Princess Michael says she’s sorry the racially insensitive brooch she wore to the Queen’s lunch attended by Meghan Markle was offensive, she vows never to wear it again.
Simon Astaire, a spokesperson for the wife of the Queen’s cousin, tells TMZ … she’s “very sorry and distressed” she wore her Blackamoor brooch to the Xmas shindig. It was a gift she’s worn many times before, without controversy.
A source connected to Kensington Palace says Princess Michael was not trying to insult Meghan or any people of color. The source says she’s learned her lesson, and is going to retire the brooch for good.
According to TMZ, this was Meghan’s first Christmas lunch hosted by the Queen. It was not Princess Michael’s first controversial incident involving race. She allegedly told a group of African-American diners in a New York restaurant to “go back to the colonies” in 2004. She made things worse when she explained she views people in Africa as “adorable.”