Princess Michael of Kent wears racist brooch to Buckingham Palace

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And while the former actress mingled with extended members of her fiancé's family, not all first impressions were pleasant.

The 72-year-old princess was blasted on social media as "racist" after wearing the elaborate brooch on her coat to the queen's annual Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday. Some believe the images fetishize slaves of African descent.

The brooch depicts a dark-skinned man wearing a turban and is a piece of blackamoor jewelry, which can be seen as a symbol of racial conquest. Dolce & Gabbana caused an uproar in 2012 when it included blackamoor heads on a pair of earrings and on fabric prints in its Spring 2013 collection. Mark Cuthbert _ The Royal family just needs to go right ahead and withdraw Princess Michael of Kent's invitation to #PrinceHarry and #MeghanMarkle's wedding because people feel like sis tried it!

It was the first time Meghan was meeting some of the distant Royal relatives, which was bound to be a nervous occasion. In 2004, she allegedly told a group of African-Americans at a NY restaurant to "go back to the colonies". The Princess has denied making this comment while even stating that she wanted to be part-African. The princess added of her trip to Africa, "I had this adventure with these absolutely adorable, special people and to call me racist: it's a knife through the heart because I really love these people".

Here's a zoom in on that brooch on her left side.

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Last year, Prince Harry issued a statement after an onslaught of racist and sexist remarks were made towards Markle (whose mother, Doria Radlan, is African-American) when their relationship became public.

Princess Michael has faced controversies involving race before.

However, blogger Lainey Gossip noticed something about one royal in particular attending the event: Princess Michael of Kent'sand her brooch.

Soon she will be forced to share Kensington Palace grounds-a small territory of the universe which the royals colonized and froze space-time somewhere between 1700 and 1950-with Prince Harry's fiancée of-gasp-the British colony of America.

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