30. Princess Michael – Racist Brooch
Queen Elizabeth II’s Christmas luncheon in 2017 at Buckingham Palace, began as the elegant affair that it usually is till Princess Michael of Kent arrived wearing a Brooch described as “dated and racist“.
The brooch displayed an African woman’s bust with a gold head wrap and gold ensemble. Many speculated the association of the Brooch to Meghan Markle’s attendance at the luncheon. Seeing that Markle is biracial, it was well assumed that it was a subtle dig at her.
However, Princess Michael quickly apologized stating that the Brooch never caused much controversy before; but that wasn’t fully convincing as the Princess was not new to displaying subtle racist behavior.