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Sweet prince! Harry kisses hand of elderly fan at Invictus Games

Thursday may have been the last day of this year's Invictus Games, but the competition's founder, Prince Harry of Wales, didn't say goodbye without first delivering a sweet kiss to an elderly fan.

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Prince Harry meets a fan named Ruth at a wheelchair-tennis event on May 12, 2016, the final day of the Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida.

The beneficiary of the princely kiss was a woman named Ruth, who offered her hand and spent some quality time with the British royal at the Paralympic-style games for wounded military veterans representing 14 countries.

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Prince Harry kisses the hand of a fan named Ruth at a May 12, 2016, wheelchair-tennis event of the Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida.

(Prince) charmed, we're sure!

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Prince Harry of Wales, who founded the Invictus Games for wounded and sick military veterans, greets a fan named Ruth on May 12, 2016 at the competition in Orlando, Florida.

The fast friends met at the competition's finals for the wheel-chair tennis finals, won by United Kingdom representatives Alexander Krol and Andrew McErlean, according to the Daily Mail.

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Prince Harry presents gold medals to wheelchair-tennis athletes representing the United Kingdom at the Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida, on May 12, 2016.

Harry smiled as he shook the hands of the winners from his home region on the last day of the competition.

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Prince Harry of Wales congratulates the wheelchair-tennis champions, representing the United Kingdom, at the Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida, on May 12, 2016.

Harry founded the games in 2014, after he served in Afghanistan for the British Army and witnessed the perseverance of injured military-service personnel. In a recent conversation with TODAY contributor Jenna Bush Hager, Harry expressed optimism for the future of his passion project.

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"For me, as long as the venues are full, as long as these guys are enjoying themselves and lives are being changed right in front of you, we can't possibly wish for more,'' he said.

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