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Sunday, September 05, 2010

William Hague's 'twin-bedded' hotel room where he spent night with adviser

William Hague's 'twin-bedded' hotel room where he spent night with adviser

THIS is the “twin-bedded” room in a trendy boutique hotel where William Hague spent the night with his young adviser.

The Foreign Secretary issued an ­extraordinary personal statement last week about the nature of his relationship with 25-year-old Chris Myers.

Mr Hague, 49, dismissed “utterly false” rumours about his friendship with Mr Myers who worked as his special ­adviser at the Foreign Office. But he did admit they “occasionally shared twin hotel rooms” to save money.

We can now reveal the room which the pair shared on April 29, after ­watching David Cameron speak at the historic TV debate between the party leaders in Birmingham.

Mr Hague and his handsome adviser, who used to be his driver, spent the night in the Moet & Chandon room at the city’s Hotel Du Vin.

As our exclusive picture shows, the twin beds and mattresses are usually pushed together and presented as a double room for couples and sold for between £105 and £160 a night.

They can however be separated to make two beds, and the double duvet and sheet replaced with single ones. Although one visitor to the room said: “There’d still be barely a few inches between them.”

Tories have privately ­questioned ­millionaire Mr Hague’s judgement after he issued the statement and insisted any ­suggestion of an “improper relationship between us is utterly false” and denied rumours he was gay. The ­Foreign Secretary also revealed his wife Ffion had ­suffered several miscarriages during their “strong” ­12-year marriage. ­However, Mr Myers quit his £30,000-a-year job last week over the furore.

Now, Tories will have new doubts about Mr Hague’s wisdom in sharing a room in a hotel favoured by couples for ­romantic g­etaways. One senior MP said: “This hotel looks like somewhere you would take your girlfriend, not share with one of the junior staff. I’m sure it was perfectly innocent, but I fear it will raise questions about the Foreign ­Secretary’s ­judgement.”

Yesterday Mr Hague wrote on social networking site Twitter: “An invigorating walk in the countryside today – in ­between calls from T Blair and (US ­Middle East envoy) G Mitchell.”

Asked about the room, a Tory source said: “William will not be adding to the statement he’s already made.”

1 comment:

Beard Housewife said...

Bill Hague is clearly taking the piss.