Barack Obama has been interviewed by everyone from Barbara Walters to “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert, but for the first time he’ll sit down to chat with a member of Britain’s royal family when the former U.S. president is interviewed by Prince Harry for a special BBC radio presentation to mark the holidays.
The interview, notes BBC News, is part of the prince’s guest editorship of BBC Radio 4’s “Today” show, with the interview taped in Toronto back in September during the Invictus Games.
In a sneak peek of the upcoming interview (above), Harry and Obama are seen getting ready for the interview, with the former president joking, “Do I need a British accent?”
Harry jokes right back, telling his interviewee that if he takes long pauses between answers he’s likely to get “the face,” which he demonstrates by taking on a serious, sombre expression, which led Obama to agree: “I don’t want to see that face.”
Harry adds: “You’re excited about this, I’m nervous about this, that’s what’s quite funny.”
Obama replies: “I’ll interview you if you want,” but Harry prefers to stick with the plan: “No, no, let’s keep it this way.”
Prince Harry’s interview with President Obama is scheduled to air on Dec. 27.
Here’s how the Twittersphere reacted to this sneak peek of the upcoming interview: