Queen Elizabeth’s cousin Princess Michael of Kent reportedly named her two black sheep Venus and Serena after tennis playing siblings Venus and Serena Williams, British journalist Aatish Taseer said.
Taseer, who is the former boyfriend of Lady Gabriella Windsor, claims the “royals and Nazis go together like blini and caviar,” he wrote in a Vanity Fair article. “It was that everyone above a certain age in Britain is at least a tiny bit racist,” he wrote.
“Princess Michael, though generally free of British colonial prejudices, and beyond reproach when it came to me, nevertheless invited trouble out of what felt like a desire to shock: her pair of black sheep in Gloucestershire were named Venus and Serena,” Taseer wrote.
Princess Michael of Kent recently came under fire after she wore a racist Blackamoor broach to lunch with Meghan Markle.
Buckingham Palace apologized for the dustup with the broach, saying, it ‘”was a gift and has been worn many times before.” “Princess Michael is very sorry and distressed that it has caused offence.”
The Daily Mail reports blackamoor jewelry are “now considered to be highly racially insensitive and the word blackamoor has been condemned as a term of abuse for anyone with a dark skin.” In other words, blackamoor jewelry portrays “Africans in subservient roles.”
The problem for Princess Michael of Kent is that this isn’t the first time she has raised eyebrows with racially charged behavior:
In 2004 she was accused of insulting a party of black diners at a smart New York restaurant by allegedly telling them to ‘go back to the colonies’ in a row over noise.
Talking of her extensive travels through Africa she said: ‘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.
‘I travelled on African buses. I wanted to be a writer. I wanted experiences from Cape Town to right up in northern Mozambique. I had this adventure with these absolutely adorable, special people and to call me racist: it’s a knife through the heart because I really love these people.’