LONDON -- Prince Harry will join a team of wounded servicemen and women this weekend as they trek to the South Pole for the Walking with the Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge.

Kensington Palace confirmed details of the trip Wednesday. The challenge is being taken on by three seven-man teams -- each with four wounded team members -- hailing from the United Kingdom, Commonwealth and the United States.

Harry, 29, who is patron of Walking with the Wounded, will be participating with the British team. Actor Alexander Skarsgard ( True Blood ) is taking part with the Americans, and Dominic West of The Wire is going with the Commonwealth team.

Each team is representing and raising funds for military charities from their respective nations as they race to the South Pole -- Soldier On (Canada), Soldier On (Australia), Soldiers to Summit (U.S.) and Walking with the Wounded (U.K.).

Teams will depart London for Cape Town, South Africa, on Sunday, Nov. 17. From there, they'll head to Novolazarevskaya Station in Antarctica on Nov. 19, where they will spend a few days adjusting to the Antarctic temperatures. Once acclimated, they will fly to 87 degrees south, where they will spend further time acclimatizing to the altitude.

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