Ex-boyfriend of Lady Gabriella Windsor claims to have sordid details about Princess Michael of Kent's racist past
Journalist Aatish Taseer who dated Lady Gabriella Windsor claims in an article that the duo had MDMA and swam naked in the Queen’s swimming pool at Buckingham Palace.
Princess Michael of Kent got a new tag for herself as the "racist" princess after she was slammed for wearing a racist blackamoor brooch at Meghan Markle's first Christmas luncheon with the Queen. Just when one thought that it would be the end of allegations for her, Aatish Taseer, who dated her daughter, Gabriella Windsor, for three years in the early 2000s has come forward and made some other troublesome claims about her.
Speaking to Vanity Fair, Aatish recalled that one of the most shocking remarks ever made by the princess was her reaction to her "go back to the colonies" scandal in 2004 and another allegation which claimed that she once owned black sheep which she named Venus and Serena. The 2004 incident got a lot of attention from the people when it was reported that she told a group of influential black diners at a New York restaurant to "go back to the colonies" after she complained that they were being noisy.
Talking to the magazine he recalled the incident and noted, “I would never have said that,” she later confided to me. “I’m a historian. I know that America itself was a colony.” She feigned an odd mixture of injustice and contrition: “I daren’t even say I want my coffee black anymore. I say, ‘Without milk.’”
Aatish, who is of Indian and Pakistani descent said that he "was one of the first natives of [the former British] empire to be dating a member of the royal family" but added that the princess showed him the "nice side" but despite this she "nevertheless invited trouble out of what felt like a desire to shock: her pair of black sheep in Gloucestershire were named Venus and Serena."
Aatish noted that people around her were aware of the controversy she always surrounded herself with. "Mostly everybody thought she was 'perfectly ghastly,'" he recalled. He claims that the Queen once said: "She seems a bit too grand for us," about Princess Michael. In the article, Aatish also makes some shocking claims about his relationship with Gabriella.
"We swam naked in the Queen’s pool in Buckingham Palace; we did MDMA in Windsor Castle," he said. However, a source close to the royal family told Daily Mail that the statement is untrue. The source stated that the statement is a work of "fiction" and added "Aatish is a novelist. He has an active imagination." Even though Aatish came forward and made these claims, royal followers had been aware of some of these statements made by the princess.
In a broadcast interview done with ITV, she denied passing those comments. "I even pretended years ago to be an African, a half-caste African, but because of my light eyes I did not get away with it, but I dyed my hair black," she said in the interview. She also spoke about her trip to Africa and said: "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."
Even though she has received the royal invite to the wedding following the racist backlash over Meghan Markle, there is no doubt that all eyes will be on her at to see if she pulls off yet another stunt.