Where’s Harry During all the Royal Wedding Frenzy? In the Arctic

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Britain's Prince Harry and Martin Hewitt depart for the airport to load their kit before the flight to the Borneo Ice field, on the island of Spitsbergen, where the team gathered

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We all know what’s happening with William – but what about the other Windsor?

Not surprisingly, Harry is off cavorting around the world — but this time it’s for a good cause. And it’s rather arduous, as he’s trekking to the North Pole.

Harry flew in earlier this week for a four-week charity event, where he’ll finish just in the nick of time to attend his brother’s wedding. The prince will plow across the Arctic with four disabled servicemen in an attempt to raise 2 million pounds for Walking with the Wounded. It won’t be an easy feat either: temperatures are “remarkably warm” at -4 degrees Fahrenheit.

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The disabled vets have all been injured in Afghanistan combat. The team will trek across the frozen tundra to reach the North Pole. If successful, they will be the first disabled team to walk unassisted to the North Pole.

Still, the untamed Arctic has its gifts to dole out. Charity cofounder Edward Parker remarked, “The sheer beauty of the place that we ended up being put down in is so difficult to describe, white everywhere but thousands of different colors, the sun was in the sky and it was incredibly uplifting for all of us.”

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