NEWS

Prince Harry's Invictus Games 2016 Video With The Queen And The Obamas Might Break The Internet

29/04/2016 16:30 | Updated 29 April 2016

Prince Harry and the Obamas have been engaging in some high level trash talking ahead of the Invictus Games in Florida this year – and even the Queen is getting involved.

The exchange began on Friday with Michelle Obama tweeting the Royals with the challenge: “Hey, @KensingtonRoyal! Are you ready for @InvictusOrlando? Game on.”

It was accompanied by a video clip of the First Lady and the President where Mrs Obama addresses the camera: “Hey, Prince Harry, remember when you told us to ‘bring it’ at the Invictus Games?”

Mr Obama points an accusing finger at the camera, instructing him: “Careful what you wish for,” while a uniformed aide backs up the challenge with a sweeping hand gesture and the utterance “Boom.”

Prince Harry was quick off the mark, responding: “Wow @FLOTUS and @POTUS, some @weareinvictus fighting talk there! You can dish it out, but can you take it? - H.”

Sounding a little less sure of himself, he added: ".@FLOTUS @POTUS How on Earth am I going to top that? H."

The young Royal came good however, following up with the intriguing message: “Unfortunately for you @FLOTUS and @POTUS I wasn't alone when you sent me that video - H.”

A video response duly emerged from the Kensington Palace twitter account, sharing a mic drop to end all mic drops forever.  

In a warming scene, the Prince is seen showing the Queen a leaflet featuring participants in last year's games. 

Perched on the sofa in front of a roaring fire, Her Majesty nods along indulgently as her grandson points out athletes.

The pair are interrupted from their reverie by Harry’s mobile phone – to the tune of Hail to the Chief of course. "Oh, it's Michelle," he murmurs. 

Kensington Royal
That's fighting talk: The Obamas delivered a direct challenge to Prince Harry on Friday 

The Prince plays the Obama's video challenge to the Queen, to which she smiles wryly, and exclaims: “Oh really, please!”

Harry then turns to the camera, uttering his own "boom" and expansive hand gesture. 

Game on indeed.  

Kensington Royal
One has dropped the mic
Kensington Royal
.

The Prince, who is patron and founder of the Invictus Games Foundation, recently announced the USA had taken up the challenge of hosting the next event in Orlando from 8 - 12 May. 

He said: "I am absolutely delighted that the United States has taken up that challenge and will host the next Invictus Games in 2016. I have no doubt that the USA will set the bar even higher than London did and put on a great show." 

Suggest a correction
Comments

CONVERSATIONS