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Prince Harry Takes Early Lead in South Pole Trek



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    Prince Harry and 12 injured service personnel from Britain, America, Canada and Australia will trek 174 miles across the South Pole for "Walking with the Wounded."

    Prince Harry and his team of injured soldiers from the U.K. are in the lead of a "Walking with the Wounded" trek across the South Pole.

    The fourth in line to the British Throne, along with a team comprised of British soldiers who were wounded in the line of duty, is currently beating both the American and Commonwealth teams in a race to raise funds for injured servicemen and women.

    Alexander Skarsgard of "True Blood" is racing with the Americans and actor Dominic West is racing with the Commonwealth (Canada and Australia) team.

    Originally, the race was scheduled to begin last week but severe arctic conditions and high winds left the teams waiting until weather bettered. The race is expected to cover 174 miles and span 15 days, according to the "Today" Show.

    While the Brits are in the lead, the race only kicked off two days ago. The American team is currently in a close second and the Commonwealth team is in third.

    A former solider himself, Prince Harry has worked with "Walking with the Wounded" before. In 2011, he joined another group of soldiers for part of a trek across the North Pole.

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