Harry fears for crown jewels after plunging from hero to sub-zero
Published 31/03/2011 | 05:00
PRINCE Harry is known to have a sense of humour but a joke about his crown jewels, after a running jump into sub-zero water in the Arctic yesterday, may leave his grandmother less than amused.
After taking the plunge in a bright orange immersion suit, the third-in-line to the throne didn't mince his words. "It's quite tight on the balls," he said.
The 26-year-old is in the final few days of training before he joins a group of wounded servicemen for the first five days of their trek to the North Pole.
The prince leapt bottom-first into an open stretch of water in the Arctic Ocean ice in his fully waterproof suit.
Moments before, he led the Walking With The Wounded charity co-founder, Ed Parker, to the edge and pushed him in.
Asked what it was like in the freezing water, the royal said it was a "silly question", then joked it was "warm".
When he first took the plunge, Prince Harry said: "It went up my nose."
He then said to Mr Parker: "It had to be done."
On Friday the prince will fly out to the start point of the 200-mile trek through the frozen wasteland.