Blogging from the Highlands of Scotland until I return to the Murcia region of Spain in the Autumn for a month or so
'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Thursday, 27 May 2004

The mystery of the 'racist princess' web search queries is solved ...

I noticed this morning when going through the site visit data for my little blog that a number of visitors had alighted here with the above as part of their queries. The mystery is solved - it seems that Princess Michael of Kent allegedly suggested to a group of black fellow-diners in a New York restaruant that they should 'go back to the colonies'.

Cruelly this person, a descendent of German and Bohemian nobility, herself spent time 'in the colonies', Australia I believe. Bill sniffs and says, down his [not so-] patrician nose: 'figures!'. She performs a useful function, I suppose; she debunks any residual myth that being 'high born' makes one a better person.

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