Prince Harry Becomes Patron Of Landmine Charity Supported By Princess Diana
First Published: March 7, 2013 12:17 PM EST Credit: Getty Images
LONDON, England -- Prince Harry is following in his mother’s footsteps and supporting her campaign against landmines.
On Wednesday, it was announced that the Prince will support the landmine clearing charity – HALO (Hazardous Areas Life-support Organisation) – that his mother previously campaigned for.
“Prince Harry has had a longstanding connection with the charity and visited minefields in Tete Province, Mozambique, in 2010 where he met amputees, and saw for himself the devastating impact that landmines have on some of the poorest people in mine-affected communities,” read a statement from the Prince’s office, according to Bloomberg. “During his trip to Mozambique he was shown the painstaking process of humanitarian demining.”
Princess Diana famously visited a location in Angola where mines were being cleared by HALO in 1997, not long before her death.
Images of the princess in a field ridden with mines made headlines across the globe.
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