When Harry Met Barry: Prince Harry & Pres. Obama chilled out in Toronto

Royal attendance at Wheelchair Basketball

This is just a post so we can enjoy one good thing this weekend. On Friday, Prince Harry attended the wheelchair basketball final at the Invictus Games. He was joined by some good friends: President Obama, Dr. Jill Biden and Ol’ Handsome Joe Biden. The Bidens and the Obamas were big supporters of the Invictus Games at their inception (especially since Harry based the games on the American Warrior Games), and all of them have a history of enjoying each other’s company. Alas, Michelle Obama wasn’t there to delightfully flirt with Harry, but Barry sat beside Harry throughout the basketball game and they appeared to be having the time of their lives.

A student named Hayley Stover was seated close enough to eavesdrop on Barry and Harry’s conversation, and Hayley claims that Barry asked Harry about Meghan Markle: “Obama asked about Meghan and Harry let him know she had been to watch the tennis with him. He asked if she was enjoying the Games and Harry was really smiling as he said yes. He looked so happy. It was cute. Obama also asked about her filming the TV series Suits and how it was going. Harry asked Obama about his wife Michelle and how she was doing. Then he said, ‘Send my love to Michelle’.” OH MY GOD. I would pay actual money to hear Harry tell Barry “send my love to Michelle.” I think Harry sort of idealizes Michelle as the kind of princess-bride he’d like to marry. Why couldn’t Michelle join her ginger friend?!?!

Anyway, please just enjoy these photos because the world is sh-t and a fat fascist bigot has taken over the White House. Staring at these photos for a few minutes will make you feel a bit better.

Royal attendance at Wheelchair Basketball

Royal attendance at Wheelchair Basketball

Royal attendance at Wheelchair Basketball

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. emma33 says:

    I think it says good things about Harry that both the Obamas seem to genuinely enjoy his company, (because I don’t think either of them suffer fools gladly)!

    • Nicole says:

      I agree. Honestly the Obamas seem to like all of the Royals or at least the ones they’ve met. The Queen, Harry, Will and Kate and George all seem to have had good experiences with them. The Obamas have good judge of character so it says that they at least have good hearts and minds.
      Anyways Harry looks relaxed and happy so good for him

      • homeslice says:

        The Obamas are just good people period. What decent person would not like them and admire them?

        Come back, Barack, come back…Miss this guy so freakin bad!

    • Megan says:

      These photos are breaking my heart. They are a bittersweet reminder of what we have lost.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I get sad too, because we’ve fallen so far so fast.

        I don’t think he’s given up yet, neither should we. He appealed to the American people’s “better angels”, and I’ve got to believe the inclination to work together towards the greater good is still there in our people. They might not get top billing right now, but those hearts are still there.

  2. suze says:

    I know most people will go nuts over the little kiss on the Sparkle cheek, but this is the romance I came to see.

    Harry did a great job with the Invictus Games. Kudos to him, and credit where it is due.

    Plus, maybe I am just roiling from all the “Lets criticize all the brown people” dialogue that has been coming from the executive branch lately, but it’s good to see Harry easily and happily interacting with our first black president, and his girlfriend’s mother casually hanging out with him at the games. That is how to set an example.

    The world has changed and who would have thought the Great Republic would lag behind the royal family? SMH.

    • TeamAwesome says:

      I came to THIS post first, not the kiss, because Harry+Barry give me life.

      • grabbyhands says:

        Pretty much Barry and ANYBODY gives me life because you see how demeanors completely change when people are in his presence versus the orange f*cktard.

        I love seeing it because then I imagine 45 seeing it and getting angry and pounding his fists on a table like an infant and requiring an extra scoop of ice cream and at least three examples of someone having said something nice about him in order to calm down.

        Of course, after that I become sad and sometimes I have to lie down.

      • Nicole says:

        Grabby I agree. Everyone loves Barry (except horrible people). Even those that did not like his politics would say he’s a great person.

  3. Shijel says:

    Harry’s lost a lot of his luster over the past few months, but I suppose that among the rotten blue bloods he’s still the least terrible. And so I like reading this article.

    American and British politics are the politics of the world, my shitty little bomb crater of a country won’t ever have a voice in the world other than “please don’t throw us to the wolves to slow them down”, and that’ll always go ignored.

    But it’s just damned nice to see Big People being somewhat ok and not tweeting up a f-cking firestorm. Establishes a (however false) sense of normalcy in a world gone titties up, you know? So yeah, I’m enjoying these photos, thanks, K.

    • Enough Already says:

      Where do you reside?
      Your comment is sad, succinct, hilarious and true all at the same time. You should def blog.

    • CynicalAnn says:

      If you’ve actually read anything about the Invictus Games or seen Harry in action there, i would think you’d revise your “lost his luster” opinion.

      • TheOriginalMia says:

        Yeah, I don’t get that either. The only people I see saying stuff like this online, hate Meghan. They think his judgement is lacking because he’s dared to fall in love with her. I don’t see any change in Harry, but to each his own.

      • Enough Already says:

        With all due respect Shijel said absolutely nothing about Harry’s relationship, much less hinting that she’s one of those people who can barely disguise their bigotry over the woman he has fallen in love with. I took Shijel’s statement more to mean that geopolitically the playing field is never even unless you are a first world nation and she would be correct in this. As for her statement about Harry losing his luster, all you have to do is read the comments about Harry’s perceived whining about his royal duties to see that Shijel is hardly alone in her criticism. Not approving of everything Harry says and does does not make one a hater or a de facto racist and we shouldn’t read things into every comment. Besides, she seemed to be saying that she is gladdened/encouraged with Harry’s goings on lately, especially since everything is so bleak these days.

      • Shijel says:

        Thank you, EA. I have no problem with Harry’s personal life at all, but I do get bitter about very privileged people who shirk their duties to the people when they themselves already have so much that the little people never have.

        Invictus games are just a drop in the bottom of a very large, very empty bucket. He could do more. All of these people could do more. They’ve earned the criticism, even if I generally like them.

    • Valois says:

      I think British politics is the politics of the world due to the language only, but I don’t think UK is the power player some people make it out to be. Not without the EU.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Not anymore and that is what makes me a little sad for the UK because it seems like an old elegant previously vibrant woman who is settling into her twilight. From an empire to isolation. Nigel Farage did Putin’s work, and I can’t see how Brexit will be anything good for British.
        A man I met once told me that the EU would be stronger without Britain because they brought nothing to the table, he is German, but I didn’t understand him then, and I don’t get it now, but he got his wish I guess.

      • Enough Already says:

        Magnoliarose
        I’m a bit of an Anglophile so I’m trying to keep hope in my heart. But yeah, tough tough times on both sides of the pond.

    • Shijel says:

      Whoa whoa WHOA what’s happening here in the comments?

      I am very happy that they are in love, and impressed too because I get the feeling that the royal family is NOT a fan of Meghan. What I meant was that in the geopolitical sense, sh-t’s going down, and I worry about it every day, so simple fotos like these are very mood-lifting in their normalness.

      If it’s my comment about harry losing his luster, it’s because, like Enough Already said, him being a crybaby about his royal duties just like Will and Kate, and I was really disappointed about it.

  4. Jb says:

    Michelle would have been a distraction and we all know it! But it was beautiful to have these photos to enjoy. Made my weekend!!

    • Royalsparkle says:

      +100
      @EA and thread

      Present co of former U S Pres seem political and potential Kng Henry Sparkle is Not instead is a Royal. Happy didnt stay – former VP somehow seem more appropriate as his son was a servicemember.

      With the horror in the news the go to joy and lift is Prince Henry Meg Sparkle world – a break from past days sadness.

  5. Lightpurple says:

    Envious of the great time Jill Biden must have had.

  6. Abs says:

    Michelle and Barack will so be at the wedding. I love how Harry has a friendly relationship with the Obamas, they both always seem to enjoy his company.

    • suze says:

      It’s not likely to happen, but if Barack, MIchelle, Jill and Joe all were invited to Harry’s wedding, I would take the day off work just to watch arrivals. It would make me so happy.

      However, I am not holding my breath for any of that.

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      C’mon, wouldn’t just Michelle go? Special friendship and all.

      • suze says:

        It is probably more likely that Michelle would go if an invitation were extended. Usually the spouses fly solo at these things. Nancy Reagan went to both Chuck and Di’s and Andrew’s weddings, IIRC. It’s not a state occasion, but there is still some political overtone to attending a royal wedding that an ex-president might want to avoid

      • BearcatLawyer says:

        Nancy Reagan was First Lady for both royal weddings she attended. Barack and Michelle are private citizens now and probably will attend if invited.

  7. IlsaLund says:

    Thank you Kaiser for providing this ray of sunshine. It was just what was needed to counteract the stench and hate flowing from the White House. A beautiful reminder of real adults….made my weekend.

  8. MellyMel says:

    Honestly, I’m looking at these pictures and pretending for a second that Barry and Uncle Joe are still in the White House. I’m gonna go cry now…

    • Liz says:

      Me, too!!! Me, too!!!

    • Pandora says:

      I cried for real. I am so embarrassed for the current government and miss being proud of the President.

    • adastraperaspera says:

      I tend to think that Joe is going to run for prez. Even if he doesn’t, I get the feeling he would like to clean Trump’s clock one way or another.

  9. Ankhel says:

    I love how Obama was trying to discreetly sniff out deets on Meghan, haha.

  10. Tania says:

    This was life affirming. Thank you Kaiser.

  11. Merritt says:

    I miss Obama so much. IG was the gift that kept on giving.

  12. Who ARE These People? says:

    Obama’s going grey!

  13. swak says:

    I love how comfortable they are with each other!

  14. Alexandria says:

    And if Justin T were there with Harry and Barry, the Dotard would explode.

  15. ArchieGoodwin says:

    Thank you for the amazing pictures today.

    I love knowing THIS is what trump wants, and will never get. He hates Obama is so well loved. I love knowing he hates it.

    **gloating away on this fine Sunday***

  16. Poorellensmith says:

    Like everyone else here, these photos are giving me new life.

    But what I really want to say, and it breaks my heart to do it, is that it is utterly irresponsible and hypocritical to refer to Trump as fat. Whether or not you personally consider that asshole to be fat, using that word as an insult instead of just a basic descriptive word is buying in to fat phobia. And it’s ultra disappointing to see it here, particularly because of all the (totally right on) criticism of him for being obsessed with people’s appearance and for being a bigot. I know some people on Twitter have said it and I’m guessing that’s why it was repeated in this post. But that’s not an excuse.

    Trump is a fascist. He is a bigot. He’s a moron and a white-supremacist and a hypocrite and a misogynist and a narcissist and an utter failure as a president and a human being. All of this is true — say it loud and proud. But all of this would be exactly the same if he was 50lbs lighter.

    In other words, he’s not worthless because he’s fat; he’s worthless because he’s worthless. On behalf of all awesome fat people, let’s not confuse the topic.

    • Robin says:

      “Fat phobia”?

      Seriously???!

      • Ourobo says:

        “Fat phobia”?
        Also, he is fat. Like, he is overweight. We know this.
        He is fat because he eats terrible food.
        He is also fat because he believes humans have finite amount of energy and doesn’t want to waste it.
        It also doesn’t help that he simply will not walk for distances over two blocks or so.
        He’s never going to set a good example, so why not make him a warning?

        No one believes he’s hated because of his weight. He’s fat AND a terrible human.

    • Shijel says:

      My friend, nothing wrong with fat or being fat. But this is a man who has weaponised fat, who has insulted people (women!) for being fat. This man thinks fat is disgusting, it’s a weapon. And he’s fat. So if it’s a weapon, it best be turned against him. I’m fat (thanks, antidepressants and a sudden 30lbs weight gain) but I take no offense. Fat is not a bad thing for me, but it’s a sin for him, and if it can be turned against him, then f-ck it, do it.

      • magnoliarose says:

        It is only directed at him since he uses it to shame women and acts like it is a crime so he is a special case and there are no insults off limits for him as far as I am concerned.

        He has never had a fit, sexy male model body, but he expects it from women. Tangerine 45 is a fat a-hole and has big balls of fat where his brain and heart should be. He has a fat butt and a big old fat stomach and fat thighs and fat birthing hips. He is a human sausage full of FAT!

        Only him though.

  17. TheOriginalMia says:

    I choose to believe the overheard convo because I totally believe the President would inquire about Meghan. He’s that type of guy and they have that type of relationship. I can’t wait for the wedding. I hope the Obamas are able to attend the wedding.

  18. Bxhal says:

    Thank you for this.

  19. Betsy says:

    Thanks Kaiser. It’s a real treat to see adults acting like adults, and everything where it should be in the cupboards, you know?

  20. Combat Vet's Girl says:

    You guys really believe that conversation the “student” overheard was real? LOL ok…

    • Ourobo says:

      LOL it’s some of the worst Meghan Harry fan-fic I’ve read around here, and that’s saying something.
      I can only imagine if they’d let this “source” continue.
      “Then they discussed their mutual love for Obama/Trudeau slash-fic. Then Obama asked which shampoo Meghan uses, because her hair is so shiny like a pretty princess. Then they talked about the new legislation the Queen is thinking about introducing to make Harry king, not that boring Charles or bad man, William, or the kids because who cares.”

      • suze says:

        I know. I think Harry and Meghan are a cute couple, but some of the projection about these two on this site have gone into insanity.

      • minx says:

        Thank you for a welcome reality check. I’m sure Hayley overheard just everything (eyeroll).

      • Ourobo says:

        SUZE – the “Harry should be King! I hope that somehow happens!!” stuff is especially sick. Whatever little weird daydreams these people want to have, I think they should avoid the ones that imply the death of three children.

  21. greenteaandrosehip says:

    These photos brought actual tears to my eyes, which makes me realize what a toll the news is taking on me everyday.

  22. L says:

    Wait, has anyone considered that Barry & Michelle introduced these two?! I’ve heard it said friends introduced them. Hmmm…..