While his scandal-ridden successor has been in Italy attending his first G7 summit, Barack Obama re-emerged on the world stage this week, travelling to Berlin, where he met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Archbishop of Canterbury, and then playing a round of golf in Scotland.
On Saturday, the former U.S. president was in London, where he visited Kensington Palace and met with Prince Harry.
“Prince Harry hosted former US President Barack Obama at Kensington Palace today,” reads a statement from the palace, shared via Twitter.
“They discussed support for veterans, mental health, conservation, empowering young people and the work of their respective foundations,” the statement continues. “Barack Obama also offered his condolences to the victims of the Manchester attack and those recovering from injuries.”
Following their meeting, Kensington Palace’s Twitter feed issued a post about the meeting, featuring Harry posing next to a beaming Obama.
Obama issued his own tweet, commenting on their meeting. “Good to see my friend Prince Harry in London to discuss the work of our foundations & offer condolences to victims of the Manchester attack,” he wrote.
The two-term president and former First Lady Michelle Obama have enjoyed a close relationship with the new generation of British royals, and that relationship is clearly continuing now that he’s no longer in the Oval Office.
“The three of them have built up a relationship with the [now former] president and first lady over the years,” a source told People.