President Obama Jokes That Prince Harry Got to Know Michelle ‘Very Well’ During D.C. Visit

by Jackie Willis 8:05 AM PDT, October 29, 2015
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When did royals and world leaders start looking like movie stars?!

Prince Harry, who was in Washington, D.C. to promote the 2016 Invictus Games, met with President Barack Obama for a private meeting in the Oval Office, where the two were spotted sharing laughs.

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Prior to his meeting with the president, he toured the USO Warrior and Family Center at the Fort Belvoir military base in Fairfax County, Virginia alongside First Lady Michelle Obama. There, the two watched a presentation of the sports that will be featured in the Invictus Games.

The event, of which the 31-year-old royal helped organize, is modeled after the United States' Warrior Games and is an international sporting event for injured, active duty and veteran service men and women.

"It is a great pleasure to welcome His Royal Highness Prince Harry here to the Oval Office," POTUS told reporters. "I've had an opportunity to spend a lot of time with so many of his family members, but this is the first time that we had a chance to talk directly."

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The president quipped, "He has gotten to know Michelle very well for a range of reasons."

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During Harry's trip, the Obamas saw how passionate the prince is about looking after people in the military. "He's here to talk about the Invictus Games, an initiative that is bringing together wounded warriors around the world, under the leadership of Prince Harry and others, to make sure that we see not simply the sacrifices they’ve made, but also the incredible contributions, strength, and courage they continue to display," Obama said of Prince William's younger brother.

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"We had huge amounts of fun designing the Invictus Games based around stealing the Warrior Games off yourselves and making it international, making it better, and now we’re giving it back to you," Harry said of the event, which will be held in Orlando, Florida in May 2016.

It looks like Prince Harry is going to Disney World!

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