Prince Harry sidesteps Obama-Trump wedding guest list controversy

Barack Obama has been out of office for almost a year, but the 44th president is still answering tough questions, this time courtesy of Prince Harry.

Recently betrothed Prince Harry held a rapid fire question session with the former USA president Barack Obama and baffled him with an array of questions in an interview for BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

Obama, who has spoken rarely since leaving office almost a year ago, said before the internet Americans could agree on a "common set of facts", since a large majority received their information from the same sources.

Mr Obama did not name Mr Trump during the interview, which he did with Prince Harry for the royal's guest editorship of BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

Harry's interview with Obama was recorded in Toronto in September when the two met during the Invictus Games, which the prince helps to organize.

Beyond social media, Obama and Harry also spoke about the pressures of the presidency and how Obama felt when he left the White House in January. "It is harder to be as obnoxious and cruel in person as people can be anonymously on the Internet".


At this year's Invictus Games, Obama reportedly quizzed Harry on his romance with Meghan Markle as they watched the wheelchair basketball.

"Who knows if he'll be invited yet or not - I wouldn't want to ruin the surprise".

Prince Harry notes that trolling, extremism, fake news, and cyberbullying have become major issues, and asks Obama whether there are things he wishes he had done on those issues.

"There's always that family part of Christmas [where] there's always that work element there as well, and I think together we had an awesome time", Harry, who recently debuted two gorgeous engagement portraits with Markle, said. "I still care about making the United States and the world a place where kids get an education, where people who are willing to work hard are able to find a job that pays a living wage, that we are conserving the wonderful resources of our planet so that future generations can enjoy the beauty of this place like we did". "We haven't put the invites or the guest lists together yet so who knows whether he is going to be invited or not? It's the family, I suppose, she's never had".

"If we take responsibility for being involved in our own fate, if we participate, if we engage, if we speak out, if we work in our communities, if we volunteer, if we see the joy that comes from our service to others than all of the problems that we face are solvable despite all of the bad news that you see", Obama said.

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