LONDON — Britain's Prince Harry has praised the courage of wounded servicemen and women who are gearing up for a race across Antarctica to the South Pole.
Harry will join a team of four injured British soldiers in the 200-mile (320-kilometer) Walking With the Wounded charity trek.
Britain's Prince Harry, center, makes a speech on stage as he attends the "Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge" departure event in Trafalgar Square, London, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. The Prince on Thursday joined other members of the three teams of wounded service men and women from the UK, U.S., and Commonwealth who he will race to the South Pole with on behalf of "Walking With The Wounded". (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Three days ahead of the team's departure from Britain, Harry appeared in London's Trafalgar Square on Thursday with members of the three teams — from Britain, the U.S. and the Commonwealth — and spoke of the courage on display going into the challenge.
He said the men and women alongside him "have achieved so much just to get here."
The 29-year-old prince said the trek will prove that even after suffering traumatic events like losing limbs, "you can achieve pretty much anything."
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