President Obama & Michelle Are Feuding With Prince Harry On Twitter, But Don't Freak Out Just Yet
In the most adorable way, POTUS and FLOTUS started a fake Twitter feud with the British Royal Family. But it was all in good fun: Michelle and President Obama wanted to create friendly competition with the British monarchy ahead of the 2016 Invictus Games, an annual event that uses rehabilitative sports to help wounded warriors. Everyone loves a good Twitter fight — especially the January Kanye West/Wiz Khalifa feud — but the one started by POTUS and FLOTUS was great because it was all a joke. Prince Harry began hosting the Invictus Games in London in 2014 after he saw the power of sports in helping people who have been wounded in war, physically, socially, and psychologically.
So this year, in an attempt to get more people involved with the event, FLOTUS sent out a tweet to the Royal Family ensuring that she and President Obama would be bringing their A-game to the Invictus Games.
"Hey, Prince Harry. Remember when you told us to bring it at the Invictus Games?" Michelle asked in her best fake-threatening tone. "Careful what you wish for!” President Obama chimed in immediately after. In the video, POTUS and FLOTUS are backed up by a service men and women who look ready to take on the U.K. teams in the May 8 Invictus Games.
Less than 30 minutes after POTUS and FLOTUS sent their message to the Royal Family (@KensingtonPalace), Prince Harry personally responded via Twitter. Prince Harry's tweet proved that he and the rest of the Royal Family are fun enough to join in the fake Twitter feud — and to accept the challenge of competing against our President and First Lady at the Invictus Games. "You can dish it out, but can you take it?" Prince Harry asked of POTUS and FLOTUS' challenge.
But the "feud" didn't end there; in his own video released a couple hours after the original FLOTUS message, Prince Harry called in the Queen for backup. That's right: Queen Elizabeth II joined in the Twitter feud with Prince Harry and she was easily the cutest part of all of this.
When Obama told them, "Careful what you wish for," Queen Elizabeth aptly responded, "Oh, really? Please." The Royal Family just got a lot sassier thanks to the Queen. *cue hair flip*
Since he was first introduced to the U.S. Warrior Games in 2013, Prince Harry has been dedicated to helping the cause. In an interview with WFTV9, an ABC affiliate in Orlando, Florida, Prince Harry talked about his inspiration for hosting the Invictus Games. "I saw sport take a hugely important part in the rehabilitation and the recovery process of all these individuals," Prince Harry said during his interview.
Disney World was Prince Harry's reason for hosting the games in Orlando this year. Apparently, Price Harry loves Disney World, and in his interview he said he wants to give all of the competitors and their families a chance to experience it.
The Invictus Games website explains who the competitors are and it proves that the wounded warriors come from all walks of live:
The Invictus Games competitors are the men and women who have come face-to-face with the reality of making a sacrifice for their countries. They are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, husbands and wives, who put their lives on the line and suffered life-changing injuries. These people are the embodiment of everything for which the Invictus Games stand.
The best part after the POTUS/FLOTUS/British Royal Family fake Twitter feud was when fans of the Royal Family started freaking out that Prince Harry actually tweeted and when the Queen joined in.
May the odds be ever in POTUS and FLOTUS' favor.