Obama: I felt 'serenity' during Trump's inauguration
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Former President Obama said he felt "serenity" during President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: Meetings on potential North Korea summit going 'very well' Freed American 'overwhelmed with gratitude' after being released from Venezuela Ivanka Trump to campaign for Devin Nunes in California MORE's inauguration.

During an interview with Prince Harry, Obama said the first thing he thought during Trump's inauguration was how thankful he was that former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaObama plans to use Netflix deal to stop political divisiveness Michelle Obama tweets out first look at cover of new book Netflix surpasses Comcast in market value MORE had been his "partner through that whole process."

There was a “satisfying feeling that was mixed with all the work that was still undone,” he said.

“But over all, there was serenity there,” he said.

Prince Harry interviewed Obama for a segment that aired Wednesday on the BBC.

In September, CNN reported that Obama in his Inauguration Day letter offered "reflections" instead of advice.

Obama in his letter congratulated Trump on his "remarkable run" and said "all of us, regardless of party, should hope for expanded prosperity and security during your tenure."