Meghan Markle Wore A $75000 Couture Gown For Engagement Photo Obvi

Meghan Markle Wore A $75000 Couture Gown For Engagement Photo Obvi

Princess Michael of Kent (wife of Prince Michael of Kent, Queen Elizabeth II's first cousin) arrived at the Queen's Christmas luncheon on Wednesday wearing a blackamoor brooch on her coat, reports Harper's Bazaar. Some deemed it a slight to Markle, who attended the event with her fiancé Prince Harry.

Another source connected to Kensington Palace told TMZ that Princess Michael was not trying to insult Meghan or any people of color, and that she's going to retire the brooch.

She also told the Mirror: "With Harry frowning seriously beside her, Meghan suddenly sits looking rather small and childlike".

Blackamoor is believed to have originated in the 16th century.

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This brooch in particular appeared to depict a Black person wearing a crown and jewels.

According to Mail Online, a statement from Buckingham Palace said: "The brooch was a gift and has been worn many times before".

But, what did they expect her to wear for her official engagement photos to an actual Prince? This style of jewelry often depicts exotic or romanticized versions of Africans, particularly slaves.

"Princess Michael is very sorry and distressed that it has caused offense".

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Markle, who is engaged to marry Prince Harry in May of next year, spent her first Christmas with the royals at Buckingham Palace this week.

Since then, headlines about her joining the Royal family and moving to London can be seen nearly anywhere. Hopefully, the rest of her experience wasn't as eyebrow-raising as it must have been when she met with Princess Michael.

"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, Princess Michael came under fire when she told a group of black patrons at a New York City restaurant to "go back to the colonies", the Guardian reported at the time.

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"I always knew that when people who aren't like us claim that hereditary rank is not part of human nature, they must be wrong".

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