The Prince led a team of wounded service men and women as they took part in the Walking With the Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge 2013. ITV filmed a two-part documentary which delved into the stories of the soldiers as well as charting their progress.
"Look how cool it is, it's amazing," Harry says in the video. "It's ridiculous that a place like this should exist. One of the few places on earth that hasn't been screwed up by humans." Ahead of the expedition, the Prince admitted that he was scared of taking on such a huge challenge: “I’m terrified for myself to be honest, hugely daunted, so I can’t even begin to imagine what it’s going to be like for them.
"And you know to take a double amputee to the South Pole it’s really going to be really quite a moving moment when we get there. For me, it’s bigger than just these guys, we are trying to raise money but also raise awareness for the fact that the injuries they have sustained they are going to carry for the rest of their lives.”
* The first of the two episodes of Harry's South Pole Heroes airs on ITV, Sunday March 16, at 8pm
Prince Harry's girlfriend Cressida Bonas is related to former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, it has been claimed. The dancer and socialite, 25, has been revealed as the war time leader's first cousin three times removed as research shows her maternal second great grandmother, Lady Georgiana Spencer-Churchill, was Winston Churchill's aunt. Miss Bonas' aristocratic roots are well-documented, with a large number of senior politicians in her family tree, but this is believed to be the first time she has been directly linked to Churchill
Good company: Cressida Bonas' maternal second great grandmother, Lady Georgiana Spencer-Churchill, was Winston Churchill's aunt. Miss Bonas is believed to have been in a relationship with Prince Harry since 2012
As well as Britain's cigar-smoking leading during the Second World War, Miss Bonas is directly related to the famous Dukes of Marlborough, who can trace their aristocratic roots back to Winston Churchill's heroic Royalist namesake during the English Civil War. She is also directly related to William Cosby, who was made the Royal Governor of New Jersey and New York by George II in 1732, according to The Sun.
Sir Winston Churchill was Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century
Another relative is Augustus Henry FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton, who was Prime Minister for 15 years from 1768. Miss Bonas' is also famously the great-granddaughter of Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe - the aristocratic racing driver who won the 1931 Le Mans 24-hour race. 'You'd expect Prince Harry to keep good company and Cressida Bonas is no exception,' a spokesman for Ancestry.co.uk told the newspaper. 'With everything from Prime Ministers to colonial governors in her bloodline, she shouldn't feel too out of place in the palace should Harry pop the question,' they added. Miss Bonas accompanied Prince Harry on an official engagement for the first time last week, prompting speculation the couple may be about to get engaged.
Cressida Bonas in related to Sir Winston Churchill via their mutual ancestor - Lady Georgiana Elizabeth Spencer-Churchill. This makes them first cousins, three times removed
Prince Harry and his team of wounded ex-service men and women completed their trek to the South Pole last December, and now their emotional journey will be broadcast on TV.
Originally a race, the teams abandoned the competitive element as they helped each other plough on through the snow in temperatures as low as -40 degrees celsius. Viewers will be able to get a raw insight into their traumatic experiences and their determination to overcome life-changing injuries. "It's not just about fitness, it's about knowing exactly what you can and can't do," Harry is filmed saying in one scene. "I'm terrified for myself to be honest, hugely daunted, so I can't even begin to imagine what it's going to be like for them."
Harry, who fronted Team UK, was joined by double leg amputee Duncan Slater, arm amputee Ibrar Ali MC, left leg amputee Kate Philp, right leg amputee Guy Disney, a member of the Yorkshire Regiment and guide Conrad Dickinson in his group. "To take a double amputee to the South Pole, it's really going to be quite a moving moment when we get there," said Harry. "For me, it's bigger than just these guys, we are trying to raise money but also raise awareness for the fact that the injuries they have sustained they are going to carry for the rest of their lives."
In the first episode, Harry and all three teams are filmed visiting Buckingham Palace where they met the Queen before their departure. Harry bids farewell to his grandmother, while his teammates are also seen saying tearful goodbyes to their friends and family. The group trained in Iceland as well as spending a night in a freezer in the East Midlands, where they endured temperatures more than 30 degrees celsius colder than it was in Iceland.
The royal and his girlfriend Cressida Bonas began dating two years ago when they were introduced through Harry's cousins, princesses Eugenie and Beatrice. But they share more than just a social circle, as experts have revealed that Cressida is related to her boyfriend's mother - making her a distant cousin of the young prince. The findings come after more than 11 million documents, known as the Tithe Records, were uploaded on to website TheGenalogist.co.uk in partnership with the National Archives.
The documents provide details of land ownership and occupancy in England and Wales from 1836 to 1930. Through this information, Osbourne's researchers found similarities in Harry and Cressida's family trees and discovered how she is linked to royal blood. The young couple can both be traced back to Richard William Penn Curzor-Howe, who was Diana's great-great-grandfather.
Richard married into Cressida's family, but after his wife passed away the first Earl Howe remarried into Diana's clan. Osbourne explained: "His first wife, Lady Harriet, goes into Cressida's line. But when she died, Earl Howe married Anne Gore, and the children they had lead into Harry's line through the Spencers."
Prince Harry poses for a photograph with Margaux Mange of Team U.S. at the South Pole in this Dec. 13 handout from Walking With the Wounded.
Prince Harry suffered severe altitude sickness and exhaustion during his grueling trek to the South Pole last year, according to a new video clip from a documentary about the expedition. The 29-year-old royal can be heard groaning while physicians check on his limbs and ask whether he had been vomiting.“Antarctica jumped up and bit me on the ass,” he admitted in the feature "Prince Harry's South Pole Heroes", airing Sunday on Britain's ITV and on Wednesday, Mar. 26 at 8:00 p.m. on NBC.
Prince Harry and a team of a dozen injured service members completed a 200-mile trek to the South Pole last Dec. to raise awareness for the charity Walking with the Wounded. But during the expedition, a debilitated Harry was forced to sit out for 36 hours to recover from altitude sickness.
"If you show a weakness to Antarctica, I think it exploits it. And I think it will slowly grind you down until you have the utmost respect for it, which I now have,” he said. "I thought I could come out here and just crack on and see it through without any issues, make sure I'm here for the guys when they need me." Harry said being downed by illness left him “frustrated and disappointed” with himself. “But it really does prove how physically and mentally tough these guys are,” he said of his crewmates, many of whom lost limbs or suffered other injuries from their military service.