Prince Harry successfully reached the South Pole after more than two weeks of travelling.
The royal joined members of Walking With the Wounded (WWTW) charity for the South Pole travel.
“Unlucky for some, lucky for us,” Prince Harry said shortly before the finish line.
Prince Harry, 29, who headed one of the hike’s three teams (along with actors Alexander Skarsgard and Dominic West and a dozen wounded veterans), did it to raise money and awareness for the UK-based WWTW organization, which retrains injured soldiers.
Rougher than usual conditions forced organizers to call off the competitive part of the journey, but that didn’t dampen spirits.
The prince, who served as a helicopter pilot in Afghanistan, had nothing but praise for his teammates.
“Duncan [Slater, who was wounded in Afghanistan], it’s just remarkable the fact that someone with no legs has made it here,” he said.
“And Ivan [Castro] as well, when I look across I see him being guided around, totally blind, from America, and absolutely hates the cold, and you know he’s not doing it for himself, he’s doing it for his buddies back home, and that goes for everybody, every single one here.”
Prince Harry called finishing “an amazing feeling,” adding: “It will just prove to everybody that there’s so much that can be made possible when you think that nothing is left. I’m so proud, I’m so chuffed and I’m so privileged to be here with all these guys and girls.”
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