Prince Harry lets five-year-old fan take him for a spin in her car at opening of Invictus Games

Hannah Furness
Daimy Gommers, 5, drives the car as Prince Harry rides beside her. - Getty Images North America

Prince Harry was taken for a spin by a five-year-old girl at the Invictus Games, after he leapt in the passenger seat of her miniature car.

The Prince, 33, cheered and whooped as he pretended to be dazzled by the speed of the drive, around a small children's track in Toronto.

"Who's in charge around here?" Prince Harry asked, before deciding to hitch a ride round the track #invictusgamespic.twitter.com/TyKQaUzdrn

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Daimy Gommers, five, was in the driving seat for the Jaguar Land Rover challenge, and carefully steered her way through the course in front of the world's media.

The daughter of Paul Gompers, who is competing in the archery for the Netherlands' Invictus Team, proclaimed the experience "nice".

Prince Harry taken for a spin by the daughter of one of the #InvictusGames competitors pic.twitter.com/iPfGTGLIgX

— Hannah Furness (@Hannah_Furness) September 23, 2017

The Prince's adventure with the five Invictus children came after he experienced a real high-speed driving challenge in the passenger seat, driven around the real track by Dennis Siesing from the German team.

Daimy Gommers, 5, drives the car as Prince Harry rides beside her. Credit: Getty Images North America

Daimy's mother Danielle said her daughter had been chosen to drive Prince Harry after she had tried the car out in the morning and was invited back for a star turn.

Prince Harry lets young fan take him for a spin. Credit: Getty Images North America

The schoolgirl met the Prince at a previous Invictus Games, with him remarking that she had grown once he was introduced to her again.

"Every time she sees Prince Harry on the TV she says 'oh it's my friend Prince Harry," said Mrs Gommers.

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