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Prince Harry gears up for trek through Antarctica


Nov. 14, 2013: Britain's Prince Harry, right, poses for a group photograph on stage with his teammates, from left, single leg amputee Guy Disney, single leg amputee Ibrar Ali MC, team mentor Richard Eyre, single leg amputee Kate Philp and double leg amputee Duncan Slater during the "Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge" departure event in Trafalgar Square, London. (AP)

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 Walking With the Wounded charity trek.

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."