Jenna Bush Hager thinks she could be related to a royal if she had just avoided wearing sunglasses.
The “Today” show host and daughter of former President George W. Bush said Friday that she once tried to set up her twin sister, Barbara, with Prince Harry ― but the sunglasses kept things from working out.
Hager said she interviewed the Prince in 2016 before the Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida. In addition to getting the interview, she apparently wanted to get her sister a date.
The future looked bright until Harry suggested he and Hager wear sunglasses, a decision she regrets in hindsight because the glasses made it seem as if there was a “barrier between us.”
Not that it stopped her from playing matchmaker.
As the video below shows, Hager had no problem asking Prince Harry about his love life.
And when the prince mentioned he was single, she made her move.
“I have a single sister,” she interjected. “Listen, she’s available. She’s going to kill me.”
“We can talk maybe off-air,” Harry replied.
“OK, I’ll give you her number,” Jenna said.
However, it wasn’t meant to be. For whatever reasons ― sunglasses or not ― Harry didn’t get the digits and he met future wife, Meghan Markle, two months later.
The blatant on-air attempt may have humiliated Hager’s sister, but she has no regrets. Her own parents met in a similar fashion.
“You know, my parents were set up on a blind date, so if I could set my sister up ― and Prince Harry’s a great guy,” she told People.com.
You can see the original matchmaking attempt below: