Prince Harry Planning North Pole Trek

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January 14, 2011 | 11:25am EST

British royal Prince Harry is making plans to march to the North Pole with a group of wounded British soldiers to raise money for charity.
The 26 year old, who has served in Afghanistan as a member of Britain’s armed forces, is hoping to take part in the expedition in March in aid of Walking With the Wounded, an organization which helps rehabilitate injured troops.

The four-week trip begins on 23 March and will see the prince trek to the icy point with a number of servicemen who were wounded in Afghanistan, including two who lost limbs in the conflict – they are aiming to become the first amputees to make it to the pole.

The group is expected to reach the landmark by 26 April. However, Harry’s army commitments and his brother William’s wedding on 29 April might prevent the prince from taking part.

A statement from Clarence House, reads, “He would still very much love to join the expedition, and if he can, he will. However, his military training commitments mean he will not know for some weeks whether this is going to be possible, so in the meantime, he is following preparations closely.”

Prince Harry is patron of the Walking With the Wounded charity.

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