Princess Michael of Kent (wife of Prince Michael of Kent, Queen Elizabeth II's first cousin) arrived at the Queen's Christmas luncheon on Wednesday wearing a blackamoor brooch on her coat, reports Harper's Bazaar.
Princess Michael is not believed to have been sat at the same table as Miss Markle, 36, but would have been introduced to her for the first time at the private family gathering where the Suits star was to be welcomed by her future husband's extended family.
However, blogger Lainey Gossip noticed something about one royal in particular attending the event: Princess Michael of Kent'sand her brooch.
Last November, when Kensington Palace publicly confirmed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were dating, he issued a statement condemning "the racial undertones of comment pieces; and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments" about his now-fiancée. Depictions of the black Muslims in subservient roles first became popular in European art in the 18th century.
Blackamoor jewellery, which depicts figures with black skin, has been labelled racially insensitive for its links to slavery and servitude.
Prince Harry and his fiancee went to Buckingham Palace today for a Royal knees-up with the Queen and 50 other Royals.
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Since then, headlines about her joining the Royal family and moving to London can be seen nearly anywhere.
She later attempted to defend herself when asked about the incident, telling ITV, "I even pretended years ago to be an African, a half-caste African, but because of my light eyes I did not get away with it, but I dyed my hair black".
Princess Michael has faced controversies involving race before.
In 2004, the Princess allegedly told a group of black customers at a restaurant in New York City to "go back to the colonies", after growing fed up with their noise level, The Telegraph reported. I wanted experiences from Cape Town to right up in northern Mozambique.
"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".