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Harry to the rescue! How kind-hearted royal came to aid of tearful little girl

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Harry to the rescue! How kind-hearted royal came to aid of tearful little girl Unable to see the stage and blocked in by other fans, five-year-old Isabelle Nixon was less than impressed with the Invictus Games closing ceremony - until, that is, Prince Harry came to the rescue. After spotting the tearful little girl, the prince, 30, hoisted her on to his shoulders and then stayed to dance with her as the Foo Fighters took to the stage. Isabelle, whose father Adam, 31, from Hereford, captained Team GB's wheelchair basketball team to victory on Sunday, didn't realise who her hero was until her delighted mother Taryn exclaimed: 'You're dancing with Prince Harry!' His left leg had to be amputated while his right was badly damaged, leaving him confined to a wheelchair. Despite his injury, Mr Nixon, who has four children, daughter Abigail, 11, Jayden, eight, five-year-old Isabelle and three-year-old Lilyana, continued to play his basketball. 'Prince Harry had spoken to us at the ceremony, just to say how proud he was of us guys,' explained Mr Nixon. '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.' But when Harry, who had earlier told Mr Nixon that he just wanted to 'chill out' and watch the show, spotted the tearful Isabelle, he swung into action. 'He recognised her from earlier in the day and saw she was getting upset because she couldn’t see the band,' adds Mr Nixon. 'He approached us and smiled at me and just literally picked her up and just started to dance so she could see the stage.