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The Duke and and Duchess of Sussex shared their love story in the Netflix docuseries Harry & Meghan. The streaming giant released the royal couple’s second series on Saturday with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle presented a series honouring influential leaders around the world. 

The series, inspired by Nelson Mandela, shines a light on figures such as Gloria Steinem, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Greta Thunberg. 

Live to Lead’s second instalment focuses on the young Swedish activist. 

Opening the episode, Harry stated: “Greta Thunberg is a Swedish climate activist who reignited an international movement to fight climate change when she began demonstrating outside the Swedish parliament in 2018.

“In speaking for a new generation her brave campaigning is both an inspiration and a stark reminder that everything we do matters.”

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In the interview, Greta was asked what she thought was the “lowest depth of misery”.

She replied: “When you are too depressed to see that you, yourself, actually matter.” 

The climate activist admitted that she had experienced this feeling. 

She was later asked: “How did you find the strength to overcome your depression?”

She replied: “It happened gradually but it was thanks to the climate and ecological crisis.

“But I thought, ‘I need to do something and I can’t just sit here.’

“So I think that was both the thing that got me depressed in the first way but also the thing that got me out of that depression.”

The Netflix series focuses on several inspirational leaders reflecting on their motives in the pursuit for justice. 

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Introducing each episode, Harry said: “This was inspired by Nelson Mandela. Who once said, ‘What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived.”

Meghan continued: “It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”

“His life left a lasting mark on the world,” Harry added. “A legacy that has helped inspire so many others to stand up.”

“To fight for change and to become leaders,” Meghan said as Harry explained: “So this is in memory of Madiba.”

Meghan said: “It was made to remind us the difference one person can make.”

“It’s about people who have made brave choices. Leaders who have walked alongside him and followed in his footsteps,” reflected Harry.

“Caring for others. Working for a better and more equal world,” Meghan remarked as Harry concluded: “And giving inspiration to the rest of us to live to lead.”

Live to Lead is available to stream on Netflix. 

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