Prince Harry meets with President Obama
Prince Harry met with US President Barack Obama on Wednesday (28.10.15).
The British royal visited the White House in Washington DC to talk about his involvement in the Invictus Games, a Paralympic-style event for wounded soldiers, and Obama joked that Harry had gotten to know his wife Michelle Obama quite well after spending the morning touring a military base with her.
Obama said: “It is a great pleasure to welcome His Royal Highness Prince Harry here to the Oval Office. 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. He has gotten to know Michelle very well. For a range of reasons, but in particular, 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.”
Harry joked he had “stolen” the Invictus Games from the US and made it better before bringing it to Florida from May 8 to 12 2016.
The cheeky royal quipped: “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. So we’re really looking forward to the 8th through 12th of May, and hoping to see as many people as possible come down and support all our wounded warriors together.”