Prince Harry and Barack Obama’s bromance continues – Interview to be aired on 27 December
The bromance between Prince Harry and ex-US president Barack Obama has continued during an interview for BBC radio 4.
The BBC released a teaser of the interview, which was recorded in Toronto in September during the Invictus Games. In it, the pair joke together before beginning their chat.
The interview with Mr Obama was part of Prince Harry’s guest editorship of the BBC’s Today program.
In the teaser, Prince Harry and Mr Obama warm up ahead of the chat, with Mr Obama joking: “Do I need a British accent?”
Prince Harry later confessed: “You’re excited about this and I’m nervous about it, that’s what’s quite funny”. Mr Obama replied: “I will interview you if you want”.
Prince Harry also warned the former president that he would see his “serious face” if Mr Obama paused too long between his answers.
Mr Obama quipped back: “Let me see the face,” before joking, “I don’t want to see that face”.
The palace said the conversation featured Mr Obama discussing his plans to cultivate the next generation of leadership through the Obama Foundation. He also shared his memories of the day he left office and his hopes for the future.
The interview will be broadcast on 27 December.
It is not the first round of banter between the British royal family and the Obamas.
The Obamas posted a video of themselves on Twitter last year playfully taunting Prince Harry in a promotion for the Invictus Games. The games are an international sports event for wounded, disabled and sick military personnel and veterans.
Prince Harry, fifth in line to the throne and a patron of the Invictus Games, responded to Mr Obama and his wife Michelle in kind.
“Unfortunately for you, Flotus and Potus, I wasn’t alone when you sent me that video,” the Prince tweeted to the Obamas.
He also added a video of his own, showing him chatting warmly with his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. In the video they thumbed through an Invictus Games brochure, just as the Obamas’ challenge lands on his mobile phone.