The new generation of British royals continue to show their generous side; Prince William, his brother Prince Harry and Kate Middleton have donated £100,000 to help wounded soldiers trek to the South Pole.
The popular trio made the generous contribution from their Endeavour fund, which was set up last year in support of injured servicemen and women taking on exceptional challenges.
It”s a cause close to Harry”s heart. He is also taking part in the four week-long race this November and December to raise funds for the Walking with the Wounded charity.
Harry, 28, will join four British team members as they race against teams from the US and the Commonwealth, pulling 70kg arctic sledges 210 miles (335km) in winds of 50mph and temperatures of minus 45c.
The Prince announced his participation last month. “They”ve given their all for the cause of freedom,” he said, before joking to his Australian and American comrades, “I”ll have a brew ready for you when you reach us at the South Pole”.
The latest challenge will be the second adventure for Harry, who teamed up with the disabled servicemen to trek to the North Pole in April 2011.
Nick Booth, chief executive of the Royal Foundation, said, “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are all dedicated to helping our wounded undertake truly great adventures and sporting achievements as part of their recovery.
“The Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge is a perfect demonstration of the tenacity and resolution of the inspirational men and women who serve both our nation and our allies.”