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Princess Michael of Kent Responds To Racist Blackamoor Brooch Controversy

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were the most talked about celebrities in 2017.

The reason for this is not because the Queen's dashing 33-year-old grandson, Prince Harry, finally got engaged, but more about who he got engaged to.

Meghan's biracial ethnicity has received mixed reviews from around the world, in which some believe that someone mixed race should not be a member of the royal family, and others who believe that the addition of this soon-to-be royal would be a positive change for the British monarchy.

For the most part, Meghan has been getting along with the royals, and even attended the exclusive Queen's annual Christmas lunch on Dec. 20.

The Princess Michael of Kent, who is married to the Queen's cousin, caused quite the public uproar after she was seen wearing a "Blackamoor" brooch on the lapel of her jacket on her way to the lunch.

Blackamoor are a genre of figurines originating from the 16th century Venice that have been heavily criticized for being racist. The jewelry depicts images of servants and slaves of African descent.

If this was commonly known, why did the Princess Michael of Kent wear the brooch in front of her new biracial neighbor?

The Princess quickly responded to the controversy.

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