Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle off to Africa to finish Diana's work on landmines

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are planning a major trip to Africa to help fulfil his late mother Princess Diana’s legacy.

As part of their Autumn tour, Harry will travel to Angola, where Diana famously visited in January 1997, just months before her tragic death.

The striking image of The Princess of Wales, wearing a protective visor and vest and walking through a minefield, became etched in history and highlighted the important work by the HALO Trust.

Palace aides are investigating Angola’s security situation to see if Meghan and the couple’s newborn son Archie will be able to join Harry.

However, they are expected to travel together for at least some of the African tour, which will also take in Malawi to expand the reach of his charity Sentebale, South Africa and possibly Botswana.

One royal source said: “Harry has made no secret of what an influence his mother has been on him.

“His trip to Africa comes at a time in his life where he has become a parent himself.

“Diana had a great affinity with children and recognised the worth of having boots on the ground could affect change in such an important way.

“This is all about wanting to fulfil his mother’s legacy and showing his wife and baby son the places that have had the most positive affect on him in his life.”