Prince Harry completes North Pole charity trek

Britain’s Prince Harry has completed his North Pole charity journey on Friday and arrived on Norway’s Spitsbergen from the Russian Arctic Barneo base and was whisked off to Oslo, Polus expedition president Irina Orlova said.

Harry, who is a benefactor of the Walking with the Wounded charity, joined a team of four disabled Afghan war veterans last week. The expedition aimed to raise $3.2 million to help wounded troops.

The 26-year-old prince was to leave Barneo on Thursday, but cracks in the ice closed down the airport runway, making it unable for planes to take off.

The prince hoped to stay longer but must fulfill military commitments, an important stage of his helicopter training and make it back to London in time for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding where he is to be best man.

MOSCOW, April 8 (RIA Novosti)

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