Alexander Skarsgard has revealed he is excited to meet Prince Harry when the two compete on the Antarctic trek to the South Pole in November.
“I’m very excited to meet him,” the 37-year-old told People.com. “I’ll be with my U.S teammates at the South Pole welcoming him when he arrives. We will be there first though.”
The True Blood actor announced last week he would be joining the Walking with the Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge as part of the U.S team, who will go against the U.K team that will be headed by Prince Harry.
Speaking ahead of the November challenge, Alexander praised the royal’s involvement with the cause.
“I hear he’s an amazing guy,” he said. “I admire him for being involved with Walking with the Wounded for a couple of years and taking the time to help wounded soldiers. It’s going to be an honour to meet him.”
The trek will see Harry, Alexander and their teammates take on a brutal 335km four-week walk across Antarctica ending at the South Pole.
The teams will face below freezing conditions and can expect winds up to 50 mph.
The actor, who spent 15 months as a Swedish Marine, added that he is sure to beat the British Prince and his team: “I’m pretty stubborn and motivated and I don’t give up easily. I’m very focused and we’re not going to lose.”
Harry confirmed he would be taking part in the race in April and has been training since for the challenge which has been described as “the largest modern-day expedition of its type”.
The teams will set out on November 15.