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Prince Harry's support 'invaluable' to landmine mission

The Halo Trust has said Prince Harry's support to help remove landmines from African nations plays "an invaluable role" in raising awareness of the charity's "work and mission".

The organisation's projects in war-torn countries clears the ground for some of the world's most vulnerable people to plant crops, rebuild homes and raise families in safety.

Harry's trip to Angola is part of his role as patron of the trust's 25th anniversary appeal. Credit: Halo Trust
While there he visited demining teams across the region, touring minefields and meeting some of the key beneficiaries of Halo's work. Credit: Halo Trust
He concentrated his visit on the south-eastern Angolan town of Cuito Cuanavale, believed to be the most heavily mined town in Africa. Credit: Halo Trust


Prince Harry adopts Diana's landmine charity cause

Halo said it was "delighted that Prince Harry has come out to Angola to support us in getting mines out of the ground, for good". Credit: Halo Trust

Prince Harry has expressed his frustration that countries which supplied landmines to African countries are doing nothing to get rid of them, following a visit to clearance projects in Angola.

The 28-year-old followed in his mother's footsteps by taking up the cause of the Halo Trust.

Guy Willoughby, Halo's chief executive, said the prince was left "irritated" and with a "bee in his bonnet" that nations are not putting in any funds to clear landmines they supplied 25 years ago.

He said the charity was "delighted" at Harry's involvement after seeing the impact of Diana's famous visit in 1997.

"The minefields that his mother visited are all now shops and roads and there's even an estate agent's on one of them," Mr Willoughby said.