Princess Michael of Kent—who made headlines for wearing a Blackamoor brooch to an event with Meghan Markle—has “suffered extreme fatigue” after catching coronavirus.

Her spokesman confirmed she contracted the virus three weeks ago, but said “she’s getting better” and is “over the worst.”

Princess Michael, 75, is married to Queen Elizabeth II’s first cousin, Prince Michael of Kent, who isolated for two weeks and tested negative.

Princess Michael of Kent at RAF 100
Princess Michael of Kent attends the RAF 100 ceremony on Horse Guards Parade in London on July 10, 2018. She was diagnosed with COVID around three weeks ago, her spokesman says.
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Her spokesperson, Simon Astaire, told PA news agency: “The princess is on the mend. She got it three weeks ago but she’s getting better. She’s over the worst.

“She suffered extreme fatigue and had regular fevers.”

He added: “I spoke to her today and she sounded much better.”

She is believed to have contracted COVID through her housekeeper, who also tested positive and experienced only mild symptoms.

Princess Michael apologised after she was photographed in a Blackamoor brooch, which critics said was “racist”, while arriving for the queen’s pre-christmas lunch in 2017.

In a statement released at the time, her spokesperson said: “The brooch was a gift and has been worn many times before.

“Princess Michael is very sorry and distressed that it has caused offence.”

Discussing the incident, Finding Freedom, a biography of Meghan and Prince Harry, reads: “When it comes to royal fashion, much thought goes into every detail.