Prince Harry may be busy getting ready for his wedding to Meghan Markle, but he still found time to interview President Barack Obama for an upcoming BBC Radio 4 Christmas special. The BBC shared behind the scenes video footage of Prince Harry and President Obama as they sat around a table discussing preparations. The mood was jovial and lighthearted and the two had a good rapport between them. Prince Harry interviewed President Obama at the Invictus Games. The final interview will air on BBC Radio 4 on December 27, 2017. The episode will be edited down, but the full and complete interview should likely air on the upcoming podcast.
Response to the royal and presidential interview has been great and some fans pointed out that “Harry and Barry” made quite the team.
One commented that President Obama is welcome in the UK while President Trump isn’t.
A video clip showing friendly banter between Prince Harry and President Obama is getting a lot of online love and attention. You may see that clip below.
'Do I need a British accent?' @BarackObama is interviewed by Prince Harry for his guest edit of @BBCr4today. In this warm-up, the prince jokingly warns the ex-president he'll get "the face" if he pauses too long between answers #r4today pic.twitter.com/2887dGlJkG
— BBC Radio 4 Today (@BBCr4today) December 17, 2017
Before the interview’s start, President Obama joked and asked if he would need to speak with a British accent. The two sat comfortably at a round table equipped with microphones. They had their beverages within arm’s reach and tested their mics. The sound was adjusted to its highest quality.
Prince Harry told President Obama that if he waited too long to speak, he would “get the face” indicating that Prince Harry would give him a stern expression, letting him know there was too much dead air.
Those who admire and miss President Obama have shared great excitement and enthusiasm over the upcoming interview. Some have even stated they can’t wait until December 27, 2017, to see it.
Hashtags for the upcoming episode are being displayed such as #HarryandBarry and #ThePresidentandthePrince.
Some viewers commented that they hoped Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would invite President Obama and Michelle to the wedding and not President Trump and First Lady Melania. Others argued that both should be invited.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to Prince Harry’s and Meghan Markle’s wedding? Are you also looking forward to the BBC Radio 4 interview with President Obama and Prince Harry?