Britain’s Prince Harry boosts morale for amputee rowers
Britain’s Prince Harry made a surprise phone call to a team of amputee rowers.
The sportsmen were forced to take a break because of the storms but were given a boost by the 31-year-old royal as they continued on their 3,000 mile journey across the Atlantic.
A source told PEOPLE magazine: “He heard about the storm and wanted to check in and give them a bit of a boost and some support.”
Whilst a spokesperson for Row2Recovery added: “It gave them a real boost. It was a surprise phone call – they had no idea. He asked them about the storm and wished them well for the rest of the journey.
“They have been in good spirits throughout, which is a testament to their determination.”
Despite dealing with their own tough trek, the group of rowers took time to pay tribute to the Prince’s friend Henry Worsley, who tragically died after falling ill during his Antartica trek.
Taking to their Facebook site, they wrote: “Our team of @leglessrowers would like to dedicate their update today to Lt Col Henry Worsley, who sadly passed away yesterday after his solo trek across Antartica.
“Henry was raising funds for the Endeavour Fund to help injured servicemen and women, of which our wounded team are beneficiaries of and also raising funds for. A committed man, selfless veteran and true hero, to Henry.”