Prince Harry edits Radio 4's Today: Obama and Charles interviewed

Politicians, and others in positions of power, should stop corroding civil discourse and seek to unify society, the former USA president Barack Obama said in a rare interview conducted by Prince Harry for BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

Despite admitting concern over the future of the US, Obama, who did not mention his successor Donald Trump by name, said he felt a sense of "serenity" on leaving the White House.

The vexed issue came up when Harry appeared as guest editor on BBC Radio 4's flagship morning program, Today, on Wednesday.

"The question", he argued, "really 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 Balkanisation of our society but rather continues to promote ways of finding common ground, and I'm not sure government can legislate that".

Former President Barack Obama thinks leaders need to be careful about how they use social media.

He commented: "It is harder to be as obnoxious and cruel in person as people can be anonymously on the internet".

Although Obama didn't have time to finish everything he wanted to do, the former president believed his administration still ran a good race.

"All of us in leadership have to find ways in which we can recreate a common space on the Internet", Obama said.

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Despite the warning, Obama also credited social media platforms with his electoral success.

The programme also featured an audio diary recorded by Prince Harry in Toronto at the Invictus Games, the Paralympic-style competition for injured service personnel he launched in 2014.

And, perhaps even more significantly, who won't be invited?

On his life now, the former president said, "It is wonderful to be able to control your day".

The final question from Prince Harry, however, did get a response.

"Together we had an fantastic time and great fun, staying with my brother and sister-in-law and running around with the kids".

But while it seems like a given for the Obamas to be invited to Prince Harry's upcoming wedding to Meghan Markle in May, according to reports they may end up getting snubbed to avoid an outright diplomatic crisis. He and his wife, Catherine, had two receptions in Buckingham Palace: a traditional lunch for over 600 guests, which was hosted by the Queen and included dignitaries and officials, and a more intimate evening party for roughly 300 friends and family.

"We haven't put the invites or the guest list together yet, so who knows whether he's going to be invited or not", Harry replied. "It depends on how good the burger it is, but I like a good burger", he told Prince Harry.

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