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Posted on 09/27/2019 5:03:48 AM PDT by RummyChick
The Duke of Sussex today retraced the footsteps of his late mother as he donned body armour and a protective visor to walk through a partially cleared minefield.
Harry was highlighting the ongoing threat of the munitions in Angola, the same nation Diana, Princess of Wales visited in 1997 to urge the world to ban the weapons.
Some 22 years after his mother walked through the minefield and called for a global ban on mines, Harry was then asked to set off an anti-personnel mine which had been discovered earlier with a controlled explosion to safely destroy the decades-old weapon.
Near the south-eastern town of Dirico, the duke walked into an area that was once an artillery base for anti-government forces who had mined the position in 2000 before retreating.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex posted a poignant message on their Instagram account today, honouring the tireless work of Diana which, 'helped change the course of history'.
They added: '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.'
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Oh please give us a break! Trying to get good PR coverage!
They oughta sell a Lady Diana pooper scooper to collect all the land mines in San Franfeces.
Perhaps underage girls were spotted near this mine field. Was this Angola or Epsteins Island ?
If the Royal Family has learned anything from America's roy'ya'll family, The Clintons, this should have been, and probably was staged.
Meh. Sins of the father or uncle etc? Royalty we threw them out.
As if both paths weren’t completely gone over so neither Diana or Harry were remotely in any danger outside an ant bite.
Everything with Harry is about his mama. Was he messed up before her death or did her death and only having Chuckles cause it? He married a mommy with ME-ghan who’s more than willing to pretend she’s Diana.
Young girls are Uncle Andy’s vice.
He was probably messed up before her death
The Queen mother was dismissive towards him because he was the spare.
Hey England! Your ruler wears skinny jeans.
...though our last resident wore mom jeans...
Is the visor so his face might still be recognizable if he actually does step on a mine? It won’t do much more than that.
PR stunt? I dunno... Harry looks pretty serious compared to his mom... maybe any remaining mines have mated and produced offspring over the intervening years.
Why are people so stupid and pointless?
Too bad they didn’t actually step on one.
What a publicity-hungry bunch of overpriced idiots.
Yep, just ask a soldier that has stepped on one...if you can find one that is alive.
Afghanistan: moment Private Stephen Bainbridge stepped on an IED
Photojournalist Jason P. Howe was embedded with the Army in Afghanistan last year when a soldier with whom he was on patrol stepped on an improvised explosive device, losing both legs.
He looks a little worried though.
Much cheaper than a wall on our southern border.
Leave the remains to rot to dissuade others.
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