Prince Harry, 26, has been training to take part in a grueling, 200-mile trek over Arctic ice to the geographic North Pole with four disabled soldiers. The trip is being organized by Walking With the Wounded. The prince, who served in Afghanistan, is patron of the charity, which helps servicemen and women who have been seriously injured or lost limbs.
Harry, who is third in line to the throne, would "very much love to join the expedition," his office said, according to the Press Association news agency.
But there are a few potential hitches: Harry, who is training to be an Apache helicopter pilot with the army air corps, would need leave from his military responsibilities for the trip, which is scheduled to begin March 23 in Siberia.
The journey is expected to last four weeks, and the team would reach the North Pole around April 23. That would be cutting it awfully close to the royal wedding day. Prince William, 28, and Middleton, 29, are set to marry on April 29.
A Clarence House spokeswoman said it would be a few weeks before Harry knows whether he will be able to join the trip.
"His military training commitments mean he will not know for some weeks whether this is going to be possible, so in the meantime he is following preparations closely," the spokeswoman said.