Eunice Shriver: R.I.P

Sargent Shriver and his wife Eunice share a laugh during a presentation in Washington in 1968. The two were married in 1953

Photograph: Charles Harrity /AP
The oldest remaining member of the Kennedy clan, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, has died aged 88, leaving only two survivors of the nine children born to Joseph and Rose Kennedy. Though Eunice never aspired to enter the world of political controversy that enveloped her brothers, she was prominent in US public life and won numerous awards for her work for people with learning difficulties.

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