Prince Harry supports Dumfries based landmine charity

Prince Harry has followed in his late mother's footsteps to support the Dumfries based landmine clearing charity, The Halo Trust. The Prince became a patron of the charity's 25th Anniversary Appeal in March.

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Dumfries charity welcomes Prince Harry's landmine clearing support

Prince Harry at an exhibition by The HALO Trust earlier this year Credit: PA

Prince Harry is continuing his late mother's legacy following a trip to Angola in support of landmine clearing work. The Prince became a Patron of the HALO Trust's 25th Anniversary Appeal in March.

Prince Harry is shown how The HALO Trust clears mines Credit: PA

The charity, based in Thornhill in Dumfries, is dedicated to clearing landmines across the world. The late Princess Diana visited minefields which were cleared by the charity shortly before her death in 1997. the HALO Trust says the Prince's support is "invaluable" in raising awareness of the issue.

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Prince's private visit reminds public of landmine cause

Prince Harry first saw the Halo trust's landmine clearance in Mozambique three years ago and has witnessed the suffering they cause to soldiers and civilians while with the military in Afghanistan.

Some 16 years after his mother's visit to Angola did so much to raise awareness of the problem, mines are still being laid daily.

As ITV News Correspondent Richard Pallot reports, the prince's private visit makes the cause very public once again.


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