VIDEO. Le prince Harry suit les pas de Lady Di en marchant dans un champ de mines en Angola

EMOTION En tournée dans plusieurs pays d'Afrique, le duc de Sussex a voulu sensibiliser au problème des mines

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Le prince Harry marchant au milieu d’un champ de mines en Angola. Le symbole est fort. Non seulement parce que l’image met en scène un membre de la famille royale, qui prend des risques pour sensibiliser à un problème humanitaire, mais aussi parce que 22 ans plus tôt, c’est la mère du duc de Sussex qui arpentait les mêmes chemins.

Les photos de Lady Diana, en uniforme de démineur, sont encore dans toutes les mémoires, mais ce souvenir est probablement encore plus vivace pour son fils cadet, manifestement ému alors qu’on peut le voir sur des images de la journée en train de faire exploser une mine.

Même engagement

Sur le compte Instagram qu’il partage avec sa femme Meghan Markle, le duc de Sussex a publié une citation de sa mère, toujours d’actualité, malheureusement.

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Following in the footsteps of his mother, Princess Diana, this morning The Duke of Sussex visited a de-mining site in Dirico, Angola, to raise awareness of the danger and prevalence of landmines that still exists today. The Duke joined @thehalotrust in their work to help clear the area to enable safe access for the local community. • “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 unhabitable 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. #RoyalVisitAfrica #RoyalVisitAngola Photo©️PA

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« Si on arrive à mettre en place une interdiction des mines dans le monde entier, alors ça veut dire que dans un futur, certes lointain, on pourra malgré tout voir un monde plus sécurisé pour les petits-enfants de notre génération », avait déclaré la princesse de Galles en 1997.