Prince Harry gave a sad little girl a big lift over the weekend.
The redheaded royal was attending the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games on Sunday night when he noticed Isabelle Nixon, 5, was upset that she couldn’t see the stage.
He came to the rescue, swooping the 5-year-old up onto his shoulders so that she could see the stage. Later, as the Foo Fighters played, Prince Harry continued to dance with Isabelle.
The little girl reportedly had no idea who her partner was until her mother, Taryn, said, “You’re dancing with Prince Harry!”, the Daily Mail reported.
“I was completely over the moon,” Isabelle said.
The Invictus Games is an international paralympic competition for wounded soldiers that is held in London. Isabelle’s father, David, is the captain of Team GB’s wheelchair basketball team. Prince Harry serves on the event’s organizing committee.
Taryn posted a photo of Isabelle perched on Prince Harry’s shoulders on Twitter, writing, “Thank you!! What an amazing end to an amazing week. #invictusgames”.
Another Twitter user who appeared to be a friend of the Nixons also tweeted a photo, saying, “Not everyday (sic) that Prince Harry dances behind you with your friends kid on his shoulders!”
Kensington Palace later released a statement, saying that “Prince Harry was keen to enjoy the closing concert and celebrate the Games with the competitors. … The little girl’s father was the captain of the wheelchair basketball team, who Prince Harry met on several occasions throughout the course of the Games.”