Barack Obama and Prince Harry have long enjoyed one of our favourite celebrity bromances – not only do they share a similar charitable outlook on life, the duo are also forever poking fun at each other.
So when it emerged that Harry was set to interview Obama, we were beyond excited. Overnight, the BBC aired the TV special, and it contains some of the best one-liners ever.
At one point, Harry manages to get Obama to spill who his favourite royal is (Prince William, much to Harry’s chagrin) and also which TV show is his favourite: Suits, or The Good Wife?
Finally showing some loyalty towards Harry, Obama replies, "Suits, obviously," referring to Meghan Markle’s TV show.
Jokes aside, the rest of the interview contains a fascinating insight into Obama’s feelings about the current political climate, including what he thinks of Donald Trump’s excessive tweeting.
“One of the dangers of the internet is that people can have entirely different realities. They can be cocooned in information that reinforces their current biases,” Obama says carefully, without ever directly naming Trump.
“The question has to do with how do we harness this technology in a way that allows a multiplicity of voices, allows a diversity of views, but doesn’t lead to a Balkanization of society and allows ways of finding common ground."
Barack also mentions his relationship with wife Michelle, saying he feels grateful she was by his side throughout his Presidency.
“The first thing that went through my mind (at Donald Trump’s inauguration) was sitting across from Michelle, how thankful I was that she had been my partner through that whole process,” he says with a nod to Harry. “You've gotten to know Michelle quite well, and she is a spectacular, funny, warm person. She is not someone who was naturally inclined to politics, so in some ways, despite the fact that I think she was as good a first lady as I think there's ever been."
As for his plans now, its clear Barack Obama is still trying to ensure the world is a better place for future generations to come.
“I still care about making sure that the United States and the world is a place where kids get a decent education. Where people who are willing to work hard are able to find a job that pays a living wage. That we’re conserving the amazing resources of our planet so that future generations can enjoy the beauty of this place. Like we did.”
This article originally appeared on marieclaire.com.au