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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Set to finish Princess Diana’s Historic Africa Tour Legacy

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PRINCESS Diana’s son wants to follow in her footsteps when he travels to Africa this Autumn.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are planning a major trip to Africa later this year, and there’s a touching reason behind it.

As part of the tour this Autumn, Harry will travel to Angola, where his mumPrincess Diana famously visited in January 1997 just months before her tragic death in Paris.

She was in the war-torn African nation as part of an effort to clear landmines strewn across the country.

The famous picture of Diana wearing a protective visor and vest in a minefield went down in history, highlighting the important work of the HALO (Hazardous Area Life-support Organisation) Trust at removing the deadly reminders of war.

Royal aides are investigating the security situation in Angola, to see if it will be safe enough for Meghan, 37, and babyArchie to join the prince in the country.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Princess Diana
LEGACY: Prince Harry wants to follow in mum Princess Diana’s footsteps (Pic: GETTY)
CHARITY: Princess Diana did a lot of work with landmine clearing in Angola and Bosnia (Pic: GETTY)
CARING: Diana at a hospital in Angola (Pic: GETTY)

The new family are expected to travel together for at least some of the African tour, which will also see the Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Malawi, South Africa and possibly Botswana.

Malawi is where the prince’s charity Sentebale does much of their work, helping vulnerable children and young people.

The Duke, 34, has told close friends about his desire to “fulfil his mother’s legacy” and follow on from her humanitarian and conservation work.

A source close to the prince told The Mirror: “Harry has made no secret of what an influence his mother has been on him.

“Harry has made no secret of what an influence his mother has been on him”

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“His trip to Africa comes at a time in his life where he has become a parent himself.

“Diana had a great affinity with children and recognised how having boots on the ground could affect change in such an important way.

“This is all about wanting to fulfil his mother’s legacy and showing his wife and baby son the places that have had the most positive effect on him in his life.”

In 2013, Harry travelled to Cuando Cubango in southeast Angola, to witness first-hand the devastating impact of landmines and the suffering they cause.

PROUD: Prince Harry has spoken about the influence his mum had on his life (Pic: GETTY)
MEETING: Prince Harry hugs Rita Ora backstage at a concert for his Sentebale charity (Pic: REUTERS)
FAMILY: Harry wants to bring Meghan and baby Archie out to Angola with him, if it’s safe enough (Pic: GETTY)

Harry is reportedly planning a six-month foreign stay in Africa with his family to dedicate time to his charity work.

The Sussexes’ advisers are working with Sir David Manning, the ex-ambassador to the US, and Lord Geidt, who chairs the Queen ‘s Commonwealth Trust.

Harry and his new family moved away from Kensington Palace, home to Prince William and Kate Middleton , earlier this year, following a rumoured royal rift.

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