Why Prince Harry Drank Champagne From a Prosthetic Leg

Dominic West says Price Harry and others celebrated last month’s South Pole trek by drinking champagne out of a prosthetic leg, and Harry was instrumental in keeping up the spirits of the team.

“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,” West said today in London of finishing the Walking With the Wounded charity expedition on Dec. 13.

“The Wire” actor was reunited with Polar trek participants Tuesday for a news conference and added, “There was a lot of liqueur drunk. We all drank champagne out of Duncan’s favorite prosthetic legs,” referring to Duncan Slater, who lost his legs in Afghanistan in 2009 and also completed the trek.

West, one of the celebrity patrons of the three teams that spent 13 days together at the South Pole, said that Harry also kept morale high during blistering cold temperatures by telling “filthy,” eye-watering jokes.

“He was very kind to me,” West said.

Slater, whose artificial limb was used in the creative celebration, explained just how vital Harry, 29, was to the group.

“He would kind of spread himself quite thinly to be honest,” Slater said. “He would spend time with each team member. He would make sure he mixed with everyone.”


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