Prince Harry arrives back in the UK after Arctic trek

Monday April 11, 2011

Prince Harry has landed back in the UK after spending four days trekking to the North Pole with injured servicemen.

A St James's Palace spokesman confirmed that the 26-year-old royal is "resting" adding that he is "full of admiration for the wounded lads who are continuing for weeks more."

Harry's return had to be delayed by 24 hours while repairs were made to a landing strip at Borneo airfield – about 200 miles from the North Pole.

But he turned the setback to his advantage, spending an extra day on the ice with the team, who were "sad to see his go", their spokesman said.

Harry spent three days training with the group in Spitsbergen, Norway, before leaving with them for the start of the Arctic trek.

That was also delayed for three days, because of dangerous winds around the Borneo Airfield, where the team were due to land.

The servicemen taking part in the four-week mission are hoping to raise £2 million for the Walking With The Wounded charity.

Photo: Getty

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