Royal Relative Accused of Donning Blackamoor Jewelry to Offend Meghan Markle

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"Princess Michael is very sorry and distressed that it has caused offense".

Markle is no stranger to racist responses to her presence in the royal family.

While it isn't clear whether or not the princess wore the brooch to deliberately insult the future princess, it is clear that this isn't the first time Princess Michael has been involved in some side-eye worthy behavior when it comes to race.

The royal, who is married to the Queen's cousin Prince Michael, wore what the Brits call a "blackamoor brooch" on her coat as she was driven into Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.

Princess Michael of Kent, who was also in attendance at the lunch, was seen wearing a racist brooch.

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.

The use of the blackamoor aesthetic came up in 2012 when Dolce and Gabbana came under fire for using it in their brand's spring 2013 runway presentation.

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Another asked: "What exactly is the significance of the brooch worn by Princess Michael of Kent to the Queen's luncheon?"

In 2004, the Princess allegedly told a group of black customers at a restaurant in New York City to "go back to the colonies", after growing fed up with their noise level, The Telegraph reported.

When Meghan Markle went to meet with her soon-to-be in-laws at a royal Christmas party, one of the other royals wore a racist brooch.

"I travelled on African buses".

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. I wanted experiences from Cape Town to right up in northern Mozambique.

Last November, when Kensington Palace publicly confirmed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were dating, he issued a statement condemning "the racial undertones of comment pieces; and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments" about his now-fiancée.

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