Prince to trek to pole for wounded veterans
LONDON » Prince Harry is heading to the Arctic, showing his support for Britain’s wounded Afghanistan war veterans by joining part of their punishing expedition to the North Pole.
Harry travels to frigid northern Norway tomorrow for three days of training and five days of trekking on a trip organized by the Walking with the Wounded charity, of which he is a patron.
The group includes four British soldiers who were seriously wounded while on active duty, including two amputees.
The charity hopes to raise $3.2 million through donations and sponsorships for the expedition. Harry said he hopes the money "will make a life-changing difference to injured servicemen and women from our armed forces."
The expedition is expected to take four weeks and cover roughly 200 miles of frozen Arctic Ocean territory by foot. The group will be pulling their own equipment in sleds in temperatures expected to drop far below zero.
Harry plans to leave the group April 5 to resume his military training and to serve as best man at his brother Prince William’s April 29 wedding.
Witherspoon weds Hollywood agent
LOS ANGELES » Reese Witherspoon has walked down the aisle.
A spokeswoman for the actress says the "Walk the Line" star wed her fiance, Hollywood agent Jim Toth, in Ojai, Calif., about 90 miles north of Los Angeles.
Usmagazine.com first reported Saturday’s nuptials.
The Oscar-winning actress and Toth announced their engagement in December. Toth is an agent for Creative Artists Agency, which represents Witherspoon through another agent.
The 35-year-old actress was previously married to actor Ryan Phillippe, with whom she has two children: 11-year-old Ava and 7-year-old Deacon.