Prince Harry is following in his mother, Princess Diana’s footsteps by visiting Angola with the charity The HALO Trust.
The royal visited Mozambique in 2010 to observe Halo at work. The organization was near and dear to Princess Diana’s heart while she was alive, which brought attention to the work they do in war ravaged countries.
E! News is reporting the Palace has confirmed that Harry is going on a private trip to observe the efforts the organization is undertaking in Angola.
The 28-year-old Prince will be touring the minefields with Halo, of which he is a patron as his mother was. There is no additional information as to how long the visit will last.
Princess Diana visited Angola in 1997, six months prior to her tragic death in Paris.
The Princess of Wales visited Huambo and Kuito, as well as Angola. This helped bring attention from around the world to the human suffering caused by land mines in the region, CNN reported.
Prince Harry will visit the heavily mined city of Cuito Cuanavale, which saw intense fighting during Angola’s 1975-2002 civil war.
According to their website, The HALO Trust has cleared 9,900 minefields, destroyed 53 million bullets, and made more than 77,000 acres free from landmines.
Halo works in 14 countries most located in Africa, but they also operate in Colombia, Afghanistan, Georgia, and Kosovo all of which have been affected by war or other violence.
During his May visit to the US, Prince stated,
This evening gives me great personal pleasure too. My mother, who believed passionately in this cause, would be proud of my association with HALO. In her special way, she adopted it as her own. She would join me – along with all of you, I’m sure – in praising HALO for the amazing work that it has done over the past quarter century, and in hoping that one day soon its humanitarian work will be done.
Prince Harry has expressed his wishes to continue Princess Diana’s charitable work.
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