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Prince Harry Will Interview Barack Obama For Radio 4's Today Show

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Prince Harry’s bromance with former US president Barack Obama has reached a new high: the pair have sat down for a 45 minute interview, set to be broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme on 27th December.

Part of a special edition of the show which has been guested edited by the Prince, the interview is set to focus on ‘their shared interest in building platforms for the next generation of young leaders.’ It was recorded in September this year, when the pair met up at the Invictus Games in Toronto.

Topics of conversation will include Obama’s ‘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 Obama Foundation.’ A shorter segment will appear as part of the programme, with the full interview available to download as a podcast.

To increase our anticipation (and, you know, enhance our appreciation of the pair’s friendship), Kensington Palace has released a teaser clip setting the tone, in which Harry and the former President are gearing up for their chat. As Harry gives a brief overview of how the interview will pan out, Obama jokes that he – as a slow speaker – might have to speed things up, before asking if a British accent will be compulsory.

Harry’s answer? ‘No, not at all. But if you start using long pauses between the answers you’re probably going to get the face.’ The face in question is a particularly stern one, to which Obama responds: ‘I don’t want to see that face.’

‘You’re excited about this, I’m nervous about this – that’s what’s quite funny,’ Harry adds, alluding to the fact that he is normally the one being interviewed, rather than asking the questions.

Since news of Harry’s engagement to US actress Meghan Markle broke last month, much of the discussion around potential wedding guests has focused upon the question of whether the Obama family will attend.

The Prince first met the couple during Barack’s presidency, but their friendship has continued since the Obamas left the White House. This year alone, Barack dropped in to visit Harry at Kensington Palace; the Prince soon returned the favour when he spoke at the inaugural Obama Foundation Summit.

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