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The Obamas Just Congratulated Prince Harry & Meghan Markle on Their Engagement!

Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have sent their congratulations to Prince Harry on his engagement to actress and activist Meghan Markle!

“Michelle and I are delighted to congratulate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their engagement. We wish you a lifetime of joy and happiness together,” Barack wrote in a tweet on Monday afternoon (November 27).

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Harry has had a great relationship with the Obamas over the years and they have teamed up on several causes, including the Invictus Games.

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Prince Harry Calls His Mom Princess Diana His 'Ideal Role Model'

Prince Harry is lending his support for the Inaugural Obama Foundation Summit on Tuesday (October 31) in Chicago, Ill.

The 33-year-old royal joined former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama where he hit the stage where he shared how he’s using his royal position to help others.

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also spoke about his late mother Princess Diana and how she helped impact the world.

“I think she had a lot in common with everybody but also she certainly listened in a very, very short space of time,” Prince Harry said. “In society we suffer from this illusion or this reality where some problems get so big that nobody wants to get involved. She was the one that changed that. I will always look up to her as being my ideal role model.”

10+ pictures inside of Prince Harry and the Obamas at the event…More Here! »

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Lady Gaga Makes Surprise Appearance at Benefit Concert with 5 Former Presidents

Lady Gaga makes a surprise appearance to perform on stage at the Deep From the Heart: The One America Appeal concert to raise money for hurricane relief efforts.

The concert, which took place on Saturday (October 21) in College Station, Texas, also featured all five of the living former Presidents, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter.

“Nothing more beautiful than everyone putting their differences aside to help humanity in the face of catastrophe. #OneAmericaAppeal” Lady Gaga tweeted, along with a photo of her with the former Presidents.

The organizers of the event announced that they had raised $31 million from more than 80,000 donors.

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Barack Obama Issues Statement in Response to Harvey Weinstein Scandal

Former President Barack Obama is speaking out about Harvey Weinstein‘s ongoing sexual harassment scandal, which has already cost the film producer his job and his wife.

Michelle and I have been disgusted by the recent reports of Harvey Weinstein. Any man who demeans and degrades women in such fashion needs to be condemned and held accountable, regardless of wealth or status,” Barack said in a statement.

“We should celebrate the courage of women who have come forward to tell these painful stories. And we all need to build a culture, including by empowering our girls and teaching our boys decency and respect, so we can make such behavior less prevalent in the future.

Harvey was a significant fundraiser and donor to Barack‘s campaigns. Malia Obama also did an internship at the Weinstein Company in New York earlier this year.

Barack Obama & Prince Harry Cheer on Wheelchair Basketball at Invictus Games!

Barack Obama and Prince Harry looked like they were having a blast at the Invictus Games!

The duo stopped by a wheelchair basketball match between the United States and France on Friday afternoon (September 29) in Toronto, Canada.

They were also joined by Joe Biden and his wife Jill.

After the event, Barack took to his Twitter to share how proud he was of Team USA, who won the match.

“Proud to cheer on Team USA at the Invictus Games today with my friend Joe. You represent the best of our country,” Barack wrote.

Congratulations Team USA!

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Niall Horan Says the Obamas Always Visited One Direction on Tour: 'They Were Lovely'

Niall Horan strikes a pose on one of ShortList‘s 10th Anniversary Collectors’ Edition covers!

Here’s what the 24-year-old “Too Much To Ask” singer had to share with the mag:

On his relationship with the Obamas: “I’d always get a kiss and a hug from Michelle Obama. We [One Direction] would always play Washington on tour, and the Obamas would visit. They would come in these huge convoys with thick, bulletproof windows. I can’t imagine living like that, but they were lovely.”

On what he misses most about Ireland: “The thing I miss most about home is Irish ignorance. My mum said to me yesterday, ‘The world we work in is not necessarily normal, and that’s why people are obsessed by celebrities.’ Back home, a lot of people don’t get the references of people I’ve met, or places I’ve been. I miss the days when I didn’t know much more than what was in my hometown, and the innocence of that.”

To see the rest of the 10th anniversary covers, head to ShortList.com.

Also pictured inside: Niall leaving the The Belmont on Thursday night (September 28) in West Hollywood, Calif.

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