Dec. 5 - Upon hearing the news of former South African president Nelson Mandela's passing, Prince William expresses admiration for the world leader. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Prince William paid tribute to former South African President Nelson Mandela on Thursday after President Jacob Zuma announced his death. "I just want to say obviously it's extremely sad and tragic news, we're just reminded what an extraordinary and inspiring man Nelson Mandela was and my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family right now," he said as he left the Odeon cinema in Leicester Square after attending the premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Mandela would receive a full state funeral, Zuma said, ordering flags to be flown at half mast.