Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will fulfil Princess Diana’s legacy by opening a hospital named after her on their African royal tour.

THE Duke of Sussex is to fulfil his mum’s legacy on his African royal tour by opening a hospital dedicated to her.

Prince Harry will continue the mission Princess Diana started before she died in 1997, by tackling land mines in the area and visiting a health centre that has been renamed in her honour.

 Prince Harry will pay tribute to his late mum by visiting a health centre that has been renamed in her honour

Prince Harry will pay tribute to his late mum by visiting a health centre that has been renamed in her honourCredit: AFP or licensors

Princess Diana famously walked through an area being cleared of landmines in Huambo and an iconic snap was captured of the moment.

On Friday, the Duke of Sussex will get to follow in his mum’s footsteps by remote-detonating a landmine, before visiting the land Princess Diana helped de-mine.

He will also visit the Huambo Orthopaedic Centre, which is mum toured in 1997, which has been renamed in her honour after an upgrade - with the new name being unveiled at the event.

According to a senior Palace source: “This is all about wanting to fulfil his mother’s legacy.”

 The late princess walking through a minefield went on to become one of the most iconic photographs of her

The late princess walking through a minefield went on to become one of the most iconic photographs of herCredit: Reuters

 Harry was extremely close to him mum and the trip has been dubbed a 'poignant journey' for him

Harry was extremely close to him mum and the trip has been dubbed a 'poignant journey' for himCredit: Getty - Contributor

The prince will also see the work done by the HALO Trust de-mining camp, which Diana championed, and will make a speech about the importance of the work.

He will also meet with Governor Joana Lina, who was the official host for Diana’s last visit too.

Harry's private secretary Samantha Cohen has dubbed the trip “a poignant journey” for Harry, who is just one year younger than Princess Diana was when she died.

 Prince Harry will visit the site in Huambo, where Princess Diana was pictured

Prince Harry will visit the site in Huambo, where Princess Diana was picturedCredit: Reuters

 This will be the first overseas tour Meghan and Harry have done with four-month-old Archie

This will be the first overseas tour Meghan and Harry have done with four-month-old ArchieCredit: AP:Associated Press

The 35-year-old will visit Angola as part of his 10-day tour of the region, accompanied by Meghan Markle, 38, and four-month-old Archie.

And after a number of public appearances together in Cape Town, Meghan is expected to stay in Johannesburg with Archie while Prince Harry goes to Botswana, Angola and Malawi.
This will be the first overseas trip the Sussex family will make as a three and Prince Harry says he can’t wait to share his “second home” of South Africa with his wife and son.

The dad-of-one won’t get to recreate the image the late Princess made famous, as the area is now a street filled with shops, schools and houses.

Instead he will see the legacy his mother left behind in her work to rid the country of landmines, with the once bomb-ridden landscape now a typical street.

Sharing news of their upcoming tour on their Instagram page, @Sussexroyal, a post said: "The Duke is especially proud to continue the legacy left by his mother with her work in Angola as he joins Halo Trust again in an effort to rid the world of landmines."

ROYAL AFRICA TOUR

Day One: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will visit a workshop in Cape Town that teaches children about their rights and provides self-defence classes

The couple will also tour District Six Museum to learn about the work done to reunite people affected by the apartheid.

Day Two: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will travel to Monwabisi Beach to learn about Waves for Change.

They will also see the work of the Lunchbox Fund, which provides meals to schools across towns and rural areas.

Prince Harry will then join the City of Cape Town Marine Unit to learn about the work done to combat poaching.

In the afternoon, Meghan and Harry will visit the oldest mosque in the country and finally attend a reception at the British High Commissioner's Resident.

Day Three: The Sussexes will meet the Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mrs Tutu at their legacy foundation.

Meghan will then stay in South Africa, visiting the Woodstock Exchange that encourages female entrepreneurs.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry goes to Botswana where he will join school kids to plant trees.

Day Four: Meghan Markle will take part in a Women in Public Service breakfast.

Day Five: Prince Harry will go to Angola, seeing the legacy that his mother Princess Diana started in raising awareness for the threat of landmines.

He will also visit where his mother was famously photographed.

Day Six: Prince Harry will meet with President Lourenco at the Presidential Palace.

He will then visit a maternity hospital before travelling to Malawi.

Day Seven: Prince Harry will visit a local college that supports women obtaining and education.

He will also meet wiith President Peter Mutharika.

Day Eight: Prince Harry will fly to a national park to pay tribute to guardsman Mathew Talbot, who lost his life while on an anti-poaching patrol.

Day Nine: The Duke will visit the Mauwa Heath Centre before heading back to South Africa

Day Ten: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will again join up, meeting with inspiring local youth

They will also meet with Grace Machel, the widow of the late President Nelson Mandela

Prince Harry has worked with the trust de-mining zones before, visiting Mozambique in 2010 and spending two days working on landmine clearance and detonating mines.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex touch down in Cape Town on September 23, with their Instagram page saying they were "excited" to embark on their first official tour as a family.

His jam-packed schedule includes meetings with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Angolan President, João Lourenço, as well as visiting maternity hospitals and Liwonde National Park.

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This will be the first overseas trip the Sussex family will make as a three and Prince Harry says he can’t wait to share his “second home” of South Africa with his wife and son.

The trip takes place just days after Meghan and Harry jetted to Rome for the lavish, A-list wedding of fashion designer pal Misha Nonoo.

When they touch down in Cape Town on Monday, Meghan hopes to make a speech about “gender violence”.

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