04.09.13 8:00 AM ET
Harry To Walk With Wounded and Present Awards at Marathon This Month
With all other news cancelled yesterday due to the death of the Iron Lady, we must apologise for neglecting to tell you of the latest Harry updates (although we got the news out of his romantic fling with a shopgirl before word of Mrs T's passing broke).
Well, on April 19, Prince Harry will attend the launch of The Walking With the Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge at the Mandarin Hotel in London.
At this kickoff for the fundraising competition, Harry will meet with a selection of the wounded service personnel taking part in the exhibition, St. James's Palace said Monday. He'll learn from those competing in the challenge about their training program and what challenges they can expect to face. He'll also deliver a short speech.
The Walking With the Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge lasts for a period of four weeks in November and December 2013 and raises funds for military charities. The team of wounded servicemen and women twill trek across 208 miles of the Antarctic to the geographic South Pole.
Harry is a patron of this event and also worked with the organization in 2011, when he took part in training exercises in the Arctic circle.
Then on April 23, Harry will make the presentations at the finish line of the London marathon in his capacity as Patron of the London Marathon Charitable Trust. Attentive royalists will recall that at this event last year, he volunteered William and Kate to run in 2013. Well, that 'aint happening, as you could probably guess.