Republican hero toddler steals popcorn from Prince Harry

A toddler has become the unlikely star of the volleyball at the Invictus Games, after sneaking a few pieces of popcorn from Prince Harry.

Emily Henson, 2, was seated next to the prince while watching a match between the UK and Denmark on Thursday.

The toddler, who is the daughter of former Invictus Games athlete - and Harry's friend - David Henson, was shown on television coverage of the match taking no fewer than six pieces of popcorn from the Prince's box, before he realised.

And good on her, to be quite honest. Her parents' taxes paid for that popcorn. She deserves it. What good is financially maintaining a family for generations if you can't take their popcorn every once in a while?

In fact, she would have been well within her rights to take Harry's wallet. Why not the shirt off his back, too? This kid is onto something.

After jokingly pulling the popcorn away, Harry offered the tot a couple of pieces, before pulling a classic "one for you - oh, oh no! - it's in my mouth" dad move.

Footage of the occurrence was widely shared on social media.

But this guy had the right idea:

Prince Harry is in Toronto for the 2017 Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded soldiers he founded in 2014.

This story Republican hero toddler steals popcorn from Prince Harry first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.