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

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

When Meghan Markle attended the Queen's Christmas luncheon yesterday at Buckingham Palace, she joined about 50 members of the royal family at the gathering, from Prince William and Kate Middleton, to Prince Harry's cousins Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice.

Mark Cuthbert via Getty Images Prince Michael of Kent and Princess Michael of Kent attend a Christmas lunch for the extended Royal Family at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London, England. This means participating in a lot of ceremonial engagements, such as the Queen's annual Christmas lunch, which Markle recently attended with Harry.

Another source connected to Kensington Palace told TMZ that Princess Michael was not trying to insult Meghan or any people of color, and that she's going to retire the brooch.

Prince Harry defended Meghan Markle previous year against gross media reporting out of England.

"Blackamoor" art was popular in 18th century Europe, but today it's considered racially insensitive at best, and more often just flat-out racist. The style of the accessory is controversial because it fetishizes dark-skinned slaves and servants.

"Princess Michael is very sorry and distressed that it has caused offense". The jewelry, dubbed "blackamoor" jewelry is a bust of a black person adorned with a gold crown and colorful crystals.

Approximately 50 members of the Royal Family were in attendance for the annual luncheon - the first one attended by Meghan Markle, who will Wednesday Prince Harry in May. Princess Michael of Kent might want to give that letter a close read.

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

Her mother is African-American and her father is Caucasian.

The incident drags up a series of similarly distressing events such as a 2004 incident in which the princess allegedly told correspondent A. J. Calloway, for "Extra" on BET, to "go back to the colonies" after instructing him and fellow diners to shut tf up at a restaurant. I wanted experiences from Cape Town to right up in northern Mozambique.

"But I think you know at the end of the day I'm really just proud of who I am and where I come from, and we have never put any focus on that".

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