via Royal under fire for ‘racist’ accessory worn at Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas lunch – AOL Lifestyle

Queen Elizabeth’s annual Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace was filled with controversy.

Princess Michael of Kent, the wife of the Queen’s cousin Prince Michael, found herself under fire after she wore a “blackamoor” brooch — a type of figurine which depicts largely men, but sometimes women, with black skin usually from the 18th century.

The accessory raised eyebrows as Prince Harry’s bride-to-be, Meghan Markle, has often spoken out about the racism she experienced as a child. Her former lighting director father, Thomas Markle, is white, and mother, Doria Ragland, is black.

via Royal under fire for ‘racist’ accessory worn at Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas lunch – AOL Lifestyle

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