Wednesday 7 December 2016

Prince Harry asked on TV if he'd be interested in marrying George W Bush's daughter

Gordon Rayner

Published 09/05/2016 | 16:06

Prince Harry, Sir Keith Mills and George W Bush chat at a reception ahead of the Opening Ceremony of the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 at ESPN Wide World of Sports on May 8, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Invictus)
Prince Harry, Sir Keith Mills and George W Bush chat at a reception ahead of the Opening Ceremony of the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 at ESPN Wide World of Sports on May 8, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Invictus)
ORLANDO, FL - MAY 08: Prince Harry meets Former President George W Bush at a Symposium of Invisable Wounds at the Shades of Green resort at Invictus Games Orlando 2016 at ESPN Wide World of Sports on May 8, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Invictus)
ORPrince Harry, Sir Keith Mills, George W Bush and Laura Bush chat at a reception ahead of the Opening Ceremony of the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 at ESPN Wide World of Sports on May 8, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Invictus)
Prince Harry and First Lady Michelle Obama meet the USA Invictus Team ahead of the Opening Ceremony of the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 at ESPN Wide World of Sports on May 8, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Invictus)
Prince Harry and First Lady Michelle Obama meet the USA Invictus Team ahead of the Opening Ceremony of the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 at ESPN Wide World of Sports on May 8, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Invictus)

Prince Harry was given an awkward TV moment when he was asked whether he would like to marry George W Bush's daughter Barbara.

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Jenna Bush Hager told the Prince that her sister was "available" if he wanted to date her.

Jenna said that, like the Prince, her sister wanted children and was currently single - and jokingly called him "brother-in-law".

She made the proposal during an interview on NBC’s Today show, where she is a correspondent, after the start of the Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida.

ORLANDO, FL - MAY 08: Prince Harry meets Former President George W Bush at a Symposium of Invisable Wounds at the Shades of Green resort at Invictus Games Orlando 2016 at ESPN Wide World of Sports on May 8, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Invictus)
ORLANDO, FL - MAY 08: Prince Harry meets Former President George W Bush at a Symposium of Invisable Wounds at the Shades of Green resort at Invictus Games Orlando 2016 at ESPN Wide World of Sports on May 8, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Invictus)

She asked him: "Does it make you laugh people are already asking about children? It's sort of jumping ahead?"

The Prince replied: "I have no idea. I don't even have a girlfriend."

Mrs Bush Hager said: "You know what, I have a single sister and she feels the same way. Listen, she's available!"

The Prince, 31, laughed and said: "We can talk maybe off air."

ORPrince Harry, Sir Keith Mills, George W Bush and Laura Bush chat at a reception ahead of the Opening Ceremony of the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 at ESPN Wide World of Sports on May 8, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Invictus)
ORPrince Harry, Sir Keith Mills, George W Bush and Laura Bush chat at a reception ahead of the Opening Ceremony of the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 at ESPN Wide World of Sports on May 8, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Invictus)

After the interview Mrs Bush Hager joked that she should call him "brother-in-law Harry".

She added that she gave her sister Barbara, 34, the founder of Global Health Corps, a health and human rights organisation, the "heads up" about what she was going to do and that her sister was "humiliated".

Elsewhere in the interview the Prince said that his grandmother the Queen is "definitely my boss" and agreed that when she talks, he listens.

He said: "My grandma has always been the boss. But my god, she gives amazing advice and she let's us cruise around doing what we think is right."

Prince Harry and First Lady Michelle Obama meet the USA Invictus Team ahead of the Opening Ceremony of the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 at ESPN Wide World of Sports on May 8, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Invictus)
Prince Harry and First Lady Michelle Obama meet the USA Invictus Team ahead of the Opening Ceremony of the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 at ESPN Wide World of Sports on May 8, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Invictus)

The Prince added that mistakes were "part of growing up".

He said: "You've got to find your own path and if you slip off people don't tell you you've slipped off then you sure as hell work it out yourself."

In a separate interview, Michelle Obama said Prince George was the "cutest baby" and recalled seeing him with Prince Harry during a visit to Kensington Palace last month.

She said: "I have to say that the most precious thing, if you haven't fallen in love with it already, is to see him lift his nephew."

Prince Harry and First Lady Michelle Obama meet the USA Invictus Team ahead of the Opening Ceremony of the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 at ESPN Wide World of Sports on May 8, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Invictus)
Prince Harry and First Lady Michelle Obama meet the USA Invictus Team ahead of the Opening Ceremony of the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 at ESPN Wide World of Sports on May 8, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Invictus)

She added that she was surprised to hear the toddler say: "Uncle Harry, you're so quiet."

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