UK, US royals in riposte for a worthy cause
There is a social media feud brewing between US first couple the Obamas and Britain’s Prince Harry – and the prince has brought his grandmother, the queen, into the fray.
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle posted a video on Twitter challenging the prince to the 2016 Invictus Games, an international athletics competition that Harry founded for injured war veterans. The event will be hosted in Orlando, Florida, next month.
“Hey, Prince Harry. Remember when you told us to bring it at the Invictus Games?” the First Lady asks in the video. Obama adds: “Careful what you wish for.” Behind them a man imitates dropping a microphone and says: “Boom!”
On Friday, the British royals retaliated through a new video, posted on the official Twitter account of Kensington Palace.
The short clip shows Prince Harry on a sofa next to his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth. He receives a notification on his smartphone and tells her: “It’s Michelle [Obama] – how amusing.”
After watching the message from the Obamas, the 90-year-old queen, who appears to be giggling, says: “Boom – really? Please.”
US women’s blog Jezebel had this to say: “She [Queen Elizabeth] appears to be having a genuinely good time squaring off with the president and first lady of the United States for the entertainment of the social media masses. I love this fake feud. This fake feud is wonderful.”
– Staff reporter