'Really excited to get going' says South Pole trekker

The only female servicewoman trekking to the South Pole with Prince Harry told Daybreak how she was "so excited to get going".

Kate Philp, part of Team UK, said her main concerns were the weather because "if a big storm comes in we are tent bound for a few days, eating a lot of food but not making any kilometres".

Ms Philp served in two tours of Iraq but lost her leg in Afghanistan when the armoured vehicle she was commanding hit an IED in November 2008.

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Harry to lead Antarctica trek

Prince Harry will lead a team of injured servicemen in a race to the south pole to raise funds for charity. The 200-mile expedition begins on Sunday as Harry races two other teams of ex-servicemen to raise cash for Walking With The Wounded.