T.R.H.s The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Along with H.R.H. Prince Harry of Wales Attend An Awards Ceremony

On December 19, 2011, T.R.H.s The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge along with H.R.H. Prince Harry of Wales attended the Sun Military Awards held at the Imperial War Museum in London, England.

The purpose of the event was to honor British troops.  Prior to the ceremony the royal trio mingled with servicemen and women during a reception.  The awards ceremony, also known as the Millies or Night of Heroes, was also attended by David Beckham, accompanied by sons Brooklyn and Romeo, plus others including Gordon Ramsay, Jimmy Carr, and Frank Lampard and his girlfriend Christine Bleakley.

Prince Harry, who recently returned from America where he was undertaking the final phases of his Apache helicopter training, described the members of the armed forces assembled as “…inspirational role models to all young Britons…”

In a speech to guests at the event he also spoke of his own military career:

I am a young Army officer, a serving soldier. Like my brother, I share many of the same hopes, the same aspirations to go on operations, and the same fears as all those who serve our Queen and country.

By an accident of birth, though, it falls to 564673 Captain Wales humbly to express – on behalf of my comrades-in-arms and people up and down the country – the admiration we feel for the extraordinary men and women we honour here tonight.

It’s often said of our armed forces that they are ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Well, I don’t entirely buy that. Ordinary people don’t run out under withering enemy rocket and heavy machine gun fire to rescue a wounded comrade.

Ordinary people don’t brave monsoon conditions dangling on a winch line to rescue 13 people, each in turn.

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Source: Press Association

Photo courtesy of: Daylife/A.Edwards

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‘Harry’s Arctic Heroes’: A BBC Documentary

Harry’s Arctic Heroes is a:

… two-part documentary in which Prince Harry joins four disabled Afghanistan veterans, two of them amputees, on a trek to the North Pole. Filmed over a year, the soldiers – Captain Martin Hewitt, Captain Guy Disney, Sergeant Steve Young and Private Jaco van Gass – undertake grueling training in the UK and Norway, in preparation for the Arctic expedition.

Click here to watch Part One of the series (the second half will be released soon.)

Photo courtesy of: The Guardian

Chelsy Davy Back in London for Good?

Chelsy Davy, H.R.H. Prince Harry of Wales’s on again, off again, on again, off again, on again, off again gal pal was seen shopping on King’s Road on April 26, 2011.

The brainy and cute South African blonde is rumored to make a permanent stay in London whereupon she will work for the law firm, Allen & Overy.   Who knows if it is true, but if it is I have no doubt that she and her fiery red-headed love, Prince Harry, will get back together… again.  Also, it is unknown at this time if she will attend the British royal wedding between H.R.H. Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton; however, my gut says Miss Davy will attend and will be seated in somewhere in a corner where no one can see her… including Prince Harry.

To view photos of Miss Davy smiling and walking at the same time in London, England yesterday afternoon please click the link here. 

Source: Daily Mail  Photo courtesy of:  Zimbio.com by Bauer Griffin

H.R.H. Prince Harry (Henry) of Wales Freezing His Cojones Off in the Arctic For a Good Cause

So, H.R.H. Prince Harry of Wales is currently hanging out in the Arctic with some amazing and admirable men.   Who are these men and why is Prince Harry in the Arctic you may ask?  Well, the red-headed and not always bright prince decided to part-take in an “…expedition to the North Pole…” with a group of wounded soldiers known as the Walking With the Wounded.

According to the British newspaper, The Telegraph:

The 26-year-old royal attended a briefing after he was greeted by the team from Walking With The Wounded, and heard about his training for the next three days. He is expected to play a full part in the final preparations for the expedition, including sleeping out on the ice and dragging a 100kg sled.

On Friday the prince will fly out to the start point of the 200-mile trek. Asked if he was ready for the challenge, he said: ‘Not as ready as these guys are, but I’m just here to give them as much support as possible. I haven’t had as much time to train.’

He added, jokingly: ‘But today, to their huge amusement, they’re going to see me on a pair of, whatever they’re called, skis, this afternoon.  So it should be entertaining for all of us.’

The prince is patron of the Walking With The Wounded charity which aims to raise £2 million from the unaided trek to help other injured servicemen and women find work, peace of mind and security.

During the briefing in Longyearbyen on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, team leader Inge Solheim said polar bears are known to be in the area. One had been chased away from the town just two days ago.

The team will today ski for seven and a half miles (12kms) pulling sleds known as pulks, weighing around 220lbs (100kg). Mr Solheim told the team: ‘It’s going to be around -25C today, so it’s quite mild and good, nothing like we’re going to get in the polar ocean. Hopefully out there we’ll get -35C to -40C with good stable high pressure.’

Harry winced as he heard the extreme temperatures. ‘It’s a little bit cold but the sun’s been quite nice” he said, during a break in the afternoon’s skiing. To be honest with you, I’ve got two working legs and two working arms – although it doesn’t feel like they are working.’

Basically, Prince Harry is doing this arduous and dangerous trek  for a good cause.  So, well done, Harry!   Good luck and don’t make a fool out of yourself whilst in the Arctic there, bud.

To read the rest of the article and to watch a video of Prince Harry in the Arctic please click the link:  The Telegraph

To view photos please click the link:  Photos galore

Source: The Telegraph Photo courtesy of: Zimbio.com by WPA Pool/Getty Images Europe