It was the important family event that saw her introduced to fiancé Prince Harry's extended family, but Meghan Markle's Christmas lunch with the Queen has been embroiled in scandal following reports a member of the family wore a "racist" brooch.
Princess Michael of Kent attends a Christmas lunch for the extended Royal Family at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2017 in London. This means participating in a lot of ceremonial engagements, such as the Queen's annual Christmas lunch, which Markle recently attended with Harry.
Earlier today a spokeperson for Princess Michael told TMZthe brooch was a gift she'd worn many times before, but added that the princess was "very sorry and distressed" and had not intended any insult to Markle.
A British princess apologized on Friday for wearing a brooch considered "racist" to Meghan Markle's first meeting with the royal family. The brooch features a black figure wearing a gold robe and headdress. The accessory is a piece of blackamoor jewelry, which fetishize images of slavery.
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. TMZ leaked images of the bridal dress, revealing that if the deal between a palace and a fashion house closes, Meghan will wear a highly feminine creation, a wedding dress that embraces her silhouette and has long sleeves.
Since then, headlines about her joining the Royal family and moving to London can be seen nearly anywhere.
Neither Kensington or Buckingham Palace has released an official comment at this time.
"I even pretended years ago to be an African, a half-caste African, but because of my light eyes I did not get away with it, but I dyed my hair black", Princess Michael of Kent said at the time. In 2004, she reportedly told a group of black customers in a West Village, NYC restaurant to "go back to the colonies" after she complained that they were being noisy. Princess Michael of Kent might want to give that letter a close read.
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