Kate Middleton and Prince William at the Premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom in London, England on December 5, 2013
Kate Middleton and Prince William were at the Royal film performance of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom in London on December 5, when news broke of Nelson Mandela's passing.
The sad news was shared with moviegoers after the credits. The Duke of Cambridge reacted, "I just wanted to say it's extremely sad and tragic news. We were just reminded what an extraordinary and inspiring man Nelson Mandela was. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. It's very sad."
Click through the gallery to see photos of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they commemorate the South African civil rights leader during the movie screening.