Published On: Fri, Dec 6th, 2013

King sends letter to Mandela family

Beatrix and MandelaDUTCH KINGDOM - King Willem Alexander has sent a letter to the family of Nelson Mandela. "His wisdom, integrity and kindness are an inspiring example," said the King.

The Royal Family has a special relationship with the deceased former president of South Africa. Mandela was a guest at the wedding of Willem-Alexander and Máxima. Princess Beatrix met Mandela several times during her time as queen.

Mandela became 95 years. He struggled some time with his health, and died at his home in Johannesburg, South Africa last Thursday.

Image: Queen Beatrix and Nelson Mandela (credit: straitstimes)

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