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In pictures: Diana’s 1997 trip to Angola


John MacIntyre from Paisley Scotland (CC BY 2.0) via Wikimedia Commons

As the Duke of Sussex prepares to walk in his mother’s footsteps today in Angola, we are taking a look back in photos to when the late Diana, Princess of Wales made history. She was there to campaign for a global ban on mines.

Diana travelled to Angola and walked through a mine-invested field, only protected by a helmet and bullet-proof vest. She met with those who had been impacted by mine explosions. The mines had been placed there during Angola’s civil war, and Diana’s visit helped bring publicity to the Halo Trust.

An international treaty to ban landmines was signed a few months after Diana’s tragic 1997 passing.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.