Skip Nav

Prince Harry Reaches South Pole, Walking With the Wounded

Prince Harry and His Beard Finally Make It to the South Pole

Prince Harry finally reached the South Pole yesterday! The royal showed off his scruffy red beard in a new snap alongside Team America member Ivan Castro. Harry joined a group of trekkers, including Alexander Skarsgard, who provided moral support to Team America, and actor Dominic West, who was part of Team Commonwealth. While Harry, Alexander, and Dominic's presence increased the journey's star power, the trek was really about the armed forces members who were all injured in conflict, many of whom lost limbs. After reaching his destination, Harry told reporters that he was very proud of the teams: "I'm so chuffed, and I'm so privileged to be here with all these guys and girls. What an amazing accomplishment. I think we'll be having a few whiskies tonight, and then everyone's looking forward to getting home."

The group's journey started in London, where they met with Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and then they flew to South Africa to meet with Alexander, who was wrapping up filming on The Giver. From there, the group flew to Novolazarevskaya Station, Antarctica, on Nov. 19, to begin training and adjust to the freezing temperatures. Unfortunately, even though it is technically Summer in Antarctica, the continent was experiencing its harshest recorded conditions, and the race portion of the 354-kilometre walk was called off on Dec. 7. However, the group was determined to still make it to the South Pole, and Harry revealed in a video blog earlier this week that they were all still in "high spirits" as they made their way towards the finish line.

More from POPSUGAR
From Our Partners
Watch Prince Harry, Patrick Hutchinson Speak on Antiracism
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Time100 Talks | Videos
Meghan Markle Wears Cartier Watch in Photo With Prince Harry
Meghan Markle Discusses Social Media Addiction With Fortune
Meghan Markle Wore Black Turtleneck For Day of the Girl Talk
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Talk With Malala | Video
Meghan Markle Addresses Trolling: "It's Almost Unsurvivable"
Meghan Markle Wears Ruth Bader Ginsburg Shirt and Face Mask
Kate Middleton Wearing Princess Diana's Saudi Sapphire Suite
You Can Buy Princess Diana's Black Sheep Sweatshirt
The Cambridge Kids Ask David Attenborough Animal Questions
Harry and Meghan Launch a UK Black History Month Campaign
Latest Celebrity