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Mrs. Kennedy Rides Elephant in India

Mar. 19, 1962 - Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy rode an eight-foot-high elephant around a 17th-century palace courtyard today. After the elephant had stomped about for 10 minutes, Mrs. Kennedy said, “Good-by and thank you” to both the driver and the elephant. The elephant, a 35-year-old female named Bibia (baby) raised a front leg and its trunk in salute. Later, the wife of President Kennedy went to the sprawling white home of the Maharaja of Jaipur and his Maharani, Gayatri Devi, a newly elected member of the Indian Parliament. Jay Gildner, assistant White House press secretary, announced today that Mrs. Kennedy had accepted an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to lunch at Buckingham Palace March 28 before her return home.

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