Michelle Obama and Prince Harry surprise Chicago high school students

On Tuesday, Prince Harry, Barack and Michelle Obama, and Chance the Rapper kicked off the inaugural Obama Foundation Summit, which aims to inspire the leaders of the next generation to reach for something better.

But while they were getting ready for the summit, Michelle Obama and Prince Harry also made time for a surprise visit to some Chicago high school students at Hyde Park Academy, which is right across the street from where the Obama Presidential Center will be.

The two of them stayed for about an hour to discuss with 20 students in a roundtable discussion what the presidential library could mean for the students in the South Side of Chicago.

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“The warm and wide-ranging conversation, lasting over an hour, covered how the Obama Presidential Center will showcase the South Side of Chicago for a global audience, the importance of young people staying inspired and hopeful, and the transformative power of students using their voices to change the world,” said Caroline Adler Morales, the former first lady’s communications director.

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama clap their hands as they arrive on stage at the first Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. October 31, 2017. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 31: Prince Harry speaks at the inaugural Obama Foundation Summit on October 31, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The two-day event is scheduled to feature a mix of community leaders, politicians and artists exploring creative solutions to common problems, and experiencing art, technology, and music from around the world. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 31: Former advisor to the president Valerie Jarrett (L) and former first Lady Michelle and president Barack Obama listen to speakers at the inaugural Obama Foundation Summit on October 31, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The two-day event will feature a mix of community leaders politicians and artists exploring creative solutions to common problems, and experiencing art, technology, and music from around the world. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: Michelle Obama speaks onstage The Streicker Center hosts a Special Evening with Former First Lady Michelle Obama at The Streicker Center on October 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - APRIL 27: Former United States first lady Michelle Obama smiles during the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 on April 27, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. Michelle Obama is making one of her first public speeches at the Orlando Conference since leaving the White House. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Former First Lady Michelle Obama speaks onstage during MTV's 2017 College Signing Day With Michelle Obama at The Public Theater on May 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for MTV)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Michelle Obama speaks onscreen at 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images )
Former United States President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle walk during a visit to Tirta Empul Temple while on holiday with his family in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia June 27, 2017 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Wira Suryantala/ via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. INDONESIA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN INDONESIA.
Former U.S. President Barack Obama (C) along with his daughters Malia (2-L) and Sasha (3-L) and his wife Michelle (L, hidden) visit the 9th-century Borobudur Temple in Magelang, Indonesia June 28, 2017. REUTERS/Pius Erlangga
Former US president Barack Obama (3rd L), his wife Michelle (2nd L) and his daughters Sasha (front C) and Malia (R) go rafting at Bongkasa Village in Badung on Bali island on June 26, 2017. Barack Obama kicked off a 10-day family holiday in Indonesia that will take in Bali and Jakarta, the city where he spent part of his childhood, officials said on June 24. / AFP PHOTO / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Former U.S. President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama are greeted by City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel during a community event on the Obama Presidential Centre at the South Shore Cultural Centre in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 7: Former U.S. President Barack Obama receives the 2017 John F. Kennedy Profile In Courage Award from Caroline Kennedy as Michelle Obama and Jack Schlossberg look on at the John F. Kennedy Library May 7, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. Obama was honored for 'his enduring commitment to democratic ideals and elevating the standard of political courage in a new century,' with specific mention of his expansion of healthcare options, his leadership on confronting climate change and his restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba. (Photo by CJ Gunther-Pool/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: Former First Lady Michelle Obama speaks onstage at The 2017 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 03: Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama speaks during Pennsylvania Conference For Women 2017 at Pennsylvania Convention Center on October 3, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images for Pennsylvania Conference for Women)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 03: Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama and Screenwriter, director and producer Shonda Rhimes speak on stage during Pennsylvania Conference For Women 2017 at Pennsylvania Convention Center on October 3, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images for Pennsylvania Conference for Women)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 03: Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama watches the surprise video message from her husband Former President of the United States Barack Obama during Pennsylvania Conference For Women 2017 at Pennsylvania Convention Center on October 3, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images for Pennsylvania Conference for Women)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 03: A surprise video message from Former President of the United States Barack Obama to his wife Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama during Pennsylvania Conference For Women 2017 at Pennsylvania Convention Center on October 3, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images for Pennsylvania Conference for Women)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 03: Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama and Screenwriter, director and producer Shonda Rhimes speak on stage during Pennsylvania Conference For Women 2017 at Pennsylvania Convention Center on October 3, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images for Pennsylvania Conference for Women)
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The former first lady reportedly wanted to bring Prince Harry to the school in order to showcase the leaders participating in the foundation and also to show the visiting prince the surrounding community that they were serving.

 

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