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Jenna Bush Hager is overcome with airborne emotion ahead of the Queen’s death

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Jenna Bush Hager was overcome with emotion when she revealed on Thursday’s Today show that her scheduled interview with Camilla, now Queen Consort, had been postponed — just hours before the announcement of Queen Elizabeth II’s death.

The host, 40, filmed the live segment outside of Dumfries House in Scotland, where she was due to speak with the former Duchess of Cornwall about her online book club, The Reading Room.

Bush Hager said they were “about 30 minutes away from sitting together” when she was told that Camilla and Prince Charles – who is now King Charles III – had flown to Balmoral Castle to be with his mother, Queen Elizabeth, after doctors turned up. worried about her health.

Jenna Bush Hager, 40, was overcome with emotion when she revealed on Thursday’s Today show that her interview with Camilla, now Queen Consort, had been postponed

The host said they were

The host said they were

The host said they were “about 30 minutes away from sitting together” when she was told that Camilla and Prince Charles – now King Charles III – had flown to Balmoral Castle to be with his mother, Queen Elizabeth.

“Our hearts are not only with their families, but with all those who have loved this queen for decades,” she said. “As you all know, she is a beloved figure. She has worked with 15 Prime Ministers. She has simply been the cornerstone of steadfastness, not only for this country, but also for her family.”

The announcement of Queen Elizabeth II's death was made hours after Bush Hager's interview was cancelled

The announcement of Queen Elizabeth II’s death was made hours after Bush Hager’s interview was cancelled

“My heart is breaking too,” she added. “In so many ways we see her as an incredible political figure, but she’s a mother, she’s a grandmother, she’s a great-grandmother and now she has her family by her bedside.”

All Queen Elizabeth’s Children had rushed to Balmoral on Thursday to be with her. Hours later, she died surrounded by her family. The monarch’s death was confirmed at 6.30pm UK time.

“The Queen passed away peacefully this afternoon in Balmoral. The King and Queen Consort will remain in Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow,” a Buckingham Palace spokesman said.

Bush Hager emphasized during the segment that the royals have their agendas “full,” and it’s incredibly rare for them to drop everything the way they did that day.

‘They don’t just empty their agenda completely. It’s disappointing, and now you see the rain coming down here in Scotland,” she said. “When you see the audience walking around here, there’s a very somber tone.”

Charles, the former Prince of Whales, was seen leaving Dumfries House and heading for Balmoral as he and his siblings ran in her final moments to be by their mother's side

Charles, the former Prince of Whales, was seen leaving Dumfries House and heading for Balmoral as he and his siblings ran in her final moments to be by their mother’s side

Bush Hager said she could spend time with Charles at Dumfries House the night before. She explained that Camilla would be with them, but her flight was delayed.

“We had a great conversation, which I will keep to myself,” she said. “He loves his parents, both of them, and has spoken with great admiration of his family, his mother and his father.

Queen Elizabeth’s husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, died of old age on 9 April 2021 at the age of 99.

“Mourning in public is very difficult. The heart of the whole UK breaks for this family,” said Bush Hager. “I think we see them as often as this institution, you know, as the royal family, but since I spent time with Prince Charles, he’s much more. He’s a man I’m sure is in tremendous pain today.”

Bush Hager said she had a

Bush Hager said she had a “great conversation” with Charles the night before. “He’s a man I’m sure is in an awful lot of pain today,” she said

“Mourning in public is very difficult. The heart of the whole UK breaks for this family,' Bush Hager,' explained Bush Hager

“Mourning in public is very difficult. The heart of the whole UK breaks for this family,' Bush Hager,' explained Bush Hager

“Mourning in public is very difficult. The heart of the whole UK breaks for this family,’ Bush Hager,’ explained Bush Hager

King Charles is pictured with his mother, Queen Elizabeth, at Westminster Abbey in 2020

King Charles is pictured with his mother, Queen Elizabeth, at Westminster Abbey in 2020

With the death of the Queen, Britain and her Commonwealth realms will enter a ten-day period of mourning as millions of her subjects in the UK and abroad come to terms with her passing.

Her coffin will be transported by Royal Train via Edinburgh to London before being laid up in Westminster Hall in the Houses of Parliament for four days. Hundreds of thousands of people will be able to pay their respects.

The state funeral is expected to take place on Monday, September 19 at Westminster Abbey in central London, which will be attended by her bereaved family, as well as 2,000 heads of state, prime ministers, presidents, European royals and key public figures from around the world.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said Queen Elizabeth 'died peacefully in Balmoral' on Thursday, September 8.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said Queen Elizabeth ‘died peacefully in Balmoral’ on Thursday, September 8.

King Charles III released this poignant statement in response to the death of his 'beloved mother' as he took the throne today

King Charles III released this poignant statement in response to the death of his ‘beloved mother’ as he took the throne today

Queen Elizabeth's death was announced at 6.30pm UK time on Thursday via the royal family's official Twitter account

Queen Elizabeth’s death was announced at 6.30pm UK time on Thursday via the royal family’s official Twitter account

When King Charles, the former Prince of Wales, takes the throne, there will also be a celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s historic 70-year reign.

Earlier this year, she celebrated her platinum anniversary, marking 70 years of service, a milestone likely never to be reached by a British monarch again.

“The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty the Queen, is a moment of greatest sorrow for me and all members of my family,” King Charles said on Thursday.

“We deeply mourn the passing of a beloved sovereign and dearly beloved mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the rich and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.

“During this period of grief and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which the Queen was held so widely.”

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