Prince Harry was looking his devilishly handsome self today (April 19, 2013) at the launch for Walking with the Wounded South Pole Allied challenge at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London, England.
He announced that he will take part in a race to the South Pole with a team of wounded British servicemen and women.
The 28-year-old will take on teams from the United States and the Commonwealth in the 208-mile Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge in November and December this year.
He said at a press conference in London during which the teams were announced: “So, it just remains for me to say to Soldier On Canada, Soldiers To Summits from the US and Soldier On Australia – welcome to the party. As a member of the British team, I will have a brew ready for you when you join us at the Pole.”
Harry, a Captain and Apache helicopter pilot in the Army Air Corps, paid tribute to the courage and determination of the 12 team members, including three women, who have all suffered amputations or other serious physical and mental injuries in the line of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq.
“These men and women have given their all in the cause of freedom, in our cause,” he said. “That they should once again step into the breach – this time facing down the extreme physical and mental challenges of trekking to the South Pole – just underlines their remarkable qualities.
Such a great event. Hopefully it will all go of without a hitch this year.