Prince Harry’s ongoing visit to Toronto has been stealing headlines, perhaps more than the Invictus Games he founded and is here to attend.
But as he sat in the stands at a volleyball game on Wednesday, another scene stealer became the focus of attention.
The royal was sat next to Emily, the two-year-old daughter of Paralympian athlete David Henson, a former royal engineer who lost his legs to an IED in Afghanistan in 2011. He captained team UK at the first ever Invictus Games in 2014.
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While David and his wife Hayley weren’t looking, little Emily began to help herself to the Prince’s popcorn.
The Prince was engrossed in conversation when the tot started to sneak popcorn right from under his nose.
When the Prince finally noticed, he began to entertain the little one by pretending to take the bag away before feeding her pieces of popcorn and pulling faces at her.
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The video and images quickly went viral with media outlets around the world picking up the cheeky toddler’s adorable antics.
Kids are known to be serial scene stealers.
Here are some other instances where kids have over shadowed the main event:
When The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Victoria, B.C., on their tour of British Columbia and Yukon in September 2016, an exchange between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and then three-year-old Prince George caught the attention of British media.
After shaking hands with Prince William and his wife Kate, Trudeau knelt down to meet George, who was holding his father’s hand.
Trudeau was seen lifting his hand to high-five the young prince, who shook his head and did not accept the gesture – leaving him “hanging.”
Two-year-old Claudia Moser was clearly not in the mood for pleasantries at a Passover Seder dinner hosted by then President Barack Obama at the White House in April 2015.
She chose the exact moment the President walked into the room to have a mini-meltdown and laid face-down near his feet. Official White House photographer Pete Souza captured the moment and the photo went viral across the world after her mother, writer Laura Moser shared it on her personal Facebook page.
As Donald Trump took to the stage in New York to deliver his victory speech in November 2016, it had clearly been a long night for his young son Baron.
The 11-year-old stole focus from his dad’s big moment – caught on camera looking very tired, rubbing his eye and even yawning as Trump addressed the crowd.
With files from Emmy Griffiths, Hello! Canada