Taking to the street for cause close to his heart, Prince Harry on Wednesday joined a group of wounded servicemen crossing the United Kingdom by foot to raise awareness about the problems facing disabled veterans.
Harry met up with the six-member core group participating in the “Walk of Britain” for a 17-mile stretch of their 1,000-mile, 72-day trek across the country. The expedition started on Aug. 22 in Scotland and was expected to conclude in London at Buckingham Palace on Nov. 1.
The prince, who in June retired from a 10-year career with the British Army, is a patron of the Walking with the Wounded organization that organized the lengthy trek.
The walk's core members have been joined each week by other servicemen and supporters as part of an effort to raise awareness about issues injured veterans face as they transition to civilian life.
Among the former servicemen Harry joined Wednesday were amputees, those suffering from traumatic brain injuries and victims of improvised explosive devices.
A champion of Walking with the Wounded since its formation, Prince Harry has taken part in numerous treks the charity has organized, including a 2011 expedition to the North Pole and one to the South Pole two years later.