Príncipe Harry se emociona ao refazer passos da mãe, Diana, em viagem pela África

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Príncipe Harry segue sua turnê pela África, agora sem a esposa e o filho, e refez os passos de sua mãe, a princesa Diana, ao visitar um campo minado nos arredores de Dirico, na Angola.

Harry refaz passos da mãe em campo minado na África

Mais uma vez, o príncipe Harry deixou claro que continuará o legado de sua mãe na África. No quinto dia do duque no continente, ele caminhou por um campo de minas, com capacete e colete de proteção, como fez a princesa Diana em 1997.

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Cerca de 22 anos depois que sua mãe atravessou o campo minado e pediu a proibição global de minas, o duque refez seus passos e discursou sobre a importância de limpar minas terrestres no contexto da conservação e por razões humanitárias.

Segundo a mídia local, o duque disse: "As minas terrestres são uma cicatriz de guerra não curada. Ao limpar as minas terrestres, podemos ajudar essa comunidade a encontrar a paz, e com a paz vem a oportunidade”.

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“If an international ban on mines can be secured it means, looking far ahead, that the world may be a safer place for this generation's grandchildren.” – Princess Diana, 1997 Today in Angola The Duke of Sussex will retrace his mother’s steps to see the legacy of her work and how her connection with this community helped make the elimination of landmines a reality. In 1997 Diana Princess of Wales visited Huambo to bring global attention to the crisis of landmines and the people whose lives were being destroyed. Two decades later, the area has transformed from desolate and uninhabitable to lively and vibrant, with colleges, schools and small businesses. The Duke is humbled to be visiting a place and a community that was so special to his mother, and to recognise her tireless mission as an advocate for all those she felt needed her voice the most, even if the issue was not universally popular. Princess Diana’s visit helped change the course of history, and directly led to the Convention against Anti-Personal Landmines, also known as the Ottawa Treaty. Today, with the support of @thehalotrust, Angola now has a stated aim under the Treaty to be clear of known mines by 2025. Despite great progress, 60 million people worldwide still live in fear of landmines every day. During his visit today, The Duke will walk along the street which was once the minefield where his mother was famously pictured. #RoyalTourAfrica #RoyalVisitAngola Photo©️PA

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Foi o que aconteceu quando Lady Di visitou a província de Huambo e trouxe atenção à crise das minas terrestres e às pessoas cujas vidas estavam sendo destruídas. Duas décadas depois, a área passou de desolada e inabitável para animada e vibrante, com faculdades, escolas e pequenas empresas.

Nas redes sociais do duque e da duquesa de Sussex, Harry falou com emoção do trabalho de sua mãe e sobre poder continuar essa missão.

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“It’s incredibly emotional to follow in the footsteps of my mother... If 20 years ago she hadn’t done what she did, this would still be a minefield. To see this as a thriving community is amazing.” – The Duke of Sussex Above, some words from The Duke of Sussex as he spoke candidly today about his experience retracing his mother’s visit to Angola in 1997. He was able to see firsthand more of the legacy she left on the world. Princess Diana brought global attention to the issue of landmines and helped change the future for this community in Huambo, and many more like it. This afternoon, 22 years later, The Duke was able to walk the same path, but now rather than walking amongst mines, he was able to walk among a bustling community with schools, colleges and small businesses. Earlier today The Duke joined @thehalotrust to once again highlight the issue of landmines that still threatens more than 60 million people worldwide. #RoyalVisitAngola Video © SussexRoyal

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"É incrivelmente emocionante seguir os passos de minha mãe ... Se há 20 anos ela não tivesse feito o que fez, isso ainda seria um campo minado. Ver esse local como uma comunidade próspera é incrível".

Durante a visita aos campos, Harry ainda detonou uma mina remotamente. Veja:

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Ligação de príncipe Harry com a África