British royal Prince Harry and actors Alexander Skarsgard and Dominic West celebrated the completion of their challenging trek to the South Pole last month by guzzling champagne from a prosthetic leg.
The trio successfully reached the Antarctic with teams of wounded soldiers as part of the Walking With the Wounded charity mission on Dec. 13, and they marked the achievement by embarking on a 48-hour boozing session, using fellow adventurer Duncan Slater’s artificial limbs as drinking vessels. Slater lost both of his legs in action in Afghanistan in 2009.
The Wire star West reunited with Harry and a few other teammates at a Walking With the Wounded press conference in London on Tuesday, when the British actor recalled, “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.
“There was a lot of liquor drunk. We all drank champagne out of Duncan’s favorite prosthetic legs.”
West also revealed that Harry shared his “filthy” sense of humor with the group by telling dirty jokes in a bid to keep morale high as they battled freezing temperatures, and he proved a great help in constructing outdoor toilets.
West added, “He seemed to specialize in building the latrines and he built these incredibly elaborate ones. He did one with castellated sides and a flag pole, a loo (toilet) roll holder, and you’re sitting there thinking, ‘This is a real royal flush.’ He must have spent about 40 minutes making it.”