© PA Wire/PA Images (2) Prince Harry's visit is a stark reminder of when Princess Diana memorably walked through a landmine field filled with warning signs in Huambo, wearing protective clothing and a visor, and met with landmine survivors to raise awareness of the issue.
She walked through the exact same minefield back then to bring awareness to the landmine crisis around the globe while calling for an global ban.
"It's incredibly emotional to follow in the footsteps of my mother", said Harry.
He added: "Without question if she hadn't campaigned the way that she did, this arguably could still be a minefield".
Earlier in the tour Harry, now the same age his mother was then, helped detonate a mine.
In 2005 a 13-year-old girl lost a foot after stepping on a mine in the area.
The Angolan government is investing the funds in the Halo Trust, which will work over five years to rid 153 minefields of munitions in the south-eastern province of Cuando Cubango inside the Mavinga and Luengue-Luiana National Parks. "There is still a huge amount to do", Prince Harry told Londoners back in June, per The Washington Post. The duchess and Archie remained in South Africa while the Duke toured conservation and HIV prevention projects around the region.
In a speech, the duke said the Halo Trust was helping the community "find peace".
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A picture of Meghan tying the yellow ribbon at the site where Mrwetyana was killed was posted on Instagram on Saturday, along with a short text that said she and Harry had "been following what had happened from afar and were both eager to learn more" during their trip to South Africa.
"Being here on this transformed and bustling street - the site where my mother once walked through a live minefield - shows the tremendous impact that clearing landmines has on communities and their futures".
"Additionally, we can protect the diverse and unique wildlife that relies on the lovely Cuito river that I slept beside last night".
He called for an worldwide effort to clear landmines from the Okavango watershed in the Angolan highlands, where the weapons remain after the end of the country's civil war. He was able to see firsthand more of the legacy she left on the world. To clear the more than 1,400 fields remaining, HALO estimates it'll need about $263 million. And it was Diana who put Huambo -and the issue of land mines and the damage they inflict on civilians - on the map.
The random placement of the explosive devices became part of military strategy in the 1960s. The country was engaged in what would be a 27-year civil war. Civilians made up 87% of casualties, with almost half of victims children.
Ms Wallen described Prince Harry's visit as a "really significant moment". "During his visit today, The Duke will walk along the street which was once the minefield where his mother was famously pictured". - The Duke of Sussex Above, some words from The Duke of Sussex as he spoke candidly today about his experience retracing his mother's visit to Angola in 1997.
In response to Harry's pledge, the 38-year-old said: 'I'm very happy to hear him say that, it feels like the work in Angola will continue and we will be landmine free'.