Idris Elba

Five Things to Know About Idris Elba

Originally posted 01/16/2012 05:45PM

On Sunday night, Idris Elba walked away with a Golden Globe – and even more female admirers.

Elba, 39, won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie for Luther, a BBC series about a troubled detective.

He's already been named one of PEOPLE's sexiest men of the year, but after picking up a trophy at the Globes, we have a feeling he's only going to get hotter. Get to know more about the London-born actor:

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What's Idris Elba's Biggest Turn-On? | Idris Elba

Idris Elba's Biggest Turn On: Great Skin

Originally posted 10/05/2011 09:30AM

British actor Idris Elba has had his share of memorable TV roles, from The Wire to The Office and now on his Emmy-nominated show Luther.

But it's not just his body of work that's got his fans intrigued.

So what does the sought-after star, 39, find sexy?

"Skin, I love beautiful skin," the actor tells Essence magazine in their November cover story. "I'm tactile, very tactile. A woman who has really nice, looked-after skin is such a turn-on for me. It's always sexy."

Sex-appeal aside, Elba is typically known as a tough guy in his TV roles. But there's one person with a real knack for turning him to mush: His daughter, Isan.

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