He took a break from church and presents to make the call

By Diana Pearl
Updated October 05, 2016 06:19 PM
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On Christmas, most people are thinking of a man at the North Pole.

But this year, William‘s thoughts were occupied by one on the other end of the globe.

The 33-year-old royal took a break in between church with his family and his "bouncing" children to send a message to Henry Worsley, who is currently attempting to become the first-ever solo explorer to travel across Antarctica without outside assistance or support.

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Prince and Princess Charlotte s dad picked up the phone on Christmas Day to deliver a message of support to Worsley as he nears the end of his trek.

“Just wanted to wish you well and say that we’re thinking of you at the Christmas period, as you’re lugging all your kit up and down the slopes and the hills of the Southern Atlantic and the Antarctic,” he said.

“Good luck for the rest of the expedition, I know you are planning hopefully to reach the South Pole by New Year, so that will be a good New Year’s Eve Celebration.

“You’re doing a cracking job,” he told Worsley. “Everyone back here is very proud.”

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Worsley is currently 100 miles from the South Pole, his final destination, which he hopes to reach by New Year’s Day. He s making the journey in honor of Sir Ernest Shackleton, who attempted to do the same 100 years ago, in 1915.

Prince William is a patron of Worsley’s endeavor.