Prince Harry makes landmine charity visit in Mozambique

  • 21 June 2010
  • From the section UK
Prince Harry with Halo charity worker
Image caption Prince Harry was given basic training in mine clearance

Prince Harry has spent two days in Mozambique learning about the work of a British landmine clearance charity.

The Halo Trust said the prince was shown projects in the country during a private visit that included walking through a minefield.

The prince also met local people who had been injured by mines.

Prince Harry's mother, Princess Diana, was famously pictured walking through a minefield when she visited the Halo Trust in Angola.

Royal tour

On the prince's visit, he watched a team clearing mines and was given basic training in mine clearance techniques before detonating mines under the supervision of experts.

Halo Trust chief executive Guy Willoughby said: "Halo is delighted that Prince Harry has come out to support us in this quest to clear Mozambique of mines - a task we could complete in the next four years.

"By being with us in the field, and even personally destroying mines, he has learned something of the dirty, boring, dangerous work that Halo's 7,700 staff undertake day-in, day-out in the world's most mine-impacted countries."

Prince Harry and his brother Prince William have been on a six-day tour of southern Africa.

On the tour - their first joint overseas trip - they have visited Botswana and Lesotho, and it will end in South Africa.

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