Royal Wears Racist Brooch to Queen's Christmas Lunch with Meghan Markle

Princess Michael Sorry for Racist Brooch ... I'm Going to Retire It

Some might argue that European renditions of blackamoor art depicted black figures as noblemen, but they still exoticize people of color and are considered dated, racially insensitive, and even taboo today.

After the uproar over her brooch, Princess Michael's spokesman released a statement expressing remorse and vowed never to wear the blackamoor brooch again.

Princess Michael of Kent attends a Christmas lunch for the extended Royal Family at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London.

Born Marie Christine, the Princess is married to Queen's first cousin, Prince Michael of Kent, who is the grandson of King George V. Much like the scandal involving the marriage of Wallis Simpson and Edward VII, the prince had to abdicate his title in order to marry the Princess, because she was divorcee. Markle wore a gorgeous black Ralph & Russo gown with a sheer, embellished bodice and full tulle skirt from the designer's fall 2017 couture collection. Some deemed it a slight to Markle, who attended the event with her fiancé Prince Harry. We're told it was a gift she's worn many times before, without controversy.

It would be easier to look the other way if the princess didn't have history of racism-but she unfortunately does.

Royal Wears Racist Brooch to Queen's Christmas Lunch with Meghan Markle
Royal Wears Racist Brooch to Queen's Christmas Lunch with Meghan Markle

"I travelled on African buses.I wanted experiences from Cape Town to right up in northern Mozambique".

Her mother is African-American and her father is Caucasian. And a woman who once told black people to "go back to the colonies" at a restaurant decided that would be what she would wear to the Queen's Christmas lunch, where the Queen's grandson was introducing his fiancée, who is biracial, to the extended family for the first time.

Markle, who is engaged to marry Prince Harry in May of next year, spent her first Christmas with the royals at Buckingham Palace this week. And this is why, even if you want to call her a scheming prince-digger, I'm here for it.

She also told the Mirror: "With Harry frowning seriously beside her, Meghan suddenly sits looking rather small and childlike".

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