Prince Harry Strengthens Bromance With Barack Obama During BBC Interview

When you're a member of the Royal family, it's hard to imagine getting nervous before chatting to someone. After all, it's usually other people sweating or shaking in their boots about shaking a prince or princesses hand or even just getting to stand in their vicinity.

But Prince Harry has admitted to being on the nervous side when he sat down with former US President Barack Obama for a friendly chat.

Credit: BBC Radio 4

The interview is a part of Harry's editorship of the BBC Radio 4 programme and was completed shortly after the pair were seen being the best of buddies at the Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada.

The full video is yet to come out, but viewers got to see a snippet of what's to be expected, with Prince Harry explaining how the chat will play out.

The former world leader jokingly said: "Do I need a British accent?"

Oh those two.

Prince Harry Barack Obama
Prince Harry Barack Obama

Credit: PA

But while Mr Obama's 'Hope' speech is lauded among some of the best in history, he is prone to speaking slowly, with a few pauses. While that's never a bad thing when you want to make a point stand out, it's a bit of an issue when it's on radio because you might have some people thinking their antenna is dodgy.

Prince Harry told Barack that if he started doing that, he'd give him 'the face' and the interviee asked to see an example of it.

"I don't want to see that face," Mr Obama replied.

The Royal member said later: "You're excited about this. I'm nervous about this. That's what's quite funny."

According to Kensington Palace, their chat will look into how Mr Obama felt about leaving the White House and what his plans are for the future. The full interview will be released on December 27.

Harry and Barack have been mates for at least three years.

Royal Family with Obamas
Royal Family with Obamas

The Royals getting chummy with the Obamas. Credit: PA

They first met when the Prince visited the White House in 2015 to promote the Invictus Games, which is a worldwide, high-level sporting competition for wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and their associated veterans.

Mr Obama commended Harry on starting the Games and complimented him on his own service record, saying: "It is a testament to the special relationship, the incredible bond that we share between our two countries. And that bond continues into the next generation of leadership that His Royal Highness represents."

But they got well banterous last year when promoting the Games and had a bit of back and forth on social media, where Michelle Obama encouraged Harry to 'Bring It'. The Queen was even included in the gag and Harry's replying video can be summed up with an imaginary mic drop and the word 'boom'.

The Daily Mail reports that the Obamas are expected to receive an invite to Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding next year - even if President Trump doesn't get one.

Hopefully this BBC Radio 4 interview will show them throwing niceties out the door and getting the banter bus going full steam ahead.

Featured Image Credit: BBC Radio 4/Twitter

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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