People Are Fuming About The Dress Meghan Markle Wore For Engagement Snaps

23 December, 2017, 01:37 | Author: Miranda Cannon
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She will be the first American whose marriage to a member of the Royal Family will be welcomed by them.

The offending item of jewellery could be seen clearly pinned to the 72-year-old's coat as she was photographed driving through the gates of Buckingham Palace on Wednesday (20 December).

Blackamoors, according to the People, are a genre of art or jewelry that originated in 16th century Venice that portrays images of servants and slaves of African descent.

It is not clear if Princess Michael was still wearing the brooch - which depicts a black man in a gold headdress - as the two met. 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.

Despite this, Twitter users have questioned why the Princess would have worn the brooch at such an important occasion. But to wear it at all-especially at an event where a celebrated biracial duchess-to-be would attend-is simply inappropriate. In 2004 she was accused of telling a group of Black diners at a restaurant in NY to "go back to the colonies". Some considered it even more offensive given Markle's presence.


The American TV actress and a divorcee penned an essay for Elle UK in 2016, where she addressed the issue, saying: "To describe something as being black and white means it is clearly defined".

The Californian royal-in-waiting is wearing a one-of-a-kind sheer couture dress exclusively revealed by MailOnline to be worth a staggering £56,000.

Many on social media have noticed and criticised the choice of jewellery as a fashion statement in front of Ms Markle, who is the future wife of Prince Harry.

Now a rep for Princess Michael of Kent says she's "very sorry and distressed" that she wore the blackamoor brooch to the Queen's Christmas luncheon, TMZ reports.

Known in Britain as "Princess Pushy" for her reputation for trading on her royal connections, the royal has been accused of making racist comments in the past, and it's been widely reported that her German father was an enthusiast supporter of Hitler.

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