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Meghan and Harry set to travel to Africa to continue Princess Diana's charitable work

They will continue Princess Diana's fight against landmines

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are planning a big tour to Africa later this year.

The royal couple will continue Harry's late mum Princess Diana's fight against land mines during their overseas trip.

Harry and Meghan will travel to Angola as part of their Autumn tour to carry on Diana's charitable legacy with the HALO Trust, an organisation which removes debris left behind by war, in particular land mines.

Harry and Meghan are planning a big tour to Africa later this year (Credit: Splashnews.com)

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Diana cared about the issue passionately and visited in January 1997, months before her death.

During her trip, Diana bravely walked through a live minefield wearing a protective visor and vest.

She also detonated a land mine in front of the media to show their power.

Following Diana's death, a worldwide ban on land mines was finally put in place.

Meghan and Harry's tour will also include a visit to South Africa and Malawi.

Meghan and Harry's tour will also include a visit to South Africa and Malawi (Credit: Splashnews.com)

The couple will visit Malawi as part of the Prince's hopes of expanding the work of his Sentebale charity.

The presence of land mines and remnants of the civil war render large areas of the country unsafe.

On Tuesday, Buckingham Palace announced that Harry will attend a conference on land mines in London ahead of the tour.

The conference will focus on clearance in Angola, with the palace adding: "The presence of land mines and remnants of the civil war render large areas of the country unsafe."

It's been reported that palace aides are checking whether it's safe for Meghan and Harry to bring their baby son Archie on the trip.

Back in 2017, Harry spoke about his mother's work on banning land mines.

Following Diana's death, a worldwide ban on landmines was finally put in place (Credit: Splashnews.com)

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He said: "Some believed she had stepped over the line into the arena of political campaigning – but for her this wasn’t about politics; it was about people.

"She knew she had a big spotlight to shine, and she used it to bring attention on the people that others had forgotten, ignored or were too afraid to support."

Meghan is currently on maternity leave following the birth of Archie last month.

She made a brief return to royal duties on June 8 to attend the Trooping The Colour ceremony, which celebrates the Queen's official birthday.

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