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Prince Harry to join wounded troops for part of 1,000-mile charity trek around Britain

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LONDON — Prince Harry is leaving the army, but he's not giving up his work with wounded troops.

The prince says he plans to join service members for part of a 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometer) trek around Britain.

PHOTO: Britain's Prince Harry speaks during the launch of the Walking with the Wounded, Walk of Britain charity event, in London, Wednesday March 18, 2015. Five wounded veterans will walk 1000 miles through mainland Britain, starting in Scotland on August 22 and ending in London on Oct. 31. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool)
Britain's Prince Harry speaks during the launch of the Walking with the Wounded, Walk of Britain charity event, in London, Wednesday March 18, 2015. Five wounded veterans will walk 1000 miles through mainland Britain, starting in Scotland on August 22 and ending in London on Oct. 31. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool)

The prince on Wednesday met four men and a woman planning the Walk of Britain, and announced he would be joining them for a small part of the journey later this year.

The trek is organized by Walking with the Wounded, a charity that helps injured veterans move into civilian life.

Harry, who is fourth in line to the throne, will leave the British Army in June after a 10-year career that included two stints in Afghanistan.

Harry has previously joined troops on Walking with the Wounded treks to the North and South Poles.

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