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Queen Elizabeth II has left behind a long-lasting legacy following her 70-year reign, together with a bond between the House of Windsor and the Kennedy household that continues to at the present time.
Americans have joined the British in mourning the monarch, who died ‘peacefully’ with her household by her facet at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Thursday, September 8, at age 96, Buckingham Palace introduced. Her son Charles, the former Prince of Wales, is now King Charles III.
After taking the throne in February 1952, she was practically a decade into her reign when she hosted President John F. Kennedy and his spouse, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, at Buckingham Palace in June 1961.
The assembly happened simply 4 months after his inauguration, and there have lengthy been rumors of friction between Queen Elizabeth and Jackie, together with alleged stress over the visitor checklist earlier than the assembly.
Queen Elizabeth II (pictured at Balmoral Castle in Scotland in June) has left behind a long-lasting legacy following her demise on Thursday, September 8, together with a long-lasting bond between the House of Windsor and the Kennedy household
Queen Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip, famously hosted President John F. Kennedy and his spouse, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, at Buckingham Palace in June 1961
Divorcées have been historically not invited to state dinners, however Jackie pushed for her sister, Princess Lee Radziwill, and her second husband, the twice-divorced Prince Stanislaw Radziwill, to be in attendance.
‘Under strain, she relents, however, by the use of retaliation, singularly fails to ask Princess Margaret or Princess Marina, each of whose names Jackie has put ahead,’ based on Reader’s Digest.
‘The queen had her revenge,’ Jackie allegedly confided to Gore Vidal. ‘No Margaret, no Marina, nobody besides each Commonwealth minister of agriculture they may discover.’
She additionally supposedly instructed Vidal that she thought Elizabeth ‘resented’ her and was ‘fairly heavy going,’ She added that the queen’s husband, Prince Philip, was ‘good, however nervous.’
However, the two girls did appear to seek out widespread floor when discussing the difficulties of dwelling life in the public eye.
When Elizabeth requested Jackie about her journey to Canada, she admitted that she discovered it draining to be in the highlight. The queen reportedly responded, ‘One will get artful after some time and learns the right way to save oneself.’
After dinner, the queen is claimed to have taken Jackie on a tour of the palace to view a few of the artwork.
Cecil Beaton later wrote in his diary that Jackie was underwhelmed by Buckingham Palace’s inside design, in addition to Queen Elizabeth’s fashion, based on The Telegraph.
Jackie reportedly had some stress with Queen Elizabeth over the visitor checklist, however they discovered widespread floor when discussing the difficulties of life in the public eye
President Kennedy marked his first and solely assembly with the monarch by gifting her a signed portrait of himself in a silver Tiffany’s body with a handwritten message
Nine months after the dinner at Buckingham Palace (pictured), Jackie had a extra informal one-on-one assembly with Queen Elizabeth whereas visiting her sister in London
President Kennedy marked his first and solely assembly with the monarch by gifting her a signed portrait of himself in a silver Tiffany’s body with a handwritten message: ‘To Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, with appreciation and the highest esteem, John F. Kennedy.’
He later wrote in a birthday letter to the queen, ‘May I additionally at the identical time say how grateful my spouse and I are for the cordial hospitality supplied to us by your Majesty and Prince Philip throughout our go to to London final Monday.’
Nine months after the dinner at Buckingham Palace, Jackie had a extra informal one-on-one assembly with Queen Elizabeth. She was visiting her sister in London when the royal invited her for lunch on March 28, 1962, based on Vanity Fair.
Jackie was far much less vocal about this go to, telling the press, ‘I do not assume I ought to say something about it besides how grateful I’m and how charming she was.’
President Kennedy by no means had a second assembly with the monarch. He was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963.
Queen Elizabeth mourned the loss by having a bell ring for the late president in Westminster Abbey after his assassination.
In a condolence letter to Jackie, she wrote, ‘I’m so deeply distressed to be taught of the tragic demise of President Kennedy. My husband joins me in sending our heartfelt and honest sympathy to you and to your loved ones.’
Queen Elizabeth was a number of months pregnant with Prince Edward at the time and didn’t attend JFK’s funeral. However, her husband, Prince Philip, flew to Washington, D.C. to symbolize the British royal household at the service.
After President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, in November 1963, Prince Philip traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend his funeral. He is pictured with Lyndon B. Johnson at a reception after the service
Prince Philip reportedly bonded with John F. Kennedy Jr. (pictured) earlier than the funeral. He was discovered enjoying with John Jr. and making him snort on November 24, 1963
According to William Manchester’s e book ‘The Death of a President,’ the Duke of Edinburgh struck up a candy friendship with the late president’s son, John F. Kennedy Jr., who turned three on the day of his father’s funeral.
The touching story gained renewed consideration after creator Paul Brandus tweeted about the account following Prince Philip’s demise final April.
‘The weekend of the Kennedy assassination, he flew to Washington for the funeral. At the White House on Sunday, Nov. 24, 1963, Jacqueline Kennedy was in search of John Jr. and opened the door to his playroom,’ Brandus wrote.
‘There she discovered the Prince sprawled on the flooring, enjoying and laughing with the murdered president’s son. Days from his 3d birthday, John had stated earlier that he ‘did not have anyone to play with’ (additionally: ‘the place’s Daddy?’) and her Majesty’s husband determined that he would entertain the boy. RIP.’
Queen Elizabeth opened a memorial for President Kennedy at Runnymede in Surrey — the web site the place King John signed the Magna Carta — on an acre of land that was donated to the U.S.
The dedication happened on May 14, 1965, a 12 months and a half after his assassination. Jackie was in attendance with her two younger kids, Caroline Kennedy and JFK Jr.
In Queen Elizabeth’s speech, she stated, ‘The unprecedented depth of that wave of grief, combined with one thing akin to despair, which swept over our folks at the information of President Kennedy’s assassination, was a measure of the extent to which we acknowledged what he had already achieved, and of the excessive hopes that rode with him in a future that was to not be.’
On May 14, 1965, Queen Elizabeth opened a memorial for President John F. Kennedy at Runnymede in Surrey on an acre of land that was donated to the U.S.
Jackie was in attendance with her two younger kids, Caroline Kennedy and JFK Jr.
Prince Philip held fingers with a then four-year-old JFK Jr. after spending high quality time with the late president’s son in D.C. forward of his father’s funeral
A photograph from that solemn day reveals Prince Philip holding fingers with the late president’s son, whom he had bonded with when he attended JFK’s funeral.
Designed and carved by Alan Collins, the memorial is a sequence of granite steps that result in a stone slab with an inscription honoring JFK.
‘This acre of English floor was gifted to the United States of America by the folks of Britain in reminiscence of John F. Kennedy, President of the United States 1961-63. Died by an murderer’s hand 22 November, 1963,’ the monument reads.
It additionally contains phrases from the president’s inaugural handle in 1961: ‘Let each Nation know, whether or not it needs us properly or sick, that we will pay any value, bear any burden, meet any hardship, assist any good friend or oppose any foe, with the intention to guarantee the survival and success of liberty.’
The Kennedy Memorial Trust, which was based to supervise the memorial, additionally awards scholarships for British postgraduates attending both Harvard University or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Queen Elizabeth’s connection with JFK and Jackie was considered one of the many hyperlinks between the two well-known households.
The House of Windsor has a decades-long relationship with the Kennedys that dates again to patriarch Joe Kennedy Sr. serving as the U.S. ambassador to Britain from 1938 to 1940 — early on in King George VI’s reign.
In the years following President Kennedy’s assassination in 1963, the royals have continued to pay tribute to his legacy.
King George VI invited Joe Kennedy Sr. to remain at Windsor Castle
George VI, the second son of King George V, unexpectedly turned king after his brother, King Edward VIII, abdicated the throne in December 1936 to marry American divorcée Wallis Simpson.
Just months after King George VI was topped in May 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Joe Kennedy Sr. — the father of future President John F. Kennedy — as the U.S. ambassador to Great Britain.
Joe Sr. turned the first Irish-American to carry the highly-coveted diplomatic place, proper earlier than the begin of World War II.
The new ambassador and his spouse Rose Kennedy, née Fitzgerald, have been welcomed into English society once they arrived in London with their 9 gregarious kids in March 1938.
King George VI and his spouse, Elizabeth, (middle) spent the weekend with Joe Kennedy Sr. (far proper) and his spouse, Rose, (far left) at Windsor Castle in 1939
King George VI was topped in May 1937 (pictured) after his brother, King Edward VIII, abdicated the throne to marry American divorcée Wallis Simpson
King George VI and his spouse, Elizabeth, invited Joe Sr. and Rose to spend the weekend with them at Windsor Castle in 1939.
Rose chronicled the expertise in her diary, based on the National Archives, calling the weekend ‘considered one of the most lovely fascinating experiences of my life.’
‘I discovered it very troublesome to accustom myself to saying ‘Ma’am’ when addressing the Queen and she instructed me to not trouble; placing me at my ease,’ one diary entry reads.
‘She has a really nice voice, an attractive English complexion, nice dignity and appeal; is easy in method, stands very erect and holds herself properly and is each inch a queen. . . .
Just months later, President Franklin D. Roosevelt (far proper) appointed Joe Sr. (middle) as U.S. ambassador to Britain
Joe Sr. and Rose (pictured with 5 of their 9 kids in London) have been welcomed into English society with open arms till his isolationist views throughout World War II led to him resigning in 1941
‘I lay in mattress pondering [I] have to be dreaming that I, Rose Kennedy, a easy, younger matron from Boston, am actually right here at Windsor Castle the visitor of the Queen and two little Princesses.’
Joe Sr. was adamantly towards U.S. involvement in the battle towards Nazi Germany and his more and more isolationist views later misplaced him assist in each FDR’s administration and in the U.Okay.
In comparability, King George VI discovered his footing as a frontrunner and overcame his stammer to offer a speech on September 3, 1939, declaring conflict on Germany. He turned a beacon of energy and hope for his folks throughout World War II.
Joe Sr. resigned as ambassador in February 1941, whereas King George VI continued to reign till his demise in February 1952.
John F. Kennedy Jr. secretly met with Princess Diana
John F. Kennedy Jr. and Princess Diana have been two of the most well-known folks in the world, however they in some way managed to drag off a secret assembly in New York City in the summer time of 1995.
Diana was recent off her separation from Prince Charles, and John hoped to persuade her to pose for the cowl of his political journal, George, People reported.
RoseMarie Terenzio, who labored as John’s government assistant and turned his shut good friend, recalled how they tried to plan a plan for him to stroll into the Carlyle Hotel undetected.
‘I bear in mind him saying, ‘There’s no method somebody is just not going to leak it. There’s going to be paparazzi all over the place,” she stated. ‘Someone urged he go in disguise and I stated, ‘That’s ridiculous. You’re not doing that!”
John F. Kennedy Jr. (left) secretly met with Princess Diana (proper) in the summer time of 1995 to ask her to seem on the cowl of his political journal George, a request she declined
JFK Jr. fooled the paparazzi by strolling proper into the entrance door of the Carlyle Hotel (pictured), the place he met with Diana in her suite for an hour and a half
Terenzio and JFK Jr. have been debating which of the resort’s two entrances would appeal to the least consideration when she remembered there weren’t any photographers at the entrance the final time she attended an occasion there.
‘So I instructed John, ‘Don’t go in the facet entrance, as a result of if anybody does leak it beforehand, folks will anticipate you to go in the facet. So stroll in the entrance door,” she defined.
Thanks to Terenzio’s suggestion, they have been in a position to slip into the Carlyle’s entrance entrance unnoticed whereas the press crowded round the facet door.
JFK Jr.’s assembly with Diana in her suite lasted an hour and a half, however he wasn’t in a position to persuade her to seem in his journal.
‘He needed to do a respectful piece,’ Terenzio recalled. ‘She wrote John a be aware that stated, ‘Thank you a lot, however not proper now.”
George journal artistic director Matt Berman instructed People that John was ‘very cautious what he stated’ about Princess Diana when he instructed his colleagues about their assembly.
‘The one humorous factor he stated was, ‘She’s received an amazing pair of legs,’ he recalled.
Terenzio additionally remembered John’s first impressions of Princess Diana.
‘I do bear in mind him saying, ‘She’s actually tall!” she shared. ‘He additionally stated she was very shy. He was shocked how demure she was. I feel that they had each met Mother Theresa so that they spoke about that. And he stated how pretty she was.’
Carolyn Bessette Kennedy lived in concern after Princess Diana’s demise
John F. Kennedy Jr. hoped that the paparazzi’s curiosity in him would wane after he married his spouse, Carolyn Bessette, in September 1996, however the media concentrate on them solely intensified.
When Princess Diana was killed in a automobile crash in Paris in August 1997 after being chased by the paparazzi, Carolyn feared she and John would undergo an analogous destiny.
‘At the time, John and Diana have been the two most well-known folks in the world,’ John’s former government assistant and good friend RoseMarie Terenzio instructed People. ‘Carolyn was horrified by Diana’s demise.
‘She apprehensive about her kids and how they’d develop up with out their mother. But she was additionally rattled by the undeniable fact that it might occur to John — that it might occur to her. She feared, ‘Now they’ll concentrate on us much more as a result of they do not have her.”
John F. Kenned Jr.’s spouse, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy (left), lived in concern of the paparazzi after Princess Diana (proper) was killed in a automobile crash in Paris in August 1997
Carolyn was apprehensive how Prince William and Prince Harry would ‘develop up with out their mother.’ Princess Diana’s sons are pictured at her funeral
John and Carolyn have been at the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, on the day of Princess Diana’s funeral on September 6, 1997.
Kathy McKeon — former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s assistant and part-time nanny — and her husband, Seamus McKeon, have been with them that weekend once they have been discussing Carolyn’s struggles with the paparazzi.
‘We talked about it that evening,’ Kathy instructed People. ‘John stated, ‘Tell Carolyn how my mother dealt with photographers.’ I stated, ‘She was good to them — she smiled and gave them one good image.’ He stated, ‘Carolyn, did you get that? You’re treating all of them unsuitable.’ She stated, ‘I hate these bastards.”
‘She instructed us about them cornering her and working and chasing her right into a constructing and they have been proper on prime of her,’ Seamus added. ‘She stated, ‘I’m frightened of them.”
Kathy famous that Carolyn ‘could not take that,’ explaining, ‘She wasn’t introduced up with it. John was. Carolyn wasn’t. She needed peace and quiet and for no person to trouble her.’
John and Carolyn’s lives got here to a tragic finish on July 16, 1999, when the single-engine plane he was piloting crashed into the Atlantic Ocean close to Martha’s Vineyard. Carolyn’s sister, Lauren Bessette, additionally died in the crash.
Prince William and Prince Harry honor John F. Kennedy’s legacy
Queen Elizabeth II’s grandsons Prince William and Prince Harry have each continued the royal household custom of paying tribute to John F. Kennedy and his legacy.
In May 2013, Prince Harry visited JFK’s gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Dressed in his Army Air Corps uniform, he knelt down on one knee and positioned a bouquet of flowers on the late president’s grave.
The tribute got here six months earlier than the fiftieth anniversary of JFK’s assassination in November 1963.
Three years later, Prince William honored JFK with a reception for The Kennedy Memorial Trust that happened at Buckingham Palace in October 2016.
In May 2013, Prince Harry laid a bouquet of flowers on John F. Kennedy’s gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia
Three years later, Prince William honored JFK with a reception for The Kennedy Memorial Trust that happened at Buckingham Palace in October 2016
‘My grandmother would very very similar to me to cross on some phrases to all of you,’ William stated in a speech. ‘In 1965, my grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen inaugurated the memorial to President Kennedy, which stands at Runnymede, on land bequeathed by her to the folks of the United States.
‘Her Majesty spoke that day of the extent to which we acknowledged what President Kennedy had already achieved, and of the excessive hopes that rode with him, in a future that was to not be.
‘So I’m honored, half a century on, to be right here this night and pay tribute to a person whom my household continues to carry in the highest esteem.’
Meghan Markle earns comparisons to Carolyn Bessette Kennedy
Meghan Markle has lengthy been impressed by Carolyn Bessette Kennedy’s iconic minimalist fashion, which she has emulated quite a few occasions over the years.
Months earlier than she met Prince Harry on a blind date in July 2016, she opened up about her favourite movie star marriage ceremony gown in an interview with Glamour.
Meghan named the bias-cut silk robe that Carolyn’s expensive good friend Narciso Rodriguez designed for her to put on when she married John F. Kennedy Jr. on Cumberland Island, off the coast of Georgia, on September September 21, 1996.
Meghan Markle (left) has lengthy been impressed by fashion icon Carolyn Bessette Kennedy (proper)
Two years after the actress referred to as Carolyn’s bias-cut silk marriage ceremony robe ‘every part objectives,’ she wore an equally elegant gown to her marriage ceremony reception with Prince Harry (pictured)
For Meghan’s first official royal outing in Nottingham, England, in 2017 (left), she took a cue from Carolyn (proper) and donned a easy black turtleneck, an extended beige skirt, and over-the-knee boots
Meghan as soon as once more borrowed a glance from Carolyn (proper) when she attended the Endeavour Fund awards in London in 2019
The actress referred to as the easy but elegant look ‘every part objectives.’ She added that her personal fashion is ‘very pared down and relaxed’ very similar to Carolyn’s.
‘Classic and easy is the identify of the recreation, maybe with a contemporary twist,’ she stated.
When it was time to select her personal gown forward of her royal marriage ceremony in May 2018, Meghan enlisted Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller to design her three-quarter-sleeve robe that featured an open boatneck and a practice.
The Duchess of Sussex later turned into a customized Stella McCartney halter robe that seemed extra much like the gown Carolyn wore on her marriage ceremony day.
Carole Radziwill (pictured with her mother-in-law Lee Radziwill in 2014) stated Meghan’s struggles with the paparazzi mirrored Carolyn’s expertise
For Meghan’s first official royal outing in Nottingham, England, in 2017, she took a cue from Carolyn and donned a easy black turtleneck, an extended beige skirt, and over-the-knee boots.
Carolyn wore a virtually equivalent outfit when JFK Jr. formally launched her to the press in October 1996 after their marriage ceremony.
Meghan’s struggles with the paparazzi have additionally mirrored the points Carolyn had after marrying America’s ‘prince.’
In October 1996, JFK Jr. requested the press to go away Carolyn alone after they returned from their honeymoon, a request that went largely ignored.
‘This is a giant change for anybody, and for a non-public citizen much more so,’ he stated. ‘I ask that you just give Carolyn all the privateness and room you’ll be able to.’
Twenty years later, Prince Harry launched an analogous assertion on Meghan, saying she suffered ‘a wave of abuse and harassment.’ He added that he feared for her security.
The couple have since stepped away from their royal duties and are actually dwelling in Montecito, California, with their kids Archie, three, and Lillibet, one.
When Meghan opened up about the stresses of royal life in her and Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021, Carole Radziwill famous the placing similarities to Carolyn’s expertise.
Carole was married to Lee Radziwill’s son, JFK Jr.’s cousin Anthony Radziwiłł, and was greatest buddies with Carolyn. Anthony died of most cancers in August 1999, three weeks after John and Carolyn’s tragic aircraft crash.
‘I simply watched the M&H sit down. Wow,’ she tweeted. ‘I really like how folks say Meghan knew what she was moving into…folks stated the identical factor about Carolyn Bessette when she married into the Kennedy household. You might by no means know. Meghan stated it proper the notion is nothing like the actuality.’
Prince William brings Earthshot Prize to Boston in honor of JFK
The British royal household is as soon as once more becoming a member of forces with American royalty following the announcement that Prince William and Kate Middleton are bringing the Earthshot Prize to Boston this 12 months in honor of late President John F. Kennedy.
Prince William appeared in a brief social media video in July to announce that the Earthshot Prize shall be hosted in early December in Boston, simply miles away from Brookline, Massachusetts, the suburb the place JFK grew up.
The annual ceremony, first launched in London in 2021, has sparked hypothesis that each the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, each 40, will journey to the U.S. for a brief journey.
Prince William introduced he is bringing his Earthshot Prize to Boston this 12 months in honor of John F. Kennedy, and the late president’s grandson, Jack Schlossberg, could not disguise his pleasure
Inspired by Kennedy’s Moon Shot proposal in the Sixties, which put the first man on the moon and led to the growth of recent know-how, the Earthshot Prize is ready to award $60 million in rewards over 10 years.
The environmental initiative goals to seek out options to restore and shield the planet — with 5 winners in 2021 being awarded $1.2 million to assist their plans — similar to tasks to revive coral reefs and fight air air pollution in India.
Fittingly, Prince William’s announcement got here on the anniversary of the moon touchdown, and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation will function a companion alongside with Mayor Michelle Wu and the City of Boston.
Caroline Kennedy, the late president’s daughter, has partnered the JFK Library Foundation with Earthshot, saying that it was a ‘nice tribute’ to her father.
The 29-year-old, who’s the son of Caroline Kennedy and Edwin Schlossberg, retweeted a submit by the JFK Library Foundation on July 20, writing, ‘Earth shot child!’
Ahead of the ceremony in Boston, Prince William is touring to New York City to attend the Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit on September 2021. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pictured finally 12 months’s occasion
‘My household and the JFK Library Foundation look ahead to partnering with Prince William and the Earthshot Prize on this thrilling initiative,’ she stated.
Her son, Jack Schlossberg, 29, shared his pleasure over the information when he retweeted a submit by the JFK Library Foundation on July 20, writing, ‘Earth shot child!’
Ahead of the ceremony in Boston, Prince William is touring to New York City later this month to attend the Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit on September 2021.
Bloomberg Philanthropies is co-hosting the summit, and the Duke of Cambridge with meet the metropolis’s former mayor and billionaire Mike Bloomberg whereas selling Earthshot.
Prince William is anticipated to be obtained warmly by each VIPs at the United Nations and New Yorkers usually as he meets neighborhood teams throughout his first go to to the metropolis since 2014.