Why Prince Harry's upcoming trip has a sentimental connection to Princess Diana

The much-loved late British royal changed global opinion in 1997

Entertainment Desk September 08, 2019
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Buckingham Palace has released details about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's upcoming royal tour of Africa — and part of it will have extra special meaning for the Duke of Sussex.

Over the course of the 10-day tour, the couple and baby Archie will be visiting South Africa, and Harry will also make solo stops in Botswana, Malawi and Angola, reported InStyle.

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But there is something special about the upcoming Royal trip. Prince Harry will be able to see his mother Princess Diana's legacy firsthand in Angola. In 1997, the Princess of Wales visited the Huambo province in the country, and raised awareness of the threat landmines posed in the community.

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Just months before her death, Princess Diana walked through an active minefield and detonated a mine with the help of a land mine removal expert, changing global opinion about the issue.

Two decades later, humanitarian de-mining work continues and the Angolan government has made significant financial commitment to clearing landmines from an area important to conserving the country's ecosystem.

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On their trip, Prince Harry will visit Huambo to see how the province has developed into a community, and meet the people who have worked in mine clearing as well as visiting mine victims.

The family is set to make the sentimental trip from end of September to early October, 2019.

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