Allegations of racism against Princess Michael

Danielle Fowler
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From Harper's BAZAAR

Further allegations of racism have been made against Princess Michael of Kent in a Vanity Fair article written by her daughter's former boyfriend, Aatish Taseer.

Back in December, the 73-year-old made the headlines after donning a racist blackamoor brooch to Meghan Markle's first Christmas lunch with the royal family. And now, Taseer - who dated Lady Gabriella Windsor for three years in the early 2000s - has revealed further shocking details about the princess's problematic past.

In the piece - which gives an 'outsider's view inside Kensington Palace' - Taseer revealed that Princess Michael of Kent used to own two black sheep which she named Venus and Serena after the world-famous tennis champions.

He wrote: "[She] invited trouble out of what felt like a desire to shock: her pair of black sheep in Gloucestershire were named Venus and Serena."

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Taseer also commented on her tone-deaf reaction to another racist controversy which took place back in 2004, when Princess Michael reportedly told a group of black customers to "go back to the colonies" because she believed they were talking too loudly in a restaurant.

Taseer wrote: "'I would never have said that,' she later confided to me. 'I’m a historian. I know that America itself was a colony'."

He continued, "She feigned an odd mixture of injustice and contrition: 'I daren’t even say I want my coffee black anymore. I say, 'Without milk'."

Buckingham Palace has not responded to the allegations and a spokesperson for the Princess Michael of Kent told The Daily Mail: "There won't be any comment on the story."

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