Prince Harry, Obama and Biden hung out at the Invictus Games like best friends do

Prince Harry, Obama and Biden hung out at the Invictus Games like best friends do

We've all felt like we've had the weight of the world on our shoulders at some point during our lives, but these three have most likely registered that emotion in a far more literal sense than the rest of us.

The burden of public office is a solemn one not to be undertaken lightly. There are decisions to be made fraught with consequences, people to lead and care for, to guide and provide shelter to in times of strife. Perhaps that is why most Presidents emerge from their tenure in the White House bleary eyed, blinking into the sun, looking decades older than when they first entered, fresh with the hope of everything they could achieve.

Much was made of Barack Obama's harrassed, weary complexion at times during his Presidency, though it is fair to say that now he is free from the shackles of being the leader of the free world, he is back to being the enviable picture of health he represented in the past.

Prince Harry and former Vice President Joe Biden have known great loss and sadness in their lives, yet both men have refused to be beaten by the tragedies of their past. Prince Harry's work in breaking taboos surrounding mental health and starting a vital conversation on the subject is admirable, while Joe Biden has spent a lifetime in service to the public, respected by all - none more so than President Obama.

It was only right, then, that the three men kicked back together to enjoy some competitive sport, in the form of the Invictus Games - an international sports competition for wounded veterans - which was founded by Prince Harry himself in 2014.

The Biden and Obama families have supported the Invictus Games since their inception, indeed Michelle Obama helped to open the second Invictus Games, reports the Huffington Post, so it was perhaps unsurprising to see them in attendance with the prince this time round.

Barack Obama tweeted; "Proud to cheer on Team USA at the Invictus Games today with my friend Joe. You represent the best of our country."

And certainly, the trio seemed to be having the time of their lives as they watched on

Of course, no Obama photo would be complete without Joe Biden 

Seriously, have you ever seen anyone having more fun? 

The quartet, which included Dr Biden, did eventually get serious about the game in front of them, though

This year's Invictus Games sees some 500 athletes from 17 different countries take part in 12 sports. Prince Harry describes the Games thus;

“These Games have shone a spotlight on the ‘unconquerable’ character of servicemen and women, their families and the ‘invictus’ spirit.”

The Games aim to shed light on the incredible sacrifice participants have made in service to their country.