Princess Diana may be gone, but the global issues she cared about have not been forgotten. Prince Harry has remained dedicated to continuing his mother’s legacy and bringing attention to problems she cared about.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex wrapped up their royal tour of Africa earlier this month. The trip was a special nod to Diana, who was photographed walking across over 20 years ago.

Before he visited the landmine zone in Huambo, Prince Harry explained why it was important to remove all landmines in the area. “Landmines are an unhealed scar of war. By clearing the landmines, we can help this community find peace, and with peace comes opportunity,” he said.

“Additionally, we can protect the diverse and unique wildlife that relies on the beautiful Kuito river that I slept beside last night. That river and those wildlife are your natural assets and, if looked after, will bring you unlimited opportunities in the conservation-led economy.” 

Princess Diana initially brought attention to the landmine issue, but after her death, Prince Harry continued her legacy. “Later today, I will visit Huambo to see the place where my mother walked through a minefield in 1997. Once heavily mined, the second city of Angola is now safe,” he said.

“With the right international support, this land around us here can also be like Huambo – a landmine-free, diverse, dynamic, and thriving community, connected to, and benefitting from all that it has to offer.”

Although Prince Harry’s royal tour of Africa has ended, there is no doubt that he will continue to dedicate his time to bringing attention to various global issues.