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Prince Harry interviews Barack Obama for Today programme guest slot

Prince Harry interviews Barack Obama for Today programme guest slot

Prince Harry was interviewing Barack Obama for Radio 4, and the royal was really nervous during this set. And it is not about the British accent, to be an interviewer for the ex-president is a great honour.

Kensington Palace revealed on Sunday that Prince Harry had called on Barack Obama to star in his edition of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on 27 December.

Prince Harry questioned Obama about his memories of the day he left office, his post-presidential work with the Obama Foundation and his hopes for the future. The interview was recorded in Toronto in September during the Invictus Games, a sports event for injured military personnel championed by young royal.

A slightly awkward Prince Harry came to interview Mr Obama for his stint as a guest editor on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, he admitted he was nervous, prompting the former US President to reassure him it was all a bit of fun.

An unusual interview: Barack Obama and Prince Harry

In a teaser released by the palace, Harry outlines how the interview will proceed. A relaxed Obama asks whether he will have to speak more quickly, as he says he is a slow speaker – then jokingly asks if he’ll have to speak with a British accent.

Despite the men are good friends, for Harry it was rather unusual to take an interview. The royal felt a bit nervous and preferred not to hide it. many Britons adored and highly appreciated such a sincere Harry’s confession, the newly engaged Prince looked that moment very alike his mother, the late Prince Diana.

Harry has given a number of heartfelt public interviews this year. In a documentary about Diana, Princess of Wales, he spoke of his struggle to come to terms with her loss.

“People deal with grief in different ways, and my way of dealing with it was just by basically shutting it out, locking it out,” he said. “The 10 years that I was in the army, I just dug my head in the sand and it was just … it was just white noise. And I went through a whole period of having to try and sort myself out.”