Gunilla von Post

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Gunilla von Post
Born (1932-07-10)10 July 1932
Stockholm, Sweden
Died 14 October 2011(2011-10-14) (aged 79)
Palm Beach, Florida
Occupation Swedish noble

Karin Adele Gunilla von Post Miller, usually Gunilla von Post, (10 July 1932 – 14 October 2011) was a Swedish aristocrat noted for a book outlining an intimate relationship with John F. Kennedy in the 1950s, titled "Love, Jack", published in 1997. In 2010, she auctioned letters written by Kennedy to her.[1]

Kennedy met Gunilla von Post one month before his marriage to Jacqueline Lee Bouvier during the summer of 1953 while on holiday on the French Riviera.[2]

In 2015, a leather jacket that had once belonged to Kennedy and which he had left with von Post was unearthed by the senior chaplain of The King's School, Canterbury. He then brought it to a November 2015 filming of an episode of the Antiques Roadshow at Walmer Castle in Kent, where it was valued in excess of £100,000 pounds sterling (circa $152,000 US dollars) by one of the show's expert appraisers, Jon Baddeley.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JFK notes to Swedey on block". New York Post. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "'It's complicated', JFK told Swedish lover in secret letter". The Independent. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Foster, Patrick (16 November 2015). "Antiques Roadshow unearths JFK's leather jacket". The Daily Telegraph. Online. Retrieved 17 November 2015.