Príncipe Harry
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27 Sep 2019 08:15 AM

Así homenajeó el príncipe Harry a su madre durante visita en Angola

Vistiendo un chaleco de protección y un casco, el duque recordó a Diana.
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El príncipe Harry honró el viernes el trabajo de su madre en Angola caminando por un campo de minas, con casco y chaleco de protección, como hizo la princesa de Gales en 1997.

"Las minas son un flagelo de la guerra", declaró Harry en un video publicado por el canal británico ITN. "Desminando podemos ayudar a esta comunidad a encontrar la paz y con la paz vienen las oportunidades", añadió desde la localidad de Dirico, en el sudeste de Angola. "Además podemos proteger la fauna única y variada" de la región, que son "sus ventajas naturales", dijo a la población.

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El príncipe, que detonó por control remoto un explosivo en el marco de una operación muy controlada, continuará su visita en la ciudad de Huambo, unos 1.000 kilómetros al noroeste, donde Diana, comprometida contra las minas antipersonas, también había caminado en un campo minado en 1997.

Pocos meses después de su visita a Angola, la princesa de Gales murió en un accidente automovilístico en París. Harry tenía 12 años.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“If an international ban on mines can be secured it means, looking far ahead, that the world may be a safer place for this generation's grandchildren.” – Princess Diana, 1997 Today in Angola The Duke of Sussex will retrace his mother’s steps to see the legacy of her work and how her connection with this community helped make the elimination of landmines a reality. In 1997 Diana Princess of Wales visited Huambo to bring global attention to the crisis of landmines and the people whose lives were being destroyed. Two decades later, the area has transformed from desolate and unhabitable to lively and vibrant, with colleges, schools and small businesses. 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. Princess Diana’s visit helped change the course of history, and directly led to the Convention against Anti-Personal Landmines, also known as the Ottawa Treaty. Today, with the support of @thehalotrust, Angola now has a stated aim under the Treaty to be clear of known mines by 2025. Despite great progress, 60 million people worldwide still live in fear of landmines every day. During his visit today, The Duke will walk along the street which was once the minefield where his mother was famously pictured. #RoyalTourAfrica #RoyalVisitAngola Photo©️PA

Una publicación compartida por The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal) el 26 de Sep de 2019 a las 11:15 PDT

"Visitaré Huambo para ver por dónde caminó mi madre en el campo de minas en 1997", explicó el príncipe. Huambo, "la segunda ciudad del país, que estaba minada en ese momento, es ahora segura y, con la ayuda internacional apropiada, el terreno aquí (en Dirico) también puede serlo", declaró el duque de Sussex, sexto en el orden de sucesión al trono de Inglaterra.

En Huambo, el príncipe visitará también un hospital ortopédico bautizado con el nombre de su madre. Más de 1 millón de minas antipersonas fueron colocadas durante los 27 años de guerra civil (1975-2002) en Angola, que sigue siendo uno de los países más minados del mundo. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Following in the footsteps of his mother, Princess Diana, this morning The Duke of Sussex visited a de-mining site in Dirico, Angola, to raise awareness of the danger and prevalence of landmines that still exists today. The Duke joined @thehalotrust in their work to help clear the area to enable safe access for the local community. • “If an international ban on mines can be secured it means, looking far ahead, that the world may be a safer place for this generation's grandchildren.” – Princess Diana, 1997 Today in Angola The Duke of Sussex will retrace his mother’s steps to see the legacy of her work and how her connection with this community helped make the elimination of landmines a reality. In 1997 Diana Princess of Wales visited Huambo to bring global attention to the crisis of landmines and the people whose lives were being destroyed. Two decades later, the area has transformed from desolate and unhabitable to lively and vibrant, with colleges, schools and small businesses. 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. Princess Diana’s visit helped change the course of history, and directly led to the Convention against Anti-Personal Landmines, also known as the Ottawa Treaty. Today, with the support of @thehalotrust, Angola now has a stated aim under the Treaty to be clear of known mines by 2025. Despite great progress, 60 million people worldwide still live in fear of landmines every day. During his visit today, The Duke will walk along the street which was once the minefield where his mother was famously pictured. #RoyalVisitAfrica #RoyalVisitAngola Photo©️PA

Una publicación compartida por The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal) el 27 de Sep de 2019 a las 12:12 PDT

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Angola es la tercera etapa de la gira de diez días del príncipe por África meridional. 

Después de Sudáfrica, Botsuana y Angola, el Duque de Sussex viajará a Malaui.

Volverá a Sudáfrica, concretamente a Johanesburgo, donde se quedaron su esposa Meghan y a su hijo Archie, de cuatro meses de edad. Su gira oficial terminará el 2 de octubre.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Like mother, like son💕 | this morning the Duke retraced his mother, Princess Diana’s footsteps from 1997 walking through a minefield in Dirico, Angola. He joined the @thehalotrust to see the amazing work they continue to do as they clear landmines 💣to make the community safe. This must have been very emotional for the Duke but I’m so proud of him!❤️😭 . . The palace on Harry’s visit: 🇦🇴 “The Duke is humbled to be visiting a place and 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.” . . . #meghanmarkle #duchessofsussex #royalfamily #britishroyals #royals #princeharry #sussexroyaltour #royaltourafrica #royaltoursouthafrica #princessdiana #diana

Una publicación compartida por Meghan (@_duchess_of_sussex) el 27 de Sep de 2019 a las 12:46 PDT