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The Trip to India That Made Jackie Kennedy a Legend

The First Lady was accompanied by her sister, Lee Radziwill, who was then known not only as sister-in-law to the POTUS, but also as princess in her husband’s country of Poland. The two sisters dazzled diplomats and the camel drivers alike in what was to turn out to be a highly fruitful trip for the Kennedy Administration. Accompanied by Cecil W. Stoughton, White House photographer, the trip was captured in beautiful color photos that give us a vivid look into what the trip was like.

The First Lady with the president of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, and her sister Lee Radziwill. Via/ JFK Presidential Library

Visit to Lake Garden Palace on Lake Pichola. Via/ JFK Presidential Library

Kitty Galbraith, wife of United States Ambassador to India John Kenneth Galbraith, models clothing at right during fashion show at Central Cottage Industries Emporium. Via/ JFK Presidential Library

The First Lady and her sister riding the elephant, Bibia, in the courtyard of the Amber Palace in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Via/ JFK Presidential Library

“First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (center) observes a minute of silence after laying a sheaf of roses on the Samadhi of Mohandas Gandhi, ‘Raj Ghat,’ in Delhi, India.” Via/ JFK Presidential Library

At the Ninth Annual Pakistani National Horse and Cattle Show at Fortress Stadium in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. Via/ JFK Presidential Library

“First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and her sister, Princess Lee Radziwill visit with camel driver Bashir Ahmad (left) and his family at the residence of President Mohammad Ayub Khan in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.” Via/ JFK Presidential Library

The First Lady’s motorcade in Lahore, Pakistan. Via/ JFK Presidential Library

“First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy attends a reception at the United States Embassy in New Delhi, India.” Via/ JFK Presidential Library

First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy visits the Khyber Pass in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, with the governor of West Pakistan, Malik Amir Mohammad Khan. Via/ JFK Presidential Library

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