Prince Harry Running to a Helicopter

Prince Harry Running to a Helicopter

Updated Apr 06, 2018 at 11:28AM EDT by Matt.

Added Apr 05, 2018 at 01:38PM EDT by Matt.

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Prince Harry Running to a Helicopter is a series of video remixes in which a clip of Prince Harry abruptly leaving a television interview and running toward a helicopter while stationed with the Army Air Corp is edited to feature popular or humorous music.

Origin

On January 21st, 2013, the YouTube [1] account for ODN News published a video entitled "Dramatic moment Prince Harry runs for his helicopter during Afghanistan interview." In the video (shown below, left), Prince Harry is shown exiting a television interview and running towards a helicopter. In just over five years, the video has received more than 1.8 million views.

Two days later, YouTuber producertom85 remixed the video to feature the sound of of an ice cream truck, making it appear as though Prince Harry is running for ice cream. The post (shown below, right) received more than 17 million views in five years.



Spread

On March 28th, 2018, Twitter [2] user @_lvurenprice tweeted, "everytime in G-A-Y smoking area" and the video of Prince Harry running. However, the user replaced the soundtrack for the video with the song "I'm So Into You" by Ariana Grande. The post (shown below) received more than 6,200 retweets and 21,000 likes in eight days.




Over the next week, people on Twitter[3] remixed the video with different songs. Three days later, @xxMERE tweeted the video with the song "Formation" by Beyoncé. The post (shown below, left) received more than 4,200 retweets and 10,000 likes in less than one week.

That day, Twitter[5] user @aDopamineFiend tweeted the video set to Juvenile's "Back That Ass Up." The post (shown below, right) received more than 90,000 retweets and 177,000 likes in eight days.

The following day, Twitter[4] user @iAmMvunny tweeted, "When Gasolina comes on in the club" and the video featuring the song "Gasolina" by Daddy Yankee. The post (shown below, right) received more than 77,000 retweets and 137,000 likes in one week.

On April 5th, Mashable [6] published an article about the meme.


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