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Prince Harry in South Pole race in support of wounded servicemen

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013 - 02:32 UTC
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Britain’s Prince Harry will take part in a race to the South Pole with a team of wounded British servicemen and women it was announced over the weekend. The 28-year-old will take on teams from the United States and the Commonwealth in the 335km Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge in November and December this year. Read full article


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  • John Troll the 3rd

    I hope the Canadians, the Australians, the North Americans, and the British have a good time seeing the wonders of Tierra del Fuego province.

    Apr 23rd, 2013 - 02:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    @1 surely you can do better than that....' militarisation of antarctica ' or something... oh no... the RGs have already done that....

    Apr 23rd, 2013 - 02:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • John Troll the 3rd

    Usually, countries have a right to militarize with their own military their own territory, Frank.

    Apr 23rd, 2013 - 03:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    Don't make us laugh, you lot could not militarise a coffee shop!

    Well I suppose you could, if someone else delivered your, food, fuel and water for you. Money up front of course!

    Apr 23rd, 2013 - 05:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    @1 pope Sussie / Toby

    Sorry. You both call yourselves Pope John III - and I can't tell you apart.

    Are you desperate to make just any kind of comment???

    Apr 23rd, 2013 - 05:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • pax_britannica

    Have a safe trip to Queen Elizabeth Land!

    Apr 23rd, 2013 - 05:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    I'm not sure why they would start the race so far from the Antarctic mainland as the Chilean province of Tierra del Fuego..... oh Nostrils must mean the Argentina province with the same name.

    Perhaps they will will see this wonderful province before crossing over to British Antarctic Territory.

    Apr 23rd, 2013 - 06:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gordo1

    What is the distance between continental Argentina and the nearest point of the coast of Antarctica?

    Apr 23rd, 2013 - 08:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brit abroad

    @John Troll the 3rd,

    So militarising your own territory is ok???

    Finally we have an RG who has come to terms with british forces being stationed on the falklands!


    Thanks John Troll, and well done for standingup for what is right.

    Apr 23rd, 2013 - 08:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    @3 .... so you reckon its OK for Argentina to militarise part of Antarctica in defiance of the Antarctic Treaty? Interesting.... but hey whats a treaty to an Argentine?

    Apr 23rd, 2013 - 10:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    I am amazed we have not had Timmidman dashing off to the UN to protest about Prince Harry militarizing the Antartic with a mug of tea!

    LOL These Peronist argies are a stupid race.

    Apr 23rd, 2013 - 12:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brazilian

    LOL at having a royal family in the 21st century!

    Apr 23rd, 2013 - 02:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • screenname

    @12 Brazilian: LOL at pretending to be Brazilian

    Apr 23rd, 2013 - 02:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brazilian

    # 13 - If I was to pretend to be from another nationality, I would pretend to be Japanese, I love their women! 100% brasileiro here, born in Angra dos Reis, living in Curitiba.

    Apr 23rd, 2013 - 02:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • andy65

    What a fine example The prince sets for our great country pity the same can not be said for Maximo Kirchner who is more famous for raping and pillaging Argentina

    Apr 23rd, 2013 - 03:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Faz

    Maximo?...... and eating all the pies!

    Apr 23rd, 2013 - 03:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • andy65

    Were Kirchner's two Children blessed with the beautiful; eyes that there father Nestor had

    Apr 23rd, 2013 - 03:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @1 Why would they go anywhere near an argie shithole? Especially after the way you spoke about his brother.
    @3 Not Antarctica. Not “yours”. There's a treaty. Oops, forgot, argies only take note of treaties in their favour. More fires needed in argie stations.
    @12 Sorry? And how do you justify being imperialist, colonialist occupiers in the 21st century? How are you better than the argie genocides?
    @14 Thanks for admitting you are an imperialist occupier. Have you no shame? Go out immediately and cut your throat in atonement for your many crimes.

    Apr 23rd, 2013 - 04:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    To be fair
    what britain and
    Prince Harry
    is of no concern to Brazil,
    very true..

    Apr 23rd, 2013 - 08:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mastershakejb

    Brits here know I'm fully behind England in their claims of Southern territories.....but what the hell does a rich dude having a jolly time adventuring to the south pole have to do with saving wounded vets?

    Apr 23rd, 2013 - 09:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conor J

    Errr....because hes not that rich and is a soldier himself who has served two tours in Afghanistan? This entire expedition is supported by charity, and goes to many organisations who work with wounded combat vets.

    Also a race to the South Pole could not be called a “Jolly time” it requires a great deal of effort, training and commitment.

    Apr 23rd, 2013 - 10:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    20 mastershakejb

    Usual stupid, know fcuk all and can't be arsed to check it out for yourself remark again.

    Cnuts like you would shit themselves if they came face to face with Harry in a combat situation, if you had enough sense that is.

    BTW he beat ALL the yanks that were on the same attack helicopter course for his final training before he went on active duty. And all credit to them they took him out for a beer and whatever else young, gung-ho men and women get up to!

    Eat your heart out dumbass.

    Apr 23rd, 2013 - 10:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ljordao


    The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy, a concept you seem unable to grasp. There is more freedom there than in any part of Latin America. I am one of the Brazilians who know this for a fact.

    Apr 24th, 2013 - 01:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mastershakejb

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Apr 24th, 2013 - 01:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Also Add

    THIS JUST IN: social reject from Britain has no friends or family that care for him in Britain, considers going on shooting rampage, but decides to leave his country instead and live far, far away, in a country that won't mention his hideous deformities.
    He now pays taxes to, and worships a president who bows before and kissed the ass of, Cristina Kirchner. LOL enjoy your new prez!

    Apr 24th, 2013 - 01:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    ChrisR, I see you have upset the locals.

    I'm twisting myself in laughter that they think calling you a faggot is an insult. And honestly I have no idea what post 25 is about.

    Apr 24th, 2013 - 03:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Also Add

    Anglotino clearly too poor to travel abroad, if he had, he'd have met expats. Expats consist entirely of people who are too socially inept/insane to make/maintain friendships in their home country. The only exception to this rule are specialists/experts in particular fields that are offered particularly lucrative jobs abroad...and even then, they eventually return to their country.

    Faggot is an insult. Google “male homosexual disease incidence”. They're walking diseases, not just STD's, all diseases across the board.

    Apr 24th, 2013 - 03:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mastershakejb

    Speaking of mad: one small, seemingly innocuous comment got a full rage and fury, spitting at the mouth, calling names and cussing response from ChrisR.

    Funny to get such a butthurt response over a person Chris neither voted for, nor has any tie to anymore having left his nation.

    Apr 24th, 2013 - 04:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Also Add you should really change your name to Also Ran because you're so far behind the rest of the crowd you think you're winning.

    Mastershakejb you should talk less about butts coz it's just weird.

    Go Team Commonwealth, especially Corporal Heath Jamieson and Private Seamus Donaghue.

    Apr 24th, 2013 - 10:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    29 Anglotino

    Yes, it seems you have had the same 'fate' I bet you are as worried as I am. Well, if I am a faggot I am in better company than if I was with 'mastershakejb'.

    Red necked yanks who have no history do not appreciate others who have, particularly in the case of our Royalty. The nearest 'royalty' he has is the POTUS FFS!

    I bet Harry kicking the arses of ALL the american trainees didn't help either, though they accepted him as one of them.


    Apr 24th, 2013 - 11:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mastershakejb

    LOL @ ChrisR thinking he can get company. He's a loser baby, so why don't you kill him ;)

    I'm off to Borneo tomorrow morning, gonna scuba dive sipadan, trek mount kinabalu and the oldest rainforest in the world with the highest biodiversity in the world..........while you sit there staring at your computer screen for another cold, dreary, wet Uruguayan winter, alone and poor. LMFAO

    Apr 24th, 2013 - 01:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brazilian

    # 19 - I guess you must have confused me as the representative of all of Brazil. That's just my opinion: having a royal family in the 21st century is just silly. I still don't understand why Brits are so sensetive about the royal family. They're just leaching off of your taxes. And as far as what the princess does not being a concern for Brazil, I could say the same thing about anything that happens in Latin America not being a concern for Brits and Yanks, but that obviously isn't what happens in this website.

    Apr 24th, 2013 - 01:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR


    All I can add to that is good luck, you may well need it. Try not to have a heart attack while you are there, we would all miss your class act. Let us all hope you are away for an extended period.

    @32 No, you understand nothing of our heritage because Brazil is a hodge-podge of leftie mongrels struggling to come to terms with TRYING to live with the big boys and so far failing. That is the reality of Brasil. I sincerely hope they can make it; they have the best chance between the two of the largest in the Southern Cone. They are of course hampered by the likes of Mantega and yourself.

    Brasiliero showed my some lovely videos of various places around his country of which he is rightly proud and is doing his best at improving.

    Try to emulate him; you would be able to expand that febrile mind of yours.

    Apr 24th, 2013 - 04:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    32 Brazilian
    But on the other hand
    Don’t you think having a president a bit silly and outdated?

    The fact is,
    Horses for courses,
    What suits some nations does not suit others,

    Fairplay is it not..

    Apr 24th, 2013 - 06:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    You are indeed in good company! By the way, Harry might be a busy boy downunder soon.

    You might find a constitutional monarchy in the 21st century silly, however look at any league tables to do with living standards, lack of corruption, stability, democracy and you will find several always clustered at the top, especially many of the Commonwealth Realms.

    How well did the republican model serve Brazil between 1964 and 1985?

    In my opinion, many countries in Latin America would be better of served by a parliamentarian republican model like Germany or Ireland than one based on the US system. It concentrates too much power in one person and that has never worked well in Latin America.

    I'd choose my model over your model any day. Because it works better.

    Enjoy Malaysia, however if you want to see the world's oldest rainforest then I'd head to the Daintree in Queensland. Though Taman Negara is spectacular. Funnily enough it was declared and originally named the King George V National Park - Prince Harry's great great grandfather.

    The things these rich dudes do for unsuspecting Americans.

    Apr 24th, 2013 - 10:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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