Since her death in 1994, her life has been portrayed in numerous films, including the eponymously named “Jackie” starring Natalie Portman.
The actress was nominated for the Best Actress Academy Award for her depiction of Jackie battling with grief following the assassination of JFK in Pablo Larraín’s 2016 film.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Portman compared the writer and socialite to America’s own version of Her Majesty.
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Jackie Kennedy meeting the Queen in 1961
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Jackie Kennedy has been hailed a fashion icon of the Sixties and Seventies
While Portman said she was the very person you would want to sit next to at a dinner party thanks to her humour, the 41-year-old actress said Jackie would make “nasty” albeit “funny” remarks.
Speaking in 2016, Portman said: “She was almost our Queen: it’s the elegance, the clothes, very much an image…
“She was the person you wanted to be seated next to at dinner; she was the one who would be saying the smart, funny, maybe a little bit nasty, but funny, things.”
The actual Queen, Queen Elizabeth II, however, did not escape her remarks during her and JFK’s visit to Buckingham Palace in June 1961, shortly after he took office.
Jackie Kennedy holds hands with her children as she walks behind the Queen in 1965
Jackie and John F. Kennedy wed in September 1953
Not only this, but photographer Beaton also wrote in his diary that Jackie found the Queen was simply not in vogue, with her hairstyle and wardrobe being deemed “old-fashioned” by the popular first lady.
Writer Gore Vidal – who was Jackie’s stepbrother once removed – also claimed Jackie thought the Queen “resented” her and that Her Majesty was “pretty heavy going”.
Jackie’s put-downs were dramatised in the series The Crown, with the first lady calling the Queen “incurious, unintelligent and unremarkable”.
The Crown’s Jackie – played by Jodi Balfour – rebukes Buckingham Palace as “second-rate, dilapidated and sad”.
Jackie Kennedy stands between Edward and Robert Kennedy at JFK’s funeral in 1963
Regardless of the remarks that were made during the royal dinner, following the 1961 visit, JFK wrote to the Queen on behalf of himself and Jackie, thanking both her and Prince Philip for their “cordial hospitality”.
But just two years later, JFK was assassinated in November 1963 while driving through Dallas, Texas, with Jackie by his side.
Lyndon B. Johnson then took over as the 36th president of the United States.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK