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Prince Harry's Challenging South Pole Trek Chronicled in New TV Special—Watch the Preview!

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Prince Harry's recent South Pole expedition was certainly a memorable one, especially given the fact that the three teams involved faced quite a few challenges while making the 208-mile trek.

And on Wednesday's Today, viewers were given an exclusive sneak preview of Prince Harry's South Pole Heroes, an NBC special airing tonight that chronicles the royal's journey with his fellow Walking With the Wounded team members.

In the clip, we see the calm before the storm, as Harry arranges for the teams to meet Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.

Then, it's onto the trek, which was anything but smooth sailing.

PHOTO: Prince Harry takes quick break from South Pole expedition to make a satellite phone call

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At one point, Harry shows a large bump on his foot and says, "So, day one I got a hot spot. Day two, I just let it manifest into a blister. And now, I can't even begin to tell you how painful that is...but I count myself lucky that I've got feet."

Sure enough, though, Harry and his team completed the journey in mid-December.

Three teams—Soldier On (Australia and Canada), Soldiers to Summit (United States of America) and Walking With the Wounded (United Kingdom)—took part in the charity event.

Originally, the American, British and Commonwealth teams were competing against each other, but the expedition director announced at one point that the event would no longer be a race and the teams would instead be going at their own pace due to weather conditions.

Harry's team was comprised of 12 injured English service men and women, including amputees, and he spoke about their strength throughout the journey upon reaching the final destination.

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"All 12 of them have different reasons for being here and I don't think it's necessarily something that 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," he said. "It's not just for the small minority that are here but hopefully in time to come through the documentary, and all the stories back home."

He added, "It will just prove to everybody that there's so much that can be made possible when you think that nothing is left. But I'm so proud, I'm so chuffed and I'm so privileged to be here with all these guys and girls, and well done to Ed and Dags and everyone who's organized this, what an amazing accomplishment. I think we'll be having a few whiskies tonight and then everyone's looking forward to getting home. Mission success."

Walking With the Wounded is a U.K. charity that helps retrain and reeducate wounded servicemen and women to help them find long term employment after they have left the Armed Forces. Harry currently serves as patron of the charity.

The NBC News exclusive primetime special Prince Harry's South Pole Heroes airs tonight at 8pm/7c.

(E! and Today are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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