Prince Harry has been a sterling supporter of the charity Walking With The Wounded – even venting his frustration from the podium in Washington last month when a team of injured former servicemen were forced to call off their attempt to climb Everest because the mountain had become dangerously unstable following the warmest spring on record – and he is now hoping to join an expedition to the South Pole.
Edward Parker, a co-founder of the Walking With The Wounded charity, tells the Daily Telegraph that the Prince has already talked to him about joining the expedition.
“He would love to do it — he’s told us so,” Parker says. “He’s a 26-year-old bloke who loves adventures, and the core of what he is is a soldier. He considers himself to be one of them, and they consider him to be one of them, too.“That element of competition will give it an extra edge,” says Parker. “We just have to wait and see now if the Prince’s military and royal commitments would allow it. If he is able to show his support for the wounded, then he will undoubtedly do so. It’s very close to his heart.”