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Jenna Bush Hager makes surprising confession about Prince Harry and sister Barbara Bush

Her imagination ran wild!


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Beatriz Colon
Beatriz Colon - New York
New York WriterNew York
April 21, 2022
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Prince Harry may be happy as can be with wife Meghan Markle, but it turns out Jenna Bush Hager had other romantic plans for him!

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Following Hoda Kotb's interview with the British Royal at his legendary Invictus Games in The Hague, the Today anchors got to talking about the father-of-two, what the interview was like, and Jenna dished on a major "what if" moment involving her twin sister, Barbara Bush.

While the star's twin is happily married to Craig Coyne as of 2018, and welcomed daughter Cora Georgia – named in honor of her father George Bush – in 2021, her sister revealed she had originally wanted to set her up with Prince Harry.

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As it turns out, the Today show co-host also interviewed him once, at the Invictus Games as well, but Hoda revealed there was actually only one thing she remembered from the special.

She confessed: "You tried to set up Barbara with him."

Her co-star did not shy away from admitting her plans, and even teased that she hadn't given up, quickly replying: "I know and honestly, what was she thinking?"

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The hilarious admission

The mom-of-three promptly began to imagine how different things might have turned out had her matchmaking plan come true, bringing up her co-anchor's latest interview, and wondering: "You could have been there with Barbara and Harry!"

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She went down the rabbit hole of what if's, and even hilariously involved the children, exclaiming: "She could have a child named Lilibet!"

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex enjoy the games

Hoda couldn't hold in the laughter as Jenna went so far as to suggest a name change for baby Cora, inquiring: "Why does she not have a child named Lilibet?! Take that Cora, put a little crown on her, and let's call her Lilibet."

Fans took to the comments to rave about her suggestion and royal antics, writing: "You guys are a blast," and: "You are funny with all those ideas coming to your head," as well as: "I love Lilibet!"

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