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Auction Season 8 Special Jackie Kennedy


She was the widow an assassinated president, he the British Ambassador to Washington. After the death of John Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy sought comfort in her relationship with David Ormsby-Gore, later Lord Harlech.

Fifty years on, the letters that passed between them have been discovered in two locked boxes at Glyn Cywarch, the Welsh house of the Harlech family. David Ormsby-Gore’s grandson has put them up for sale at Bonham’s in London. With an estimate of up to £150,000 this secret cache of correspondence tells a poignant love story which ended in 1968 when Harlech asked Jackie to marry him. She turned him down. He wrote ‘When I look at your picture, I weep.’

Programme Information

  • Genre: Arts

  • Subgenre: Culture

  • Producers: Colonial Pictures

  • Broadcaster: Sky Arts

  • Duration: 1 x 30'

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