Born Marie Christine, the Princess is married to Queen's first cousin, Prince Michael of Kent, who is the grandson of King George V. Much like the scandal involving the marriage of Wallis Simpson and Edward VII, the prince had to abdicate his title in order to marry the Princess, because she was divorcee.
While they were speaking, do you think Meghan noticed the brooch that Princess Michael of Kent (can we call her something else for f-ck's sake?) was wearing? Some deemed it a slight to Markle, who attended the event with her fiancé Prince Harry.
The brooch appears to be "blackamoor" jewelry, a kind of jewelry that originated in Venice in the 16th century.
"The brooch was a gift & has been worn many times before". This style of jewelry often depicts exotic or romanticized versions of Africans, particularly slaves. However moving forward she will discontinue wearing the brooch.
In addition to announcing the date of the couple's wedding ceremony to sketches of her dress floating across the internet, Markle attending Christmas lunch with the Queen and other relatives is a huge step Markle's relationship with the royal family. The publication also notes that this is not the Princess' first offence in the race department, she allegedly told a group of Black diners in NY to "go back to the colonies" in the year 2004.
Kensington Palace is yet to comment.
Meghan is famously proud of her biracial background, revealing to Elle that her Caucasian father Thomas Markle and African American mum Doria Radlan encouraged her to "say who I am, to share where I'm from, to voice my pride in being a strong, confident mixed-race woman". Princess Michael of Kent apparently spoke to Meghan yesterday.
"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".More news: Uber drivers to face new regulation after ruling from Europe's top court