- Publish Date
- Monday, 30 September 2019, 9:44AM
Twenty-two years after Princess Diana made headlines around the world for walking through a minefield in Angola, Prince Harry has paid a special tribute to his late mother's legacy as he retraced her footsteps.
The Duke of Sussex wore the exact same body armour and protective visor as his mother did in January 1997, as he walked through the same partially cleared minefield in Dirico to highlight the ongoing threat of land mines in the region.
The south-eastern town of Dirico is a former artillery base for anti-government forces who left mines in the position in 2000 before retreating.
Taking to Instagram to share poignant pictures from his visit over the weekend, Harry said he was "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."
"Princess Diana’s visit helped change the course of history."
During his visit, the 35-year-old royal watched a mine clearance worker use a metal detector to search for any anti-personnel weapons still buried in the ground.
The Prince later set off a decades-old mine, which had been discovered earlier that day, in a controlled explosion to safely destroy it.
Meghan Markle, who accompanied Harry overseas for their 10-day royal tour, stayed in South Africa with their five-month-old son, Archie.
After his solo travels, Harry will reunite with his family in Johannesburg before leaving for London on October 2.