UK, US roy­als in ri­poste for a wor­thy cause

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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

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