Victoria's Would-Be JFK
The cover has been blown. For several weeks we've read in The Globe and Mail and other papers that Jack Worthington II, the purported illegitimate son of John F. Kennedy, has been living in British Columbia. On Friday, the detail finally came out that he's residing in Victoria.
I've known about this for a while, because a friend of mine owns the secluded house that Worthington is renting in Gordon Head. But it seems Worthington hasn't been entirely cooped up: as the Vanity Fair article investigating his claim to Yankee royalty mentions, Worthington plays regularly with the Victoria Polo Club. You can also read an account of his horsemanship on the website of Dan Pedrick, the club's secretary, posted here. Undoubtedly the numbers of their spectators will be up this coming season.
UPDATE (May 20, 2009): After Vanity Fair dismissed his claims to American royalty, Worthington left his wife in their rented Gordon Head mansion and headed to New York, where he’s now describing himself as “single” and of “JFK Issue”, according to his MySpace page.