PHOTOS: Prince Harry recreates the iconic pictures of Princess Diana in Angola that completely changed the course of history

2019-09-27 09:59
 
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Cape Town – On Friday 27 October, in a poignant trip to Angola as part of the Sussex Royal Tour of Africa, Prince Harry visited a de-mining site in Dirico to raise awareness of the danger and prevalence of landmines.

His Royal Highness joined The Halo Trust – the largest landmine clearance NGO – as he walked along the same street where his mother was famously pictured in 1997.

Princess Diana's steps on the open minefield served as a catalyst in banning the deadly weapon. In fact, it directly led to the Convention against Anti-Personal Landmines, also known as the Ottawa Treaty, effectively changing the course of history.

In 1997, the late princess said, "If an international ban on mines can be secured it means, looking far ahead, that the world may be a safer place for this generation's grandchildren."

Since, the area has transformed from desolate and unhabitable to lively and vibrant, with colleges, schools and small businesses.

The Sussex Royal Instagram account posted photos of Princess Diana in 1997, alongside images of Prince Harry 22 years later and wrote, "The Duke is humbled to be visiting a place and a community that was so special to his mother, and to recognise her tireless mission as an advocate for all those she felt needed her voice the most, even if the issue was not universally popular."

SEE THE BEAUTIFUL PICTURES OF PRINCE HARRY'S VISIT ALONGSIDE THOSE OF HIS MOTHER HERE:

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(1997:Princess Diana visits a minefield being cleared by The Halo Trust in Angola in 1997. Photo: Getty Images)

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(2019: Prince Harry walks through a minefield during a visit to Angola to see the work of landmine clearance charity The Halo Trust, on day five of the royal tour of Africa. Photo: Getty Images)

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