Jackie Kennedy is an American icon, known for her style, grace, and revamping American politics with her husband, then-President John F. Kennedy. However, before marrying JFK, the late first lady had huge dreams. Unfortunately, during the 1950s and 1960s, she could not pursue her career the way she may have hoped.
Likewise, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, was a well-known actor and philanthropist before she married into the British royal family. However, after getting engaged to Prince Harry, she was forced to leave her life in North America, give up her dream career and face unparalleled scrutiny.
The late Mrs. Kennedy and Meghan faced very similar pressures nearly 60 years apart.
Jackie Kennedy gave up her career to marry John F. Kennedy
Kennedy never wanted to be a housewife. After graduating from George Washington University in 1951, she worked as a junior editor at Vogue magazine and then as an Inquiring Camera Girl at the Washington Times-Herald. Ironically, she covered Queen Elizabeth II’s inauguration in 1953 just before marrying JFK.
Even after her marriage, when JFK was a Senator, she continued her studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., to occupy her time.
“Maybe I’m just dazzled and picture myself in a glittering world of crowned heads and Men of Destiny — and not just a sad little housewife,” Kennedy wrote in a letter to an Irish priest,…