14/08/2014 12:37 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Prince Harry's Arctic Trek Has Begun!

Prince Harry's trek to the South Pole has officially begun! The 29-year-old royal has arrived in Antarctica after the charity expedition was held back by 48 hours due to bad weather.

Hazza - a patron of the Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge - flew to Cape Town on Sunday to begin the final preparations for his 335km walk (can we call it a walk? Probably not!) with wounded troops.

Harry and his team underwent special training to help prepare for the freezing conditions, which included spending 24 hours in a fridge. True story.

While he's away, PH's girlfriend Cressida Bonas has been finding solace in her new pal Kate Middleton. According to reports, Cressy is pleased she can rely on Duchess Kate while her boy is away.

"Cressida is so happy to have Kate on her side, especially now Harry's almost un-contactable," a source told Look magazine. Awww, bless her near-royal socks.