Harry Benson

"Mrs. Kennedy returned to London for a visit with her sister, Princess Lee Radziwill. I read the daily press bulletin from Buckingham Palace and saw that they were expected for lunch with the Queen. I ran from outside Princess Radziwill’s home to Buckingham Palace and took this photograph as their limousine was about to turn into the gate. Recently when I showed the photograph to a close friend of Mrs. Kennedy’s he immediately said, 'That was taken before 1963.' And when I asked him how he knew, he replied simply, 'Because she never smiled that way again after 1963.'”

Jacqueline Kennedy, London
Harry Benson Photographs
60 Years of Photograph
powerHouse Books

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