Princess Michael Of Kent Wears Racist Pin To Lunch Where Extended Royal Family Was Meeting Meghan Markle For First Time
SMH… There’s one in every family – even the Royal Family it turns out. Princess Michael of Kent, who is married to Prince Harry’s cousin Prince Michael, is currently being dragged by the internet over the blatant display of racism she showed Thursday by wearing a Blackamoor brooch to the Queen’s annual Christmas dinner, the event that will also serve as the first time many of Prince Harry’s extended family will meet Meghan Markle.
Blackamoor is a term used largely to refer to 18th century art and jewelry that is linked to “racial conquest,” the items are generally very valuable, BUT extremely distasteful in this day and age and the term blackamoor is EXTREMELY offensive when directed at people.
Princess Michael’s choice in jewelry DID NOT go without notice… Peep some of the outcry on Twitter:
Sadly this isn’t the first time Harry’s cousin has been accused of racism. In 2004 she was accused after an arguement with a table of black diners at a New York restaurant over the noise level where she allegedly told them to ‘go back to the colonies.’
That’s the British equivalent of Go back to Africa for the slow folks.
Princess Michael denied making the comment, claiming she said she would be ‘ready to go back to the colonies’ but she only got more offensive when she addressed the incident on TV
During the interview, she talked about her experience traveling in Africa saying,
‘I even pretended years ago to be an African, a half-caste African, but because of my light eyes I did not get away with it, but I dyed my hair black.
‘I traveled on African buses. I wanted to be a writer. I wanted experiences from Cape Town to right up in northern Mozambique. I had this adventure with these absolutely adorable, special people and to call me racist: it’s a knife through the heart because I really love these people.’
“ADORABLE”? This woman is WILDING…
And apparently, she’s the apple that doesn’t fall far from the tree because her Daddy was a racist too!!!
Do you think the Queen should ban Princess Michael from all future events?
On a better note, here’s a great shot of Meghan and Harry arriving to the lunch. Keep your head up Meghan!
UPDATE: Princess Michael of Kent is very sorry about her brooch, she didn’t mean to be a racist and will never wear the offensive pin again:
A spokesperson for the wife of the Queen’s cousin tells TMZ
… she’s “very sorry and distressed” she wore her Blackamoor brooch to the Xmas shindig. We’re told it was a gift she’s worn many times before, without controversy.
A source connected to Kensington Palace tells us Princess Michael was not trying to insult Meghan or any people of color. The source says she’s learned her lesson, and is going to retire the brooch for good.