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At a glittering British diplomatic dinner Thursday night, Harry invoked the memory of his mother and her work with the mine-clearing HALO Trust charity, which he also supports.

“My mother, who believed passionately in this cause, would be proud of my association with HALO,” he said. “In her special way, she adopted it as her own. She would join me — along with all of you, I’m sure — in praising HALO for the amazing work that it has done over the past quarter-century, and in hoping that one day soon its humanitarian work will be done.”

Diana highlighted the trust’s work when she was pictured wearing a face mask and protective clothing during a visit to a minefield being cleared by the organization in Angola in 1997. Her son said that at any one time, the group has 7,000 people deployed in the field, “striving to protect people and banish the fear that pervades the lives of millions around the world.”

Harry will also visit parts of New Jersey afflicted by Superstorm Sandy and stop for events in New York City before capping his visit by playing in the Sentebale Polo Cup match in Greenwich, Conn., on Wednesday.