Prince Harry and the Obamas have been having an online war and we are the real winners
It might be the most high-powered Twitter war of all-time. It’s certainly one of the most entertaining…ICYMI, our favorite British prince is involved in a high-spirited online battle with our President and First Lady, and it’s giving us heart eyes for life.
In late 2014, Prince Harry created the Invictus Games, an international Paralympic-style athletic event for wounded veterans (and we love him for it!). The Invictus Games have become a huge deal, and they’re obviously near and dear to Harry’s heart, especially since he’s a former soldier himself. The 2016 Games are set to take place in Orlando, Florida, in May, and apparently, Harry recently told the Obamas that the U.S. athletes better be prepared to “bring it.” We’re not sure when this happened, but we’re guessing it might have been when the FLOTUS and POTUS went to England a week ago for the Queen’s 90th birthday. (Because that’s the kind of thing that goes down at royal b-day parties, right?)
The online flame war got started when the Obamas returned stateside and Michelle Obama tweeted the following video, in which she tells Prince Harry to “be careful what you wish for” and includes a super official looking mic drop:
Prince Harry immediately took to the official Kensington Palace Twitter account to respond. (And the whole world would like to thank Michelle Obama for getting Harry himself on Twitter. Seriously, THANK YOU!)
Then he tweeted again, indicating that he indeed had something up his royal sleeve:
But he saved the best for last when he posted his own mic drop video guest starring his “gran,” who, you know, just happens to be the Queen of England. NBD.
Oh, how we love us some royal smack talk! And might we say, we love the idea that Prince Harry and Michelle Obama are texting buddies. So. Much. Awesome.
Now the rest of Twitter is joining in the fray (as it is wont to do), and the tweets are cracking us up.
At the risk of sounding unpatriotic, we’re giving this round to Prince Harry, because…well…@blondeafro says it best:
Your move, Obamas.