Washington: Princess Michael of Kent has applogised for wearing a racially tinged blackamoor brooch to the Queen’s Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, where American Meghan Markle was formally introduced to the royal family.
The Princess, who is married to Queen Elizabeth II’s first cousin, herself belongs to a mixed racial background (her father is white and her mother is black).
She was seen wearing a brooch depicting a black figure in regal gold attire and headdress, reports E! Online.
Her spokesperson said in a statement, “The brooch was a gift and has been worn many times before. Princess Michael is very sorry and distressed that it has caused offence.”
The queen hosted luncheon was the ‘Suits’ star’s formal meeting with the extended royal family at Buckingham Palace.
In general, ‘Blackamoor’ jewelry is considered racially insensitive as it romanticises slavery. (ANI)