Prince Harry drank champagne out of prosthetic leg 0
Britain's Prince Harry speaks at a news conference to welcome home members of the 'Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge 2013' team, in central London on January 21, 2014. (REUTERS/Lefteris Pitarakis/Pool)
British royal Prince Harry and actors Alexander Skarsgard and Dominic West celebrated the completion of their challenging trek to the South Pole last month by guzzling champagne from a prosthetic leg.
The trio successfully reached the Antarctic with teams of wounded soldiers as part of the Walking With the Wounded charity mission on December 13, and they marked the achievement by embarking on a 48-hour boozing session, using fellow adventurer Duncan Slater's artificial limbs as drinking vessels. Slater lost both of his legs in action in Afghanistan in 2009.
The Wire star West reunited with Harry and a few other teammates at a Walking With the Wounded press conference in London on Tuesday, when the British actor recalled, "Most of us, Harry included, just went on a two-day bender with the Icelandic truck drivers who had brought some lethal home brew with them.
"There was a lot of liquor drunk. We all drank champagne out of Duncan's favourite prosthetic legs."
West also revealed that Harry shared his "filthy" sense of humour with the group by telling dirty jokes in a bid to keep morale high as they battled freezing temperatures, and he proved a great help in constructing outdoor toilets.
West added, "He seemed to specialize in building the latrines and he built these incredibly elaborate ones. He did one with castellated sides and a flag pole, a loo (toilet) roll holder, and you're sitting there thinking, 'This is a real royal flush.' He must have spent about 40 minutes making it."