Boom! Prince Harry and the Queen let the Obamas know exactly what they thought of their sass — they’re not gonna take it anymore!
In a hilarious set of tweets, the president and the first lady challenged Prince Harry to “bring it” at next month’s Invictus Games in Orlando. Unfortunately for them, Harry “just happened” to be chatting with the Queen when he got the Obama’s message, and the Queen was not amused — well, maybe just a little.
The Queen “drops the mic” on the leader of the free world and his wife in the video to promote the Invictus Games, founded by Prince Harry, writes the Daily Mail.
“In the playful clip, they ridicule the young Prince’s confidence and state: ‘Hey Prince Harry. Remember when you told us to bring it at the Invictus Games? Be careful what you wish for.'”
In the video Prince Harry is “sitting on a sofa with his grandmother while looking at pictures of last year’s Invictus competitors. They appear to be concerned about an American man looking ‘incredibly fast’ during the sprinting when the Prince’s phone starts playing ‘Hail To The Chief’…It signalled a text from Mrs. Obama, which contains the video starring the Obamas. The Prince turns to the Queen and asks: ‘Do you want to watch this together?’ before stating: ‘Let’s have a look.'”
After the Obamas “threat,” which was helped by three servicemen challenging with game faces, “Prince Harry looks concerned, the Queen does not look fazed by the clip and merely states: ‘Oh really? Please.'” One of the soldiers said “Boom!” and if you listen carefully, you might just be able to hear the Queen say the word back to the Americans. Or does she?
President and Mrs. Obama saw Prince Harry in London last week, when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge invited them all for an informal dinner at Kensington Palace – with a bonus (and adorable!) appearance from Prince George. The President and the First Lady also had lunch with the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle, in what will probably be their last official overseas tour. Harry will travel to Orlando next week where he will prepare for the games and support the British teams.
Said by Prince Harry to be his “passion,” the Invictus Games “are for injured, sick or wounded military personnel and veterans. The ethos of Invictus is to highlight the incredible effect sport has to inspire and help the recovery of servicemen and women who have been injured whilst serving their country.” The games were first held in London in 2014 and have the support of other members of the royal family, such as Prince William, Prince Charles, and the Duchess of Cambridge.
“Prince Harry is already thinking ahead to his competition’s third installment,” writes E! News.
“I always hoped the Invictus story would continue after the London games…And having seen so many new people benefit from their journey to Orlando this year, I definitely didn’t want it to end here. So today, I am absolutely delighted to announce that the Invictus legacy will continue when Toronto hosts the third Invictus Games in September 2017.”
The Paralympics-style Invictus Games “involves wounded and ill military servicemen and women from 15 countries.” Harry has been talking about little else but the Games recently, even controversially telling a British radio show that the contestants should “‘go and kick life’s a**e.'”
Ever the cheeky younger brother, Prince Harry has a delightfully close bond with Prince William as well as the Duchess of Cambridge. The three recently starred in another short video to launch a mental health awareness campaign, “Heads Together.” As reported by the Inquisitr, that video was just as funny as today’s effort, if a little less formal.
It’s great to see the Queen’s sense of humor, and Prince Harry’s obvious adoration of his granny. We look forward to more funny clips in the future, please!
The Invictus Games takes place in Orlando from May 8 and May 12.
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