"Retracing my mother's steps." Prince Harry reunites with landmine victim, 22 years after Princess Diana.

In a touching tribute to his mother’s humanitarian spirit, Prince Harry has been reunited with Sandra Tigica, a landmine victim who lost her leg when she was 10 years old, while attempting to flee violence due to the Angolan Civil War.

Twenty-two years ago, Princess Diana was also photographed sharing a teary, emotional moment with the then 13-year-old. The late royal was attending an orthopaedic workshop at Neves Bendinha, when she asked to see Sandra be fitted with a prosthetic leg.

“I think I met Princess Diana on a Tuesday, she came to the centre and wanted to see how a change of prosthetic limb was done,” said Sandra, recalling that moment in 1997.

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“At the time I was very small, I was a very tiny girl… Princess Diana was watching the process and she started crying as she watched me getting measured for a new prosthetic.”

“She was speaking to me and I felt very happy, I felt very complete to have the attention of a princess.”

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Princess Diana with a 13yo Sandra Tigica in 1997. Image: Getty.
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Sandra also named her daughter Diana, after the late Princess. Image: Getty.

Prince Harry is currently in Luanda, Angola as part of his royal tour of Africa, with his wife, Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex. The 35-year-old was seen speaking to the woman at a reception which took place at the British Ambassador's Residence in Luanda.

"It has been quite emotional retracing my mother's steps along this street 22 years on and to see the transformation that has taken place from an unsafe and desolate area into a vibrant community of local businesses," he said, speaking to press in front of what The Sun reports was a tree named after Princess Diana.

This isn't the first time the royal has met the mum-of-five. In 2007, Sandra and her daughter attended a ten-year memorial Concert for Diana at Wembley stadium, which featured Elton John, Duran Duran and Kanye West, among many others.

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Prince Harry with Sandra and her daughter in 2007. Image: Getty.

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