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    Princess apologizes after wearing brooch deemed ‘racist’ to lunch with Meghan Markle

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    DEC 22 2017, 4:49 PM ET

    by PHIL MCCAUSLAND

    A British princess apologized on Friday for wearing a brooch considered "racist" to Meghan Markle's first meeting with the royal family.

    The apology came after Princess Michael of Kent wore a blackamoor brooch on her left shoulder to the queen's annual Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace. Some deemed it a slight to Markle, who attended the event with her fiancé Prince Harry.



    Markle, whose mother is black, will be the first self-identified biracial person to become a high-ranking member of the royal family when she marries Harry in May.

    A spokesman for Princess Michael told the Daily Telegraph, "Princess Michael is very sorry and distressed that [the brooch] has caused offence."

    The princess is described on her website as a "Writer, Historian, Lecturer, Interior Designer and Art Consultant."

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    Princess Michael of Kent attends a Christmas lunch for the extended Royal Family at Buckingham Palace on Dec. 20, 2017 in London.



    The brooch appears to be nearly two inches in length and includes an antiquated depiction of a black figure that many contend exoticizes people of color. Blackamoor art often appeared in European furniture and jewelry between the 13th and 15th centuries, either depicting black individuals as subservient or as members of royalty.

    The use of the blackamoor aesthetic came up in 2012 when Dolce and Gabbana came under fire for using it in their brand's spring 2013 runway presentation. According to the Guardian, one of their models wore a pair of blackamoor earrings.

    Princess Michael's decision to wear the brooch comes as Markle and Harry's engagement has renewed discussions about the ongoing culture of racism and classism in British high society.



    Princess Michael quickly earned criticism on social media.

    The princess, whose father served as a Nazi SS officer before and during World War II, has drawn criticism in the past for other statements.

    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.

    She later attempted to defend herself when asked about the incident, telling ITV, "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."

    According to The New York Times, another moment of controversy came in 2007, when two British scientists said their research indicated that female baboons' rank is hereditary.

    “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. Now you’ve given me evolutionary proof!” she reportedly said.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/p...markle-n832211
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    Nice brooch. Did she get it from collecting jam jar labels?

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    Not easy to find jewellery that doesn't feature an insulting caricature of a black person these days, tbf.


    Hope MM is starting to realise what a bunch of fukn weirdos she's joining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilsonandson View Post
    “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. Now you’ve given me evolutionary proof!” she reportedly said.
    I don't mind the brooch at all. Heaven knows if Markle wasn't offended then who in that room was?
    However, the quote above is a humdinger!

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    Bet she's got a lawn jockey in the front yard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post


    Hope MM is starting to realise what a bunch of fukn weirdos she's joining.
    Yep...There it is!

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    Harry should be forced to marry a good genuine british girl like one of these lovely english lasses.. Not some foreign Bint.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Not easy to find jewellery that doesn't feature an insulting caricature of a black person these days, tbf.


    Hope MM is starting to realise what a bunch of fukn weirdos she's joining.
    What is "weird" about that?
    The Uk Royal Family does have a sense of humour and they often ridicule each other , as all other Families do

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    Wait until the first/second born who is a genetic throw back. There better not be a black person of any description anywhere near the family until all the offspring are sorted out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Wait until the first/second born who is a genetic throw back. There better not be a black person of any description anywhere near the family until all the offspring are sorted out.
    Good point. I knew a couple, both half cast Fijian but both could pass for white easily. They had 4 kids and they came out the exact statistical balance of genes; One blond blue eyed girl, two obvious half caste kids, and one kid you'd swear was full Fijian.
    Markles kids have a one in 8 chance of being quite dark with frizzy hair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilsonandson View Post
    The princess is described on her website as a "Writer, Historian, Lecturer, Interior Designer and Art Consultant."
    she forgot to mention racist old cnut.


    and btw, give me a fcuking break on that description of herself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    I don't mind the brooch at all.
    come on.

    she knew exactly what she was doing when she put it on....this wasn't just an unfortunate coincidence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Markles kids have a one in 8 chance of being quite dark with frizzy hair.
    If things go as they did for Harry's mother then they have a one in two chance of being just about anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    come on.

    she knew exactly what she was doing when she put it on....this wasn't just an unfortunate coincidence.
    The broach traditionally depicted Blacks as royalty or slaves .
    Was it meant as a term of endearment or derogatory ?

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    ^ FOF

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    That works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    If things go as they did for Harry's mother then they have a one in two chance of being just about anything.
    Have they decided who his dad is?

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    The shit people choose to get offended about these days and express their faux outrage over never ceases to amaze.

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    nothing 'faux' about it.

    what this old bitch did is categorically outrageous.

    if it were me, i wouldn't have let her through the door.....and i'd bet you would do this same if it were your soon to be wife.

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    WTF is racist about the brooch, just forced myself to have a look at it to see what all the fuss is about and looks rather nice to me. Certainly can't see where it says fuck off nigger on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    looks rather nice to me
    no one is surprised by this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    she forgot to mention racist old cnut.


    and btw, give me a fcuking break on that description of herself.
    Fucking oath she is. She also has KKK suit at home...

    Did you ever think that people of that era just have no idea? Do you think she did it on purpose? Idiot!

    This is all a crock. No News today.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    I don't mind the brooch at all. Heaven knows if Markle wasn't offended then who in that room was?
    However, the quote above is a humdinger!
    The National Revolutionary Faux Outrage and Offendedness Committee, (i.e.: the BBC, Guardian, Indy, and fellow stragglers) has convened and issued it's instruction to the populace, that they must board the outrage bus and be instantly offended on behalf of someone else equally oblivious to this complete left-wing sense-of-humour/sense-perspective failure. The National Revolutionary Faux Outrage and Offendedness Committee is an offshoot of the People's Overzealous Misinterpretation of Health and Safety Legislation Commisariat. Viva the EU, and down with Trump etc... (yawn)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1F2i0rYMj8

    we are all figments of our own imagination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainNemo View Post
    The National Revolutionary Faux Outrage and Offendedness Committee, (i.e.: the BBC, Guardian, Indy, and fellow stragglers) has convened and issued it's instruction to the populace.
    AND it can punctuate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilsonandson View Post
    "Princess Michael is very sorry and distressed that [the brooch] has caused offence."
    Distressed my arse. It was premeditated and probably bought precisely to show the hollywood cum bucket exactly what the whole family thought of her non royal black heritage.

    get the guillotine outs!

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