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Prince Harry Slept In A 31-Degree-Below Zero Freezer For Charity, Definitely Kept His Clothes On (PHOTOS)

09/17/2013 12:43 pm ET | Updated Sep 19, 2013

LONDON -- Prince Harry has spent the night in a giant freezer to simulate the conditions he will face when he treks to the South Pole in November.

The 29-year-old royal, who will race with a team of injured British servicemen and women against groups from the United States and the Commonwealth, spent around 20 hours in a cold chamber where he was subjected to temperatures of -35 Celsius (-31 Fahrenheit), with wind speeds of 45 miles per hour.

His trek will raise money for the Walking With The Wounded charity, which provides injured servicemen and women with health, education and employment services.

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Alongside four teammates – all amputees who lost limbs after sustaining injuries in Afghanistan – Harry tested the clothing he will wear on the 200-mile (320-kilometer) expedition and learned how to avoid frostbite.

When asked Tuesday what the worst part of his overnight experience was, Harry joked: "Going in."

His team includes 36-year-old Captain Ibrar Ali, who lost his right arm in 2007 after a roadside bomb explosion, and Major Kate Philp, 35, whose left leg was amputated after her vehicle hit an explosive in Afghanistan, in 2008, the Guardian reported.

"It's great having Harry along, and hopefully he appreciates it too. It's a chance not just for him to experience all the practical stuff that we've just done as well, but for us to get together as a team and start to get to know each other better," Philp told the news outlet.

The challenging expedition is set to begin in late November and is expected to last about 15 days. The teams plan to trek between nine and 12 miles each day.

Actors Alexander Skarsgard from the "True Blood" series and Dominic West of "The Wire" will also participate in the race.

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