Princess Michael of Kent sparked fury after wearing a “racist” blackamoor brooch to the Queen’s annual Christmas lunch.
The royal, who is married to the Queen’s cousin Prince Michael, proudly sported the brooch on her coat as she was driven into Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.
Blackamoor is a style of artwork dating back from the 18th Century which is usually found in sculpture, jewelry and textiles in which black men and women are often depicted as slaves.
The royal lunch would have been the first time Princess Michael met Prince Harry‘s biracial fiancée Meghan Markle.
The American actress’s mom Doria Ragland is black and has often spoken of racism she experienced as a child and as an adult.
Outraged social media users slammed her for her choice in jewelry.
One said: “Has no-one noticed the blackamoor pin that Princess Michael of Kent is wearing? Really? Meghan Markle official meets the family and is greeted by THIS?”
Another hit out at her “racist jewelry” while a third added: “I hope the Queen is going to ban this racist, horrible woman from any further gatherings. This woman is an embarrassment to the Royal Family.”
It’s not the first time the royal — dubbed Princess Pushy — has been embroiled in a race storm.
In 2004, she was accused of insulting black party guests at a New York restaurant by allegedly telling them to “go back to the colonies” in a row over noise.
She strongly denied the claims and said she would be “ready to go back to the colonies” during the dispute with the table.