On Monday, the Duke of Sussex spoke on the “vital mission” of removing landmines from Angola in an effort to put the country “back on the map as a tourist destination.”
He is following in his late mother Princess Diana’s footsteps. Diana visited Angola in 1997 with The HALO Trust, and Harry did the same in 2013.
In a speech at Chatham House in London, he said removing the mines “a humanitarian issue, NOT a political one.”
Harry continued: “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 this land into a sustainable source for its people. 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.”
“… My hope is that through this collaboration, minefields can be cleared, land can be protected, wildlife can be free to return to where they once roamed, and Angolans can reap the rewards by coexisting with the one constant that will draw people in from all over the world — the extraordinary setting that they call home,” he added.
In April, a royal source told ET that Harry and Meghan Markle were planning another visit to Angola in the fall. Rumors have also been swirling that they plan to move their with their son, Archie.
VIRAL VIDEO CONTROVERSY
Meanwhile, a video showing Harry seemingly tell Meghan to “turn around” on the Buckingham Palace balcony during the Trooping the Colour has gone viral. However, people who watch the entire video with sound will find that while he does in fact, say “turn around…look” the second time Meghan looks at him, the first time, he appeared to be answering her question with a “yes, that's right.”
In other words, she was asking him something, he heard “God Save the Queen,” so he reminded her to turn around.