Barack Obama jokes that Prince George's robe was a 'clear breach of protocol'

Barack Obama made for a fun White House Correspondents' dinner on Saturday (Apr. 30) by giving one of the most entertaining speeches of his tenure. Among other topics, the US President joked about Prince George wearing his dressing gown to greet him at Kensington Palace, feigning offence at the little prince's attire and calling it a "breach of protocol."


Addressing the crowd at the dinner, which included famous faces such as Emma Watson, Kerry Washington and Tom Hiddleston, the President spoke about the upcoming end of his final ever term as President, and joked that Prince George's adorable bedtime attire was an intentional slight.


Barack Obmaa
Barack joked about his meeting with Prince George

"It's not just Congress. Even some foreign leaders, they've been looking ahead, anticipating my departure. Last week, Prince George showed up to our meeting in his bathrobe. That was a slap in the face. A clear breach of protocol," the President deadpanned.

The adorable bathrobe, in which George's name was embroidered, has become a smash hit with parents everywhere, selling out from online site My 1st Years minutes after the photos of Obama meeting the Prince were first released.

Founder Daniel Price spoke about the royal baby effort, saying: "We are thrilled that Prince George chose to wear our robe when meeting President Obama at Kensington Palace.

"Our website sales for the garment were up by 750 per cent on the Saturday after the photos were released, and it sold out pretty much immediately. At peak, we were selling a robe every second, and 50 per cent of the orders were made in the USA."

Barack Obama crouched down to meet Prince George
Prince George's adorable dressing gown sold out in minutes

The President also spoke fondly about his time in England in April and the 54-year-old has enjoyed bantering with Prince Harry regarding the Invictus Games. Appearing in a short video, Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama tell the Prince to "be careful what you wish for", while the soldiers stood behind them begin making faces.

Prince Harry hilariously responded to the video by posting his own in which he shows Queen Elizabeththeir video who laughs and says "oh really? Please!" while Harry smiles cheekily at the camera.

Don't miss a beat with HELLO! Canada's Daily Hits newsletter, your daily dose of royal and celebrity news, fashion, weddings and more. CLICK HERE to sign up for free!