LONDON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Royal British heartthrob Prince Harry made a little girl's day (and had the rest of us swooning) when he hoisted her up on his shoulders to get a better view at the Invictus Games closing ceremony.
Isabelle Nixon, 5, is the daughter of Team GB's basketball team captain Adam Nixon, and was struggling to see the show over the heads of taller audience members. But Prince Harry came to the rescue, swooping up the upset girl and putting her on his shoulders as the Foo Fighters took the stage.
Neither Nixon, 31, nor his daughter, realized the identity of Isabelle's royal escort until mother Taryn took notice.
"You're dancing with Prince Harry!" Taryn Nixon exclaimed.
As for Isabelle, the child was thrilled.
"I was completely over the moon," she told the Daily Mail. "I was chuffed to bits."
Nixon was a Gunner in 26 Regiment Royal Artillery, and lost his left leg in an IED explosion in Iraq in March 2004. Confined to a wheelchair, he lead the Brits to basketball glory at Olympic Park.
Later, he recalled speaking to the prince after Team GB took the gold medal.
"He came up, shook my hand and told me 'you are a legend' and I asked him for a photo with him and my family," Nixon told the Mirror.
"Then later, after his speech, Foo Fighters were on the main stage. He came to listen to the music," he said. "He recognized Isabelle 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."
Taryn Nixon said her daughter "hasn't stopped smiling."
"Isabelle now says she's a princess and tells all her friends she danced with 'Uncle Harry,'" she said. "He was the perfect gentleman and made everyone's day, especially Isabelle's."
Prince Harry launched the Invictus Games this year after watching the Brits compete at the U.S. Warrior Games last year. Some 25,000 athletes from 14 countries participated in a variety of athletic events.