Princess Michael 'very sorry' for wearing 'racist' brooch to Queen's Christmas lunch

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The brooch appears to be almost two inches in length and includes an antiquated deception of a black figure that many contend exoticizes people of color.

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Princess Michael of Kent is being criticised for a racially offensive brooch she wore to a royal event earlier this week.

Princess Michael of Kent, the wife of the Queen's first cousin Prince Michael of Kent, arrived at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday sporting a "blackamoor" brooch on her left shoulder, an 18th Century piece of jewelry that many believe represents racial conquest as the line is known for depicting people of color in positions of servitude. 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. Hopefully, the rest of her experience wasn't as eyebrow-raising as it must have been when she met with Princess Michael. This means participating in a lot of ceremonial engagements, such as the Queen's annual Christmas lunch, which Markle recently attended with Harry.

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A spokesperson for the princess told TMZ that she's "very sorry and distressed" over the controversy regarding the brooch.

In a statement to People and The Daily Mail Friday, a representative for the royal said, "The brooch was a gift and has been worn many times before".

Meghan is famously proud of her biracial background, revealing to Elle that her Caucasian father Thomas Markle and African American mum Doria Radlan encouraged her to "say who I am, to share where I'm from, to voice my pride in being a strong, confident mixed-race woman". I traveled on African buses.

It's not the first time that Princess Michael has been accused of racism. The publication also notes that this is not the Princess' first offence in the race department, she allegedly told a group of Black diners in NY to "go back to the colonies" in the year 2004. And this is why, even if you want to call her a scheming prince-digger, I'm here for it.

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