an old photo of a woman sitting at a desk in front of books and papers

The 'unseen' Royal beauty: Stunning pictures of Gayatri Devi reveal her many roles as a wife, mother and fashion icon

It is highly unlikely that an address with a guest list reading Lord Mountbatten, Prince Charles and Jacqueline Kennedy needs a book to tell its worth to its prospective clients. But Rambagh Palace in Jaipur is more than just a luxury hotel. With a history dating back over two centuries, the palace was also the home of late Rajmata Gayatri Devi, described by Vogue as one of the most beautiful women in the world.
Daily Mail


Comments are turned off for this Pin