Gallant Prince Harry came to the rescue of a woman whose wheelchair blew over in a strong gust of wind Friday.
Anna Pollock, an RAF medic, was chatting with Harry during the trials for his Paralympic-style Invictus Games when she was toppled onto the running track by a sudden gust of wind. Harry was one of the first to spring into action.
Pollock, 33, told reporters, “I saw him and thought I’ve got to take the opportunity to ask for a picture.
“I was just putting my gloves back on and sat back in my chair when the wind took me over. Harry said to me ‘What did you do that for?!’
“I said, ‘To show you how not to do that!’ He was so lovely to help me and he gives so much. He makes all the lads and the lasses feel important.”
Anna, from Middlesborough, was taking part in the 200m, 400m and 1500m cycling event after a spontaneous spinal bleed left her partially paraplegic.
Harry, 31, later watched some wheelchair tennis and chatted to the group hoping to make the team.
Nathan Cumberland, 31, from Newark, Nottinghamshire, who trained with Harry for a tour of Afghanistan in 2009 was delighted to reunite with his former Army comrade.
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“It’s always good to see the ginger muppet,” he quipped.
Fellow redhead Nathan, a former Grenadier Guard, told reporters, “He doesn’t have to come here but he does and that’s great. It gives everyone a boost. He’s one of the lads – he’s been there and done it.
The 2016 Invictus Games, to take place May 8 -12 in Orlando, will build on the success of last year’s event, which brought together servicemen and women from around the globe to compete in the Paralympic-style events.