Bush's daughter engaged to be married

Jenna Bush (25) is engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Henry Hager (29), the White House announced on Thursday.
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Updated on Aug 17, 2007 08:56 AM IST
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AP | By HT Correspondent, Crawford

One of US President George W Bush's twin daughters is getting married.

Jenna Bush is engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Henry Hager, the White House announced on Thursday.

Asked if the two were getting married in the Rose Garden, Sally McDonough, press secretary for first lady Laura Bush, replied: "They have not set any details, date or place."

Jenna Bush, 25, and Hager, 29, were engaged in Maine on Wednesday, she said.

The two have been dating for several years, and Hager is often seen at Jenna Bush's side at family Bush functions and formal events, such as a White House dinner in November 2005 in honour of Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Hager will be returning to school this fall to complete his master's degree in business administration at the University of Virginia. He has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University.

Hager has been a White House aide and worked on Bush's re-election campaign. His father is chairman of the Republican Party in Virginia and former lieutenant governor of Virginia.

Jenna Bush returned in late June from a trip with the first lady to Africa. The two, who have both worked as school teachers, currently are collaborating on a children's picture story to be published in spring 2008. Proceeds are to donated to two education programmes: Teach for America and The New Teacher Project.

Jenna Bush has her own book coming out in the fall. "Ana's Story," based on her time working for UNICEF, tells of a 17-year-old single mother who is HIV positive.

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