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tiaraprin 05-27-2004 10:13 PM

Reporting here from New York, USA: Princess Michael has yet landed herself in hot water again by making racial slurs against African-Americans.

According to the NY POST, Princess Michael was dining at the famous Da Silvano restaurant in NYC and was at a table next to a group of prominent African-American diners. Apparently, Princess Pushy felt they were too loud and demanded they quiet down. They refused and as she had herself seated at a new table away from these diners, she made comments that "they should go back to the colonies"--referring to Great Britain's former colonial occupation of much of Africa.

A prominent Lord in England has denounced her actions and there may be further action taken by the House of Lords. She will surely be scolded severly by the Queen when she returns to England.

According to press reports here from the NY POST, Princess Michael is here to try to raise money for her and her husband's bank account. She has written a novel due out in September, and is reported to be trying to bank on American money as Fergie has. There has been a rumour that she tried to use the same agent Fergie has here in the United States, and he turned her down FLAT. Also, rumors abound that she and Prince Michael are going to lose their free Kensington Palace apartment also.

Well, what do you think of this latest fiasco???

Amira 05-27-2004 10:19 PM

what a shame :yuk:

Elspeth 05-27-2004 10:42 PM

Well, she denied having said it, so it comes down to one person's word against another's. Not that it would be wildly out of character, if most of the reports about her are true, of course.

However, I think it's a bit much for the people making that disturbance at the restaurant to be claiming the moral high ground here. They were spoling the evening for everybody else there, by all accounts, which is extremely inconsiderate and selfish. And then to turn all outraged and shocked when someone has finally had enough, after requests from the management to tone it down have been ignored, and tells them what she thinks of them, just seems to me to be hypocritical. It's not as though they were just sitting there minding their own business and she leapt down their throats the first time one of them said something loudly; it sounds as if they'd been there for a while creating mayhem the whole time.

tiaraprin 05-27-2004 11:17 PM

You make some valid points Elspeth. I am inclined to believe she did make the comment. Even if the other table is guilty of "mayhem" there are no reports of ethnic slurs from them. In my view, no matter how mad you may get, there is no excuse for ethnic slurs. There is enough hate in this world based on color, class, religion etc, that there just is no excuse for this kind of comment anytime or anywhere--especially from a royal who claims she is the perfect princess.

All Princess Michael should have done was move as she did and not say a word--that would have been class and taking the high road. The other table would have looked foolish.

USCtrojan 05-28-2004 12:44 AM

I too heard that she and the Prince were going to loose their free Kinsington Apartment.

I do believe that she made those comments wether or not the others were the antaginizers per say. The Princess has had her share of comments in the past, and they haven't always been all that swell if you know what I mean...

Elspeth 05-28-2004 01:12 AM

If only she realised that the perfect princess wouldn't need to claim to be the perfect princess.

The Queen must sometimes wonder what she did to deserve some of her relations.

Lord Williams 05-28-2004 11:58 AM

Yeah, I can see Princess Michael's point. The days of the colonies were more elegant. I can tell you, if someone is ruining a meal im paying hundreds for...yeah, Im going to say something too.

Elspeth 05-28-2004 07:53 PM

Well, someone correct me if I'm wrong here, but I thought that she tended to let other people pay for her meals. Wasn't she the one who said something along the lines that she'd go anywhere for a free meal?

Even so, it's a real pain when you're out with friends who you don't see all that often and have your evening ruined by people who refuse to behave in public. However, she'd probably have been better off if she'd stopped to think about how the Queen Mum would have handled the situation.

tiaraprin 05-29-2004 05:06 PM

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Originally posted by Lord Williams@May 28th, 2004 - 10:58 am
Yeah, I can see Princess Michael's point. The days of the colonies were more elegant. I can tell you, if someone is ruining a meal im paying hundreds for...yeah, Im going to say something too.
Well that is quite something--going back to a time that dehumanized a whole race of people?? And Princess Michael will go anywhere for a free anything--She is worse than Fergie ever was--And Fergie has paid her debts!!

Georgia 05-31-2004 02:26 PM

As I said in another thread, Princess Pushy is forever embarrassing the Queen. Her popularity in this country (Britain) is not good and she continues to make it worse. As for losing their grace and favour apartments. Our whole monarchy is downsizing and quite rightly so. It is exactly that part of the Royal Family that so many people have a problem with. Instead of puting the family first and trying to do whatever it takes to preserve our monarchy the Kents just winge. Even when they are chucked out of KP , they have a huge mansion in Gloustershire so they wont be homeless.

tiaraprin 06-01-2004 12:37 AM

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Originally posted by Georgia@May 31st, 2004 - 1:26 pm
As I said in another thread, Princess Pushy is forever embarrassing the Queen. Her popularity in this country (Britain) is not good and she continues to make it worse. As for losing their grace and favour apartments. Our whole monarchy is downsizing and quite rightly so. It is exactly that part of the Royal Family that so many people have a problem with. Instead of puting the family first and trying to do whatever it takes to preserve our monarchy the Kents just winge. Even when they are chucked out of KP , they have a huge mansion in Gloustershire so they wont be homeless.
This is amazing, Georgia and I agree on something!! :P

And if the gossip is correct they cannot afford the upkeep of Nether Lypiatt Manor in Gloucestershre!!

USCtrojan 06-01-2004 12:46 AM

She seems like an interesting and mouthy woman!

Elspeth 06-01-2004 01:41 AM

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And if the gossip is correct they cannot afford the upkeep of Nether Lypiatt Manor in Gloucestershre!!
Well, then, her little outburst might have one saving grace - if it's put all the agents off her, we might be spared the sight of her on US television, selling diets and exercise eqipment like Fergie does as a way to make money.

She'd better start writing some more of her books and hope that one of them's a best seller.:rolleyes:

tiaraprin 06-02-2004 12:42 AM

Give Sarah Ferguson some credit--she paid her debts off and now has more money that the Duke of York--which was stated in "Royalty A to Z" which Prince Edward produced!!

I believe Sarah has learned from her mistakes and has now become a productive member of society and is moving forward. I say congratulations to her and wish her happiness&#33; You don&#39;t hear anything negative about Sarah here in the USA, maybe because we are more understanding and forgiving of mere mortals than those who are born to royalty or married into it and think their <bleep> doesn&#39;t stink&#33;&#33;

Elspeth 06-02-2004 05:13 AM

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Give Sarah Ferguson some credit--she paid her debts off and now has more money that the Duke of York--which was stated in "Royalty A to Z" which Prince Edward produced&#33;&#33;
Yes, that&#39;s true. It&#39;s just that I found some of those WeighhtWatchers ads of hers rather cringe-making.

tiaraprin 06-04-2004 12:24 PM

Which ones made you cringe?? I am curious??

xicamaluca 06-04-2004 03:00 PM

Princess Michael of Kent opens Society of Women Artists exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London - Photo: Alphapress.com

pic from Hello&#33; magazine

tiaraprin 06-04-2004 09:42 PM

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Originally posted by xicamaluca@Jun 4th, 2004 - 2:00 pm
Princess Michael of Kent opens Society of Women Artists exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London - Photo: Alphapress.com

pic from Hello&#33; magazine

I cannot believe she had the gumption to show up after her latest "faux pas".

Elspeth 06-05-2004 02:55 AM

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Which ones made you cringe?? I am curious?
Some of the earlier ones where she looked really awkward and uncomfortable.

I see that a reception for the breast cancer patient who cycled halfway across Europe for charity was cancelled because Princess Michael was going to be there and it was felt that the controversy over her New York incident would overshadow the reason for the reception. That&#39;s a shame.

tiaraprin 06-06-2004 01:26 PM

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Originally posted by Elspeth@Jun 5th, 2004 - 1:55 am
I see that a reception for the breast cancer patient who cycled halfway across Europe for charity was cancelled because Princess Michael was going to be there and it was felt that the controversy over her New York incident would overshadow the reason for the reception. That&#39;s a shame.
You are so right Elspeth&#33;&#33; They should have uninvited Princess Michael and sent the Duchess of Kent or Duchess of Gloucester--they have class&#33;&#33;


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