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Does it pay to be a real life Princess?

Was just switching through channels last weekend when I came across "Princess Special" on History Channel. Turns out they were movies about the lives of Princess Diana, Princess Grace and Jacqueline Kennedy. The movie they were playing that time was about Jacqueline Kennedy though and this is where I started watching it. So there she was... Jackie, pregnant and very beautiful (although it wasn't her, it's a movie... remember) talking to her senator husband John (the guy in the movie looked much better than the origianl one) . Anyway, the senator had a conference to attend in Paris and during that time, Jackie goes into labour and loses the child. So there she is still amazingly beautiful, with deep sorrow etched on her face... and her husband is nowhere near her side. He was off gallavanting in Europe with other women and his good for nothing friends. He took five days to get to her.... five days while she was enduring acute mental anguish, when she was mourning the loss of her baby... and all that time this guy was roaming around and having fun. From that time on, I was hooked to the movie. Jackie even forgave him his indiscretions (as she put it) and lived with him, she always kept hoping he would give up his philandering ways. Anyway, everybody knows the story... that is not the point. The point is, she actually put up with him... and she was always dignified and elegant and hopeful and dedicated to her children and husband, and she was passionate about the arts and living a good meaningful life. It was a nice show....
Okay, I better get back to reading my book now. Its a book by Joy Fielding, called "Grand Avenue".... the book seems good enough.

Comments

The Mahathma said…
any problem!
Icychips said…
i saw a princess Diana movie looooong ago...charles character was ugly like the original...
then another ...Swan Lake or something...it was grace kelly's last movie...in which she marries a king!!
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Jude said…
I was surprised to learn that they lost three children, in 1955, 1956 and 1963 (only 3 months before he was assasinated).
Yeah, the last kid they lost was a boy named Patrick, he had pulmonary failure. It was so sad... everything was sad, she made her own happiness...
The Mahathma said…
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The Mahathma said…
OMG was for calling yourself Princess
PurpleHeart said…
That's a deep little story.
appletini said…
How sad... I do believe that women who put everyone else's needs before their own have little sense of self. But then agagin, society raises women to be the care takers.
Jude said…
But you see, John F has an airport, an aircraft carrier and a library named after him. Jackie has a garden named after her.
Jude Jude Jude.... It was Jackie who made that library as a memorial to him. She dedicated herself to that task after his death... she was above him as a person.
Anyway check this out:
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis's legacy has been memorialized in various aspects of American and to a later extent, non-American culture. They include:

A high school called Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School for International Careers, was dedicated by New York City in 1995, in Jackie's honor. It is the only high school in the United States named in her honor. It is located at 120 West 46th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, and was formerly the High School for the Performing Arts.
Central Park's main reservoir was renamed in her honor, so it is called the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.
The residence hall on the southeast corner at the intersection of I and 23rd Streets of the George Washington University had been renamed into Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Hall.
Near the White House, a garden was renamed the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden in her honor, shortly after the assassination of her husband.
In 2007, her name, along with her assassinated husband's, is onboard the Japanese Kaguya mission to the moon, as part of The Planetary Society's Messages From Earth project.
The Mahathma said…
life sucks
Jude said…
They should hire you to write her new biography. It will become a bestseller.
Anju said…
Jackie O was definitely one of the most amazing women of our time. She didn't really have to be royalty to be a princess. I think that's one of the things about women...there are so many of them who put up with nonsense from the husband and do their duty well. It's these women who end up having the most respect even though we just can't understand why they did what they did.
Jude said…
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"She actually put up with him... "


Very True!! Almost all women put up with their husbands... That's where women give evidence for proven 'intelligence' and that's something which makes every woman more 'beautiful'...

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