Sunday, 24 June, 2018

Princess Michael of Kent wears racist brooch to Buckingham Palace

Princess Michael Sorry for Racist Brooch ... I'm Going to Retire It Princess Michael of Kent wears racist brooch to Buckingham Palace
Melody Ballard | 23 December, 2017, 01:41

"Has no one noticed the Blackmoore pin that Princess Michael of Kent is wearing?"

The selected brooch depicts a "blackamoor", a golliwog-like slave character popularized during the 1800s and turned into jewelry for white aristocracy.

Princess Michael of Kent wearing the offending brooch as she's driven in to the palace for Christmas lunch.

In general, "Blackamoor" art has been seen as being racially insensitive.

Blackamoor jewelry and art was extremely popular in the 18th Century.

As for Princess Michael, she's no stranger to this kind of controversy.

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Reportedly back in 2004 while dining in New York City, the Princess told several African-American diners to "go back to the colonies".

A few months later, the princess denied making any racial slur at the restaurant, but defended herself with even more tone-deaf comments.

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 wanted to be a writer. I wanted experiences from Cape Town to right up in northern Mozambique", she explained adding: "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'.

"It'd (sic) been wondering what tactics Princess Michael would use to keep MM in her place; she's so belligerently racist", tweeted @jin-crow. "A restaurant full of people heard what she said, so it's nearly like a joke the way she tries to explain it".

"Whenever I'm out random people will approach me and tell me that I look like "the girl from Suits" or 'Prince Harry's new fiancée.' I was once mistaken for her while shopping at the mall with a friend of mine". But even if she weren't, there were plenty of people online who were in her place. "Princess Michael is very sorry and distressed that it has caused offense".

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