The Heartwarming Details from Lee Radziwill's Funeral
The life of Jackie Kennedy's sister, Lee Radziwill, was celebrated in New York City on Monday, February 25th.
The world at large this month mourns the loss of socialite, public relations powerhouse, and interior decorator Lee Radziwill. Yesterday, an intimate group at Manhattan's Church of St. Thomas More got to witness a touching funeral service honoring the legendary "Princess."
The youngest sister of former First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, the Requiem Mass honored Radziwill —who died at home of natural causes at the age of 85 on February 15th — in a packed house of 200-some attendees for an invite-only affair. The ceremony included a recitation of the e e cummings' poem, "Maggie and Milly and Molly and May," a performance of "Amazing Grace," sung by Alabama native Susanna Phillips, and a reading from the Book of Wisdom 3:1-9, read by screenwriter Sofia Coppola.
Andre Leon Talley, a former Vogue editor in attendance told the Daily Mail, "Lee was an extraordinary woman. This very dignified service was the perfect celebration of her extraordinary life." He also stated that the 'Bouvier sisters, Lee and Jackie, were the closest this country has ever come to royalty. Lee's passing marked the end of an era."
Her wicker casket was also certainly a sight to behold, adorned with beautiful pink and white flowers with pops of green.
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Our thoughts are with the Radziwill family during this difficult time as they mourn the loss of an ever-gracious and glamorous matriarch.