Well, not really, but here’s the scoop: Prince Harry is at the South Pole (in? on?) as part of the Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge, but it’s now been halted due to inclement weather, which has made the terrain all wonky and totally unsafe to be on. The Challenge’s director Ed Parker released the following statement:
“Until now, the three teams have been racing against one another across the Antarctic plateau, but yesterday I took the decision to suspend the race.
“The reason for this is entirely simple – safety, which remains the core principle of our expeditions. While all three teams were progressing well, it was becoming evident that there was a higher degree of stress imposed on the team members, due to unprecedented terrain on the plateau.”
Don’t worry, though – the whole thing hasn’t been cancelled, just postponed. When it starts up again, the Australian-Canadian, UK and US teams won’t even have to compete against each other any more. They can just travel at their own pace and enjoy the scenery, I guess.
I’m just glad Prince Harry’s safe. He’s got to protect the throne of the Most Handsome Ginger.