Michelle Obama is just like us: she shops at Target, and she’s got a soft spot for Prince Harry.
On Sunday night, FLOTUS joined the British royal, along with a few of his famous friends, like Morgan Freeman and former President George W. Bush, in Orlando, Fla., at the launch of his Invictus Games for wounded veterans. And Obama apparently couldn’t resist joining in the collective swoon for the famously eligible 31-year-old His Royal Highness, known for melting hearts around the globe.
“It is truly an honor to be here tonight to help kick off this year’s Invictus Games,” she said of the sporting event that runs through this week. “I want to, of course, start by thanking Prince Harry for his outstanding leadership and for bringing the Invictus Games here to Orlando. He is truly our Prince Charming.”
The two also appeared on “Good Morning America” on Monday for a joint interview with host Robin Roberts, engaging in some friendly banter over the competition — and the mission of the games, which aligns with the first lady’s Joining Forces initiative for veterans returning to the workplace. The two laughed about their dueling videos promoting the games.
Michelle Obama posted one last month in which she and President Obama playfully taunt the Brits: “Prince Harry, remember when you told us to ‘bring it’ at the Invictus Games?” the first lady asked. “Careful what you wish for,” the president says.
Prince Harry responded with his own, enlisting his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth to appear with him. In their video, the royals watch the Obamas’ challenge, and the queen responds with a smile. “Oh really? Please!” she says dismissively, as Prince Harry mimes dropping a mic.
And the last time Obama and Prince Harry met on U.S. soil was when the royal visited Washington on Invictus Games-related business. The first lady introduced the prince with another nod to his most-eligible-royal status “All right, ladies, Prince Harry is here! Don’t act like you don’t notice!”
Talk about a “special relationship.”