by Alyssa Toomey | Fri., Dec. 13, 2013 9:05 AM
While Friday the 13th is an unlucky day for many, it now marks a momentous occasion for Prince Harry.
The 29-year-old royal, along with his fellow Walking With the Wounded team members, arrived at the South Pole on Friday, Dec. 13, after their 208-mile trek, which began on Dec. 2.
"Huge congratulations to all on the @supportthewalk expedition with Prince Harry- they arrived at the South Pole at 13.25 GMT #SouthPole2013," the official Clarence House Twitter posted this morning.
The first image of Harry arriving at the South Pole with Ivan Castro was also posted on the Twitter account.
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Three teams—Soldier On (Australia and Canada), Soldiers to Summit (United States of America) and Walking With the Wounded (United Kingdom), which was led by Prince Harry—took part in the charity event.
Originally, the American, British and Commonwealth teams were competing against each other, but the expedition director announced last week that the event would no longer be a race and the teams would instead be going at their own pace due to weather conditions.
The redheaded royal's team was comprised of injured English service men and women, including amputees, and Prince George's uncle 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.