Prince Harry is a patron of the Walking With the Wounded charity, and has supported them through various endeavors over the past couple of years. It was recently announced that with the aid of the charity, Harry would be racing to the South Pole with the help of three other teams of veterans.
Harry spoke up about his decision to undertake this task at the launch of the South Pole Allied Challenge, saying, "The aim remains the same. To enable our wounded servicemen and women to do what they do better than anyone else I know. To meet a challenge head on and inspire others to do the same."
He added, "We are not allowed to officially call it a race, but I think we all know what will happen. These men and women have given their all in the cause of freedom. That they should once again step into the breach, this time facing down the extreme mental and physical challenges of trekking to the South Pole just underlines their remarkable qualities. Toughness of mind; an unquenchable spirit that refuses to say 'I am beaten'."
The trek, or 'race', will take place in December, and will show veterans from the UK, Australia, and the US travel across 208 miles to the South Pole.