William and Kate meet South Pole adventurers


William and Kate meet South Pole adventurers

After walking the red carpet in London on Wednesday evening, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge gave royal fans a treat with another public outing the following day.

William and Kate, who are celebrating their first wedding anniversary this weekend, met a group of servicemen on Thursday who trekked, unaided, to the South Pole.

The intrepid explorers – made up of two groups of soldiers – marched their way through sub-zero temperatures in aid of the Royal British Legion.
 

They recreated the race between Captain Robert Scott and Ronald Amundsen to reach the Pole, which took place a century ago.

In the original expedition, Devon-born serviceman Captain Scott arrived only to find his rival had beaten him to it. He and his comrades perished on the way home.

Prince William was patron of the modern day expedition and gave a speech before he and Kate meet guests at a reception at Goldsmiths” Hall in London.