Jamaican champion sprinter Usain Bolt was happy to let Britain’s Prince Harry mimic his style when they held a mock race in Kingston.
Both men pointed to the sky in what has become “Lightning Bolt’s” trademark gesture.
It followed a light-hearted moment before delighted onlookers, when a brief loss of concentration from the World and Olympic gold medalist led to a slightly controversial royal headstart.
As Bolt was distracted, Harry took off alone down the track, throwing his arms into the air in triumph as he claimed a dubious solo victory.
Afterwards a royal statement on Twitter noted they weren’t sure that Usain Bolt was really trying.
The champion was gracious in defeat, but asked for a royal rematch in London this summer where he hopes for more Olympic gold.
The 27-year-old prince was in Jamaica, a member of the Commonwealth, to mark the diamond jubilee of his grandmother Queen Elizabeth.