London, March 27 (IANS) Prince Harry will appear on the cover of a men’s magazine with wounded soldiers who would trek to the North Pole. Proceeds from the magazine’s sales will go to charity.
The May special edition cover of men’s magazine GQ shows the 26-year-old prince alongside a team of injured military servicemen. His companions include four wounded soldiers seriously hurt during active service, two of them amputees.
A donation from each copy sold will go to the Walking With The Wounded charity, of which Harry is a patron, the Daily Telegraph reported.
He will arrive Tuesday at the group’s base camp in Longyearbyen in northern Norway to begin his training, before he heads for the walk Friday.
Harry will be with his team-mates for the first five days of the walk that is expected to take around four weeks and cover up to 200 miles (322 km).
He will return to Britain for further military training to qualify as an Apache helicopter pilot.
“This extraordinary expedition will raise awareness of the debt that this country owes to those it sends off to fight – only for them to return wounded and scarred, physically and emotionally,” Harry said.
“The debt extends beyond immediate medical care and short-term rehabilitation. These men and women have given so much. We must recognise their sacrifice, be thankful, so far as we can ever repay them for it.”