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Prince Harry Gives Passionate Speech About Clearing Landmines in Angola - Watch Now

Prince Harry Gives Passionate Speech About Clearing Landmines in Angola - Watch Now

Prince Harry is following in his mother’s footsteps.

The 34-year-old Duke of Sussex attended the Mine, Clearance, Conservation and Economic Development in Angola hosted by the Chatham House Africa Programme on Monday afternoon (June 17) in London, England where he opened up about the dangers of landmines in the Central African nation.

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“I first visited the Chatham House in June 2017 to take part in a scenario planning exercise—some of you in the room today were here with me,” Prince Harry said. “That exercise showed me the importance of landmine clearance within a humanitarian emergency because, let’s not forget, landmines are a humanitarian issue, not a political one. That exercise was especially interesting for me because I had the privilege in 2013 of visiting Angola with The HALO Trust. In Cuando Cubango—in the far southeast of what is a vast, beautiful country—I saw a struggling community in a deserted landscape unable to make use of the land, yet the potential to turn his land into a sustainable source for its people.”

Princess Diana famously walked through Angola’s active minefields in 1997.

“In fact, I was told just the other day of the positive transformation in Huambo since my mother walked that minefield all those years ago,” Prince Harry added.

Watch his speech now.

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