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Harry evacuated from South Pole ahead of extreme storms

Prince Harry and his the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge team have had to be evacuated from the South Pole before a forecast major Antarctic storm swept in to hit airbase Nova, where they were staying, the charity organising the event said.

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Harry 'chuffed' to reach South Pole with wounded team

Prince Harry has described reaching the South Pole as an "amazing feeling" and said he was humbled by the efforts of his fellow adventurers, who have overcome various disabilities to reach the bottom of the earth.

"I’m so proud, I’m so chuffed and I’m so privileged to be here with all these guys and girls," he said in an audio recording posted on the Walking With The Wounded website, adding:

All 12 of them have different reasons for being here and I don’t think it’s necessarily sunk in yet for all of them that it will, either tonight or tomorrow or when they get back home, but what an amazing journey for every single one of them and this charity really does do amazing things.

It’s not just for the small minority that are here but hopefully in time to come through the documentary, and all the stories will get back home. It will just prove to everybody that there’s so much that can be made possible when you think that nothing is left.

The prince signed off: "I think we’ll be having a few whiskies tonight and then everyone’s looking forward to getting home. Mission success. Cheers."

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