All is not calm in Camelot. A major battle is building between Ted Kennedy’s widow and his children over the establishment of a $71 million institution in the late senator’s honor. The tension centers on the construction and management of the
Edward Kennedy Institute for the US Senate, a close family source tells the Boston Globe.
The extended family is also at odds with Vicki , particularly concerning the institution’s takeover of the main mansion at the Kennedy family Hyannis Port compound, which was purchased by family patriarch Joseph Kennedy in the 1920s. The institute has barred use of the mansion to family members, and is charging them a rental fee even to use the lawn, notes the Globe.