Tuesday 26 April 2016

How Kensington Palace aides hid nameplate on painting with the word 'negro' on it - just moments before William and Kate entertained the Obamas

Royal family hides word 'negro' on Palace painting for Barack Obama visit
The word 'negro' had to be removed from a painting inside Kensington Palace at the last minute before the Obamas arrived for their informal dinner with the royals.
The U.S. President and First Lady were just moments away from being entertained by Prince William, Duchess Kate and Prince Harry on Friday night, when an eagle-eyed assistant spotted a plaque, which named the piece of art 'The Negro Page'.
A frantic removal reportedly took place inside the drawing room to avoid causing offence to the American couple.  A pot plant was also put in place to cover where the plaque would have been. 

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