2-year-old girl steals Prince Harry's popcorn - and heart - at Invictus Games

Emily Henson had been munching away for nearly a minute on Prince Harry's popcorn before the prince caught her red-handed, and teased her by taking the bag away before giving in.
Emily Henson had been munching away for nearly a minute on Prince Harry's popcorn before the prince caught her red-handed, and teased her by taking the bag away before giving in. PHOTO: REUTERS

TORONTO - It is not often one gets away scot free for stealing from a prince, but that was exactly what happened at the Invictus Games on Thursday (Sept 29) night.

The Invictus Games is an annual international sporting competition for wounded armed services personnel, according to The Telegraph, and this year it is being held in Toronto, Canada.

Seated on her mother Hayley Henson's lap, two-year-old Emily Henson made a move on 33-year-old Prince Harry's popcorn.

Emily is the daughter of the prince's friend and former Invictus competitor and Paralympian David Henson, reported The Telegraph.

Prince Harry sat with the Hensons for the UK versus Denmark volleyball match.

He was engaged in conversation with someone else, so he did not see the "crime" in action.

That was until Emily got too greedy.

She had been munching away for nearly a minute, before the prince caught her red-handed, and teased her by taking the bag away before giving in.

The pair then had a playful interaction.

Mr Henson is a former royal engineer who had both his legs blown off by an IED in Afghanistan in 2011, according to The Telegraph.

He was the captain of the first UK Invictus Games team in 2014, when the event was held in London.

Since then, he has become friends with Prince Harry.