According to Page Six, Princess Michael of Kent has apologized after sparking fury for wearing a “racist” blackamoor brooch to the Queen’s annual Christmas lunch.
The royal, who is married to the Queen’s cousin Prince Michael, proudly sported the brooch on her coat as she was driven into Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.
But a spokesperson told The Sun Online that the brooch was in fact a gift that Princess Michael of Kent had worn many times before.
The spokesperson said: “Princess Michael is very sorry and distressed that it has caused offense.”
Blackamoor is a style of artwork dating back from the 18th Century which is usually found in sculpture, jewelry and textiles in which black men and women are often depicted as slaves.
Source: Page Six