If you stole popcorn from a prince, you might expect him to get royally angry. But not Prince Harry, at least not this time. Harry is the younger son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, and fifth in line to inherit the British throne.
One of Harry’s many projects is the Invictus Games, first held in 2014. It’s an unusual sporting event: the athletes are wounded or ill soldiers and veterans — “invictus” is the Latin for undefeated or unconquered. Among the events are archery, paralypmic swimming, indoor rowing, wheelchair basketball, and even wheelchair rugby. Here’s Prince Harry’s own description: “These Games have shone a spotlight on the ‘unconquerable’ character of service men and women and their families and their ‘Invictus’ spirit. These Games have been about seeing guys sprinting for the finish line and then turning round to clap the last man in. They have been about teammates choosing to cross the line together, not wanting to come second, but not wanting the other guys to either. These Games have shown the very best of the human spirit.”
Prince Harry was in Toronto for the 2017 Invictus Games and that’s where the popcorn incident happened. Harry was watching a volleyball match when a little girl named Emily Henson who was sitting next to him figured she could get away with grabbing some of his popcorn while he was looking in the other direction. She successfully raided his popcorn bag several times before getting caught. But instead of getting angry, Harry entertained the girl with some silly faces and then shared more of his popcorn with her.
We’ve posted the delightful video of the prince and the popcorn bandit below. Let us know what you thought in the Facebook comments and be sure to like and share!