Royal Relative Accused of Donning Blackamoor Jewelry to Offend Meghan Markle

23 December, 2017, 01:51 | Author: Angelina Schmidt
  • Royal Relative Accused of Donning Blackamoor Jewelry to Offend Meghan Markle

On Wednesday, actress Meghan Markle and her fiance Prince Harry attended the royal family's pre-Christmas luncheon at Buckingham Palace.

While they were speaking, do you think Meghan noticed the brooch that Princess Michael of Kent (can we call her something else for f-ck's sake?) was wearing?

Queen Elizabeth's 33-year-old grandson, Harry, fifth-in-line to the throne, and Markle, who stars in the US TV legal drama Suits, announced their engagement last month.

Markle told BBC she was disheartened by the racist responses to her relationship with Harry.

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"Blackamoor" art was popular in 18th century Europe, but today it's considered racially insensitive at best, and more often just flat-out racist.

Her choice to wear the brooch drew ire and criticism due to the nature of "blackamoor" jewelry and the fact that Princess Michael chose to wear it on the same day that Markle-who is biracial-was introduced to several extended royal family members.

The selected brooch depicts a "blackamoor", a golliwog-like slave character popularized during the 1800s and turned into jewelry for white aristocracy. Go back and read it because Princess Michael of Kent couldn't f-cking help herself. 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.

Markle is no stranger to racist responses to her presence in the royal family.

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Kensington Palace is yet to comment.

Princess Michael has faced controversies involving race before.

The incident drags up a series of similarly distressing events such as a 2004 incident in which the princess allegedly told correspondent A. J. Calloway, for "Extra" on BET, to "go back to the colonies" after instructing him and fellow diners to shut tf up at a restaurant.

"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", she saidin the interview, according to the Guardian. I wanted to be a writer. "We've just focused on who we are as a couple".

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