Whether it is visiting street sleepers in hotels, spending time with people who have died of AIDS, or calling on world leaders to take action on landmines, Diana puts her compassion and conviction before her and influences in the process Her sons.
The princess was the first member of the royal family to come into contact with a person suffering from this disease. AIDS virus AIDS.
In the late 1980s, when many people still believed that the disease could be infected by accidental contact, she sat in front of an AIDS patient’s bed and held his hand.
Whether publicly or privately, she supported the work of helping patients, went to the Mildeme HIV Shelter in East London late at night, and served as a sponsor of the National AIDS Trust Fund.
Just a few months before she died in a car accident in 1997, Diana wore a protective mask and vest and walked through a minefield in Angola, which was cleared by the Halo Trust.
She publicly opposed the sale and use of landmines and called for an international ban on them during her travels, which led to the then Junior Secretary of Defense Earl Howe calling her “uninformed” and “the loose artillery made by Her Majesty’s government” was not needed.” .
In the mid-1990s, Diana took her sons, now the Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex, to meet the homeless when they were boys, and visited a charity called The Passage.
Now, William officially supports The Passage and Centrepoint-two charities he visits publicly and privately.
In 2009, during a public awareness campaign organized by Centrepoint, the Duke slept in a sleeping bag next to a set of wheeled trash bins around Blackfriars Bridge in London, sleeping soundly.
Speaking of Diana’s efforts to change her attitude towards AIDS, Harry said: “Eliminating the stigma is what my mother is committed to doing. Great progress has been made, but after many years, we are still far from doing it in the same way as any other health condition. Look at HIV.”
Harry made an “emotional” pilgrimage to Angola in 2019 and repeated his mother’s mistakes, re-emphasizing the landmine problem.
He put on body armor and protective mask like her, watched a demining team work, and said in a speech later in the day that her memory stayed with him “every day” and her “legacy” continued to exist.
The statue erected to commemorate her will become a symbol of a woman who has had a profound influence on many people and a permanent reminder of her achievements.