Princess Michael Responds to Backlash Over Her Racially Insensitive Brooch

Jay Jacobs
December 23, 2017

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

The source added that the Princess, who is married to the Queen's cousin Prince Michael, has worn the brooch on many occasions previously, but will not wear it again in future: after the offence caused, she plans to 'retire it for good'.

Blackamoor art, mostly made in the 18th century, often depicts dark-skinned Africans in subservient roles in sculptures, figurines and jewellery.

It's unclear whether the princess wore the brooch to intentionally make an offensive statement, or whether it was a clueless decision wear the tone-deaf accessory.

POOL New / Reuters Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle visit the Nottingham Academy school in Nottingham, Britain, Dec. 1, 2017.

Kensington Palace confirmed to ET that Prince Harry's fiancée Meghan Markle will be joining the royal holiday celebrations and morning church service.

The "Suits" actress was attending the Queen's annual Christmas lunch for the first time.

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Some people even pointed out the princess' apparently questionable racist past.

One said: "Has no-one noticed the blackamoor pin that Princess Michael of Kent is wearing?"

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".

In 2004, she was accused of insulting black party guests at a NY restaurant by allegedly telling them to "go back to the colonies" in a row over noise.

Hopefully, the rest of her experience wasn't as eyebrow-raising as it must have been when she met with Princess Michael.

Many consider the blackamoor brooch as being a racist artifact, according to Newsweek.

Princess Michael, also dubbed "Princess Pushy", has issued an apology for wearing the brooch and claimed it was a gift that she has wore many times before.

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