Prince Harry Grills Barack Obama on Meghan Markle's Show 'Suits' -- Plus More From Their Interview
By Jennifer Drysdale
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Prince Harry's not the only Meghan Markle fan.
The 33-year-old royal grilled Barack Obama on his preference for her show, Suits, during their BBC Radio 4 interview, which aired on Wednesday.
Harry, who guest edited Wednesday's BBC Radio 4 program, hilariously quizzed the former president in a pre-recorded lightning round, but that doesn't mean they didn't cover serious topics during the interview as well. Here's what we learned from the pair's discussion.
1. Obama Prefers Suits Over The Good Wife
"Suits, obviously," Obama answered, given the choice between the two shows. As for his other preferences, that would be Aretha Franklin over Tina Turner, Rachel over Monica, William "right now" over Harry and Titanic over The Bodyguard. The former commander in chief understandably had to "defer" on picking between Kim and Khloe Kardashian, but made sure to pick Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth over Queen.
2. He's Incredibly Proud of His Marriage to Michelle
Obama turned Harry's question about Inauguration Day into an opportunity to praise his wife, Michelle!
"The first thing that went through my mind was sitting across from Michelle, how thankful I was that she had been my partner through that whole process. You've gotten to know Michelle quite well, and she is a spectacular, funny, warm person," he said. "She is not someone who was naturally inclined to politics, so in some ways, despite the fact that I think she was as good a first lady as I think there's ever been."
"She did this largely in support of my decision to run, and for us to be able to come out of that intact, that our marriage was strong, we're still each other's best friends, our daughters [are] turning into amazing girls, amazing young women," he continued. "You know, the sense that there was a completion, and that we had done the work in a way that preserved our integrity and left us whole and that we hadn't fundamentally changed I think was a satisfying feeling."
3. He Felt 'Serenity' During Donald Trump's Inauguration
Obama did admit to having "concerns" while handing over power, but says it was more peaceful than anticipated -- and "hugely liberating" to be able to set his own agenda after eight years in the White House.
"Now, that [satisfying feeling] was mixed with all the work that was still undone and concerns about how the country moves forward," he confessed. "But overall, there was a serenity there more than I would have expected."
4. He Thinks Social Media Should Be Used With Care
The former president didn't directly name his successor, but made it pretty clear that his views on social media differ greatly from those held by President Trump.
"All of us in leadership have to find ways to recreate a common space on the internet," he said. "One of the dangers of the internet is people can have entirely different realities. They can be just cocooned in information that reinforces their current biases."
Also during Wednesday's radio show, Harry announced that he has been appointed president of the conservation non-profit African Parks, and will help advance the NGO's mission in protecting Africa's national parks and advance wildlife conservation in Africa and around the world -- and opened up about his relationship with Markle.