Prince Harry of England visited a minefield outside Dirico, a town in Angola's Cuando Cubango province, this Friday. Photos from Friday's visit show that he was wearing a waistcoat and a protective visor on his head – an image similar to his mother, Princess Diana, for over 20 years.
Queen Elizabeth II's grandson and sixth in the British throne lineage remotely detonated a mine in a controlled explosion. At the same time, he took the opportunity to meet members of the local community.
"This minefield here in Luengue-Luiana National Park is the first of 153 that will be cleared in the two national parks of southeastern Angola," said Harry in his speech.
The Angolan government has pledged 55 million euros ($ 60 million) to the initiative, with the British charity HALO Trust supporting the work.
"Later I will visit Huambo to see where my mother crossed a minefield in 1997. Angola's second city is now safe," added Harry.
Photos of Diana wearing protective gear as she walked through red lights of skulls in Huambo garnered publicity for the HALO Trust, already clearing mines left during Angola's civil war.
The images were released a few months before his death in Paris in a car accident.
Harry's visit to Angola is part of a trip to southern Africa where he is accompanied by his wife Meghan and their four-month-old son Archie. The first international royal family trip began in South Africa on Monday.
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