Princess Michael of Kent has ignited a firestorm by wearing jewelry considered racist to a gathering attended by Meghan Markle.
The 72-year-old Princess, who’s married to the Queen’s cousin, sported a “blackamoor” brooch.
Social media blew up in response to jewelry.It is believed to be the first time the 72-year-old royal and Markle, whose mother is black, have met.
But it’s not the first time that Princess Michael has set off a racial fury. In 2004, she was accused of telling a group of black people in a New York restaurant to “go back to the colonies.” She denied the claims at the time.
Princess Michael’s spokesman told TMZ that she’s “very sorry and distressed” about wearing the racially insensitive pin. A source claimed it was a girft. The Royal reportedly plans to retire the brooch.