Many royal watchers were delighted when U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama met the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s son Prince George during their recent London visit. The U.S. first lady has revealed in an interview a cute and funny moment that involved both Prince George and Prince Harry.
Parents would know that children can be very outspoken and at times, these moments can result in embarrassing situations. Prince Harry recently had the same experience when his 2-year-old nephew Prince George asked him a question during the formal dinner with the Obamas and Prince William and Kate Middleton. The revelation was made by the U.S. First Lady Obama during a joint interview with Prince Harry for ABC’s Good Morning America show, Mirror reported.
In the said interview, the U.S. first lady recounted how Prince George questioned why his uncle Prince Harry was so well-behaved during the royal dinner held at Kensington Palace. "He said, 'Uncle Harry, why are you so quiet? Why are you so quiet?'" she shared. The question appears to have left Prince Harry red-faced during the event. The 31-year-old prince commented during the interview that the moment was “so embarrassing” for him.
Prince Harry explained that he usually adopts a playful approach when dealing with his active nephew. “I'm normally throwing him around the room and stuff,” he stated. Prince William’s younger brother also mentioned that he was on his “best behavior” during the royal dinner, which may have prompted Prince George to ask why he was “so quiet.”
Meanwhile, apart from talking about the royal dinner, both Prince Harry and U.S. First Lady Obama spoke of the Invictus Games and how it has helped to address the issue of mental health among military personnel, People magazine reported. The first lady stated the importance to help “destigmatize” mental health so that “people feel the support to go out and get the support they need." She also commended retired military personnel and veterans and described them as “some of the best citizens that you’ll find.”
Prince Harry also seconded the U.S. first lady’s comments and mentioned that for retired or former military personnel, being able to wear the national flag again “is such a massive thing.” He also recounted his life as a soldier and shared how being “amongst these guys” has given him “a sort of purpose in life.”