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Further Arctic walk delay for Harry

Prince Harry's intrepid Arctic adventure has been hit by further delays.

The 26-year-old was due to leave the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen on Friday with a group of wounded servicemen aiming to walking to the North Pole.

But their departure was put on hold because of dangerous winds around where they will land - Borneo Ice Airfield - about 200 miles (322km) from the North Pole, where the airstrip is being built.

The team was due to move out at 4pm Sunday (3pm GMT) but the airfield is still not ready so the group is scheduled to leave at the same time on Monday.

Gales at the Arctic airstrip delayed the building of the runway, then winds in Murmansk were blowing in the wrong direction for a heavily loaded supply plane to take off.

The third-in-line to the throne has been on the island since Tuesday, training and bonding with the servicemen who aim to raise £2 million for the Walking With The Wounded charity.

The delays mean Prince Harry will only have three nights on the ice, rather than the planned five days, as he will be collected on Thursday and return home to fulfil military commitments - an important stage of his Apache helicopter training.

He said this week: "We've spent plenty of days living on top of each other, so I feel like I'm one of the team now."

The wounded soldiers all sustained their injuries fighting in Afghanistan.

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