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Princess Michael of Kent Apologizes for Wearing Racist Brooch While Meeting Meghan Markle

Princess Michael of Kent is very sorry for wearing a controversial brooch to Queen Elizabeth II‘s Christmas lunch, which was attended by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The member of the royal family, who is the wife of the Queen’s cousin, not only feels sorry, but she vows to never wear it again.

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A spokesperson explains that she is “very sorry and distressed” for wearing the Blackamoor brooch in a statement to TMZ.

The brooch features a dark-skinned man wearing a turban. The line of jewelry is known for its depictions of people of color in positions of servitude.

A Kensington Palace-connected source tells TMZ that the brooch was not worn to intentionally insult Meghan, who is biracial, or people of color.

Princess Michael has had past controversies involving race.

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Princess Michael of Kent Accused of Wearing Racist Brooch to Meet Meghan Markle

Some royal drama has come out of Queen Elizabeth II‘s Christmas lunch – and it all boils down to a brooch.

When Princess Michael of Kent arrived to the event – where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were also in attendance – she was wearing a piece of jewelry called a Blackamoor brooch, an 18th century antique that many consider to be symbolic of racial conquest.

The brooch features a dark-skinned man wearing a turban. The line of jewelry is known for its depictions of people of color in positions of servitude, according to TMZ.

It’s not known if Meghan, who is biracial, had an exchange with Princess Michael at the lunch.

Princess Michael has had past controversies involving race.

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