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When Harry Quizzed Barack

Talkshow: President Obama fields questions from Prince Harry during his stint as guest editor of BBC’s Today Programme | BBC/SCREEN GRAB

Interviewing the former most powerful man in the world could be one of the most daunting tasks even for a seasoned broadcaster, but when you are royalty you could be considered bullet-proof. Facing each other across a table with two microphones Prince Harry warms to his task advising his subject, President Barack Obama, erstwhile occupant of the White House about interview techniques warning he will get “the face”, if he takes too long between answers.

In the snippet published on the BBC news website Prince Harry grills Obama as guest editor of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. In the prelude the former president enquires if he needs a British accent and offers to turn the tables and interview Prince Harry.

Best buddies: Prince Harry and former US President Barack Obama pose with an athlete as they watch a wheelchair basketball event during the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 29, 2017

Prince Harry who recently announced his engagement to Suits actress American divorcee Meghan Markle has become close to the Obamas since former first lady Michelle came to tea at Kensington Palace. They also share a joint interest in the welfare of ex-servicemen. President Obama was a guest at this year’s Invictus Games in Canada where the interview was recorded. It will be broadcast as part of the station’s traditional festive edition where guest editors choose topics close to their hearts as the main focus of the flagship news and current affairs show.

  • Listen to Prince Harry’s guest edition of the Today Programme on December 27th.

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