If you thought Oprah fixing a toilet last week was impressive, that's nothing compared to what Prince Harry accomplished after reaching the South Pole.
The 29-year-old was part of a team of British serviceman who successfully completed a grueling 200-plus mile trek to the middle of the Antarctic last December. The event, called the South Pole Allied Challenge, included similar teams from the U.S. and the Commonwealth, all raising funds and awareness for groups involved in helping wounded military veterans.
During a reunion yesterday for Harry and his Walking with the Wounded teammates, it was revealed that the prince was quite the engineer when it came time for someone to build a few toilets at the bottom of the world.
“It was cool having Harry there because he was very much part of the team," remarked actor Dominic West, who took part in the challenge with another group. "He seemed to specialise in building the latrines and he built these incredibly elaborate ones.
“He did one with castellated sides and a flag pole, a loo roll holder, and you’re sitting there thinking ‘this is a real royal flush.’ He must have spent about 40 minutes making it.
“I remember thinking that he did art A-level, and you can tell he is artistic.”
"True Blood" star Alexander Skarsgard, also on the trek, posted a memorable photograph to Twitter of him sitting on one of Harry's toilets.
While the reunion included many laughs, Prince Harry made sure to once again reiterate the cause behind it all.
"Inspiring others is one of the cornerstones of this charity, to demonstrate to those who have experienced life-changing injuries that everything is still possible. I hope this truly unbelievable achievement will remind everybody that they can achieve anything they want to.
“Our wounded, injured and sick do not want pity, they simply want to be treated in the same way that they were before they were injured, with respect and admiration.
“For some the journey may be more of a challenge, and it falls to all of us to help them in any way we can.”
Check out a clip of Harry speaking at the reunion below.
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