WATCH: Former President Barack Obama, Prince Harry Joke Before Radio Interview
President Barack Obama is used to fielding questions and being interviewed, but the latest person to grill him wasn’t a reporter. It was his longtime friend, Prince Harry.
The 33 year old, who is engaged to marry American actress Meghan Markle in May 2018, interviewed the former U.S. commander-in-chief in September at the Invictus Games in Toronto. (Prince Harry founded the games in 2014.) The interview won’t be broadcast until Dec. 27 — it will air on BBC Radio 4 in the United Kingdom and also be released as a podcast — but we got a sneak peek of their chat, which is as hilarious as it is interesting and informative.
Joking before the interview, Obama asked Harry if he needed to talk fast and use a British accent.
The royal responded, “If you start using long pauses between the answers, you’re probably going to get the face.”
Asked to see the face, Harry gave the ex-president a stern stare.
“I don’t want to see that face,” Obama said with a smile.
When Obama offered to interview Harry instead, the prince quickly shot that down and said that he’s more comfortable with the current format.
The two men discussed a broad range of issues in the extensive, wide-ranging interview, from Obama’s future plans to the next generation of leaders and the important work being done by the Obama Foundation.
The conversation with @BarackObama includes his memories of the day he left office and his hopes for his post-presidential life, including his plans to focus on cultivating the next generation of leadership through the @ObamaFoundation.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) December 17, 2017
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