Media: the British Princess apologized after allegations of racism in social networks
MOSCOW, Dec 23 — RIA Novosti. British Princess Michelle of Kent apologised after social media users criticized her appearance at the Christmas lunch of Queen Elizabeth II with the “racist decoration”, reports the Guardian newspaper.
According to the newspaper, the Princess put on your costume brooch in the form of a black man in the style of “blackamoor” (Arap — ed.), in which the figures of black people are often portrayed in the manner of servants.
Princess Michael of Kent apologises for wearing ‘racist jewellery’ https://t.co/Dg23OFUspl
— The Guardian (@guardian) December 23, 2017
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According to the publication, some users felt that in this way the Princess insulted present at the lunch, the bride of Prince Harry, actress Meghan Markle with African-American roots.
“The brooch is a gift and worn many times. Princess Michelle is very sorry and saddened that this has caused offense”, — quotes the edition of the representative of the Princess.
Michelle Kent is the wife of a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II Prince Michael of Kent. The Princess was accused of inappropriate behavior in 2004 when, according to media reports, she asked to “go back to the colony” black people in new York. Later, Michelle has denied the veracity of the statements.
Besides, the Princess has been criticized for the fact that her father, German about the origin, consisted in the paramilitary units of the SS and the Nazi party in Nazi Germany.