Nancy Reagan Remembered by NYT DC Bureau Chief Elisabeth Bumiller (Video)

Female executives in media, politics and digital attended TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast in Washington D.C. on March 10

New York Times’ Washington bureau chief Elisabeth Bumiller recalled a memorable encounter traveling with the late Nancy Reagan at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast on Thursday.

Bumiller was covering Prince Charles’ last polo match before his wedding to Princess Diana. “I remember Nancy Reagan drove up in this long, huge motorcade on these polo grounds and then a short time later, Queen Elizabeth drove up driving her own Vauxhaull station wagon at the wheel and I remember saying, ‘Oh my God, the Queen is driving herself!'” Bumiller told TheWrap CEO Sharon Waxman. “Some British reporter heard me say that and it was in all the papers the next day!”

TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast took place in Washington D.C.’s W Hotel Thursday. Attendees included Adrienne Elrod, director of strategic communications and surrogates for the Hillary for America Campaign; commissioner Julie Brill of the Federal Trade Commission; New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd; commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel of the Federal Communications Commission; and CreativeFuture CEO Ruth Vitale.

Ronald Reagan’s wife died Sunday at age 94. Her funeral will take place on Friday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, where her late husband rests.

Watch the video above.

Maureen Dowd, Adrienne Elrod Join TheWrap's Power Women Breakfast DC (Photos)

Partners

Featured