The Los Angeles Times reported in 2004 that when Princess Michael of Kent was dining in New York, she turned to a table of Black New Yorkers she considered too loud and told them: “You need to go back to the colonies.” The German-born princess is the wife of Queen Elizabeth’s first cousin, Prince Michael of Kent, and her father was a former high-ranking Nazi officer, according to the LA Times article. Her spokesman said, “She did not make a racist comment.”
Mocking Traditional African Dress
When Prince Philip met with the former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, he caused a media whirlwind after he commented on his traditional African garments. “You look like you’re ready for bed,” he said with a laugh, according to a report by the Telegraph.