19/09/2014 06:43 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Prince Harry Dances With Young Girl At Invictus Games Closing Ceremony


Prince Harry is fast becoming our favourite royal.

And if you need proof as to why – we give you this: the wonderful moment the young Prince scooped up a crying five-year-old so she could see the stage at a concert.

Harry was attending the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games (the sporting event for injured service men and women which Harry launched) when he spotted Isabelle Nixon crying in the crowd.

Isabelle – whose dad Adam, 31, from Hereford, captained Team GB's wheelchair basketball team to victory – couldn't see the stage when the Foo Fighters were playing.

Harry dashed to the rescue, lifting little Isabelle high onto his shoulders and then dancing with her to the music.

"Prince Harry had spoken to us at the ceremony, just to say how proud he was of us guys,' Adam told reporters. "We were underdogs in the final but we beat the US at their own game.

"He came up, shook my hand and said, 'you are a legend' and I asked him for a photo with him and my family.


"Then later, after his speech, Foo Fighters were on the main stage. He came to listen to the music. He recognised her from earlier in the day and saw she was getting upset because she couldn't see the band.

"He approached us and smiled at me and just literally picked her up and just started to dance so she could see the stage. There was no calculation to it. He just recognised her from earlier and lifted her up on his shoulders so she could see. It was a bit of a whirlwind. It was very surreal."

Isabelle clearly enjoyed the view so much, she didn't even recognise her knight in shining armour.

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"When she realised who it was, she was lost for words. She just danced along to the Foo Fighters with him and hasn't stopped smiling since," said Adam.

"Isabelle now says she's a princess and tells all her friends she danced with 'Uncle Harry'," added her mum Taryn.

"He was the perfect gentleman and made everyone's day, especially Isabelle's."

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