Prince Harry: South Pole Trek Is Escape from Prince William's 'Screaming Child'
11/27/2013 AT 12:45 PM EST
Prince Harry joked that he's flown all the way to Antarctica to escape his 4-month-old nephew, Prince George.
Prince William previously acknowledged that his first-born child has "a good pair of lungs on him" and his brother hinted that's why William wishes he was taking part in the 200-mile race to the South Pole.
"I think he's quite jealous I managed to get away from his screaming child," Harry said.
Harry is braving temperatures as low as -58 F to raise money for Walking With the Wounded, but ABC News reported that the prince and his team (who are racing against two other teams captained by actors Dominic West and Alexander Skarsgard) were prevented from starting their trek by snow storms.
But on Wednesday, the Palace released a statement that read, "Prince Harry and half of the Walking with the Wounded teams have left Novo today for their second base camp at 87 degrees south. The rest of the teams will leave Novo tomorrow to join them, where they will all spend a few days acclimatising to the altitude and colder temperatures. The race to the South Pole is still due to start around 30th November."
The race is expected to take 21 days, and each day the teams will spend 12 hours skiing with 10-minute rest breaks every two hours.
William, meanwhile, wasn't exactly seething with jealousy. Instead, on Tuesday, he entertained guests for another charity, Centrepoint, including a very excited Taylor Swift.