Prince Harry leaves Arctic after runway repairs

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LONDON (AP) - Britain’s most eligible bachelor is back at home.

Prince Harry was returning to Britain on Friday from an Arctic trek after workers repaired an ice-field runway 200 miles (320 kilometers) from the North Pole. He had been due to depart on Thursday, but cracks in the ice closed the runway.

Harry had spent several days trekking with wounded servicemen who are heading toward the North Pole. The project aimed to raise 2 million pounds ($3.2 million) for the Walking With the Wounded charity.

The 26-year-old prince is due to resume military service in Britain, where he is training to be an Apache helicopter pilot. He will be also best man at his brother Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton in London on April 29.

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