George Bush’s daughter has revealed she had dinner with King Charles III the night before Queen Elizabeth II died.
Jenna Bush Hager, said the now King was in a “joyful” mood during the dinner in Ayrshire ahead of a planned interview with Camilla, Queen Consort on Thursday.
The daughter of the former US President said the Queen Consort was unable to attend the dinner alongside her, her husband Henry Charles Hager and the King because her flight was delayed.
Speaking about the dinner, Ms Bush Hager said: “He [Charles] said: ‘My darling wife is so sad, she can’t wait to sit down with you tomorrow.
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“And so, you know, I think it was a surprise. I mean, we had a wonderful evening filled with conversation that felt joyful and so I think this was sort of a surprise,” she told NBC.
Ms Bush Hager also described how on Thursday morning, the King and the Queen Consort rushed off to be by Queen Elizabeth II’s side at Balmoral.
“The next morning we were setting up the interview, we were at their house.
“We were there at 8.30am, the interview was supposed to start around 2pm or 2.30pm, I was supposed to meet with the now Queen Consort around 1.30pm.
“At 12.30pm we heard sort of running up and down the halls and it was her team and his team, they came in and said can you please be quiet there’s a call — we were right by then Prince Charles’s, now King Charles III’s, office
“And then all of a sudden we heard a helicopter. They said the Queen is ill and they have gone and rushed off to be with her.”