Responding to public criticism, a spokesperson for the royal insisted that the brooch was not intended as an insult adding that Princess Michael is "very sorry and distressed" for wearing the item of jewellery.
Since then, headlines about her joining the Royal family and moving to London can be seen nearly anywhere.
After the uproar over her brooch, Princess Michael's spokesman released a statement expressing remorse and vowed never to wear the blackamoor brooch again.
It was the important family event that saw her introduced to fiancé Prince Harry's extended family, but Meghan Markle's Christmas lunch with the Queen has been embroiled in scandal following reports a member of the family wore a "racist" brooch.
Princess Michael of Kent, 72, was snapped arriving at Buckingham Palace with a blackamoor brooch pinned to her shoulder.
The brooch appears to be almost two inches in length and includes an antiquated deception of a black figure that many contend exoticizes people of color. Dolce & Gabbana caused an uproar in 2012 when it included blackamoor heads on a pair of earrings and on fabric prints in its Spring 2013 collection. Hopefully, the rest of her experience wasn't as eyebrow-raising as it must have been when she met with Princess Michael. The piece of jewelry was apparently a gift, which the royal has worn "many times before, without controversy", according to the site.
It's not the first time that Princess Michael has been accused of racism.
In 2004, Princess Michael came under fire when she told a group of black patrons at a New York City restaurant to "go back to the colonies", the Guardian reported at the time. I traveled on African buses.
Markle is biracial, her mother is Black and her father is white. I wanted to be a writer. 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".
I don't want to take away from the excitement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's official engagement photos.