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Kensington Palace Aide Hides N Word Painting Before The Obamas Visit

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Apr. 26 2016, Published 3:03 p.m. ET

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Minutes before Barack and Michelle Obama arrived for a visit to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Friday night, the word "negro" was hastily removed from a painting in Kensington Palace.

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The President and First Lady made their way to meet with Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry, as an assistant allegedly spotted the painting's plaque, which was title The Negro Page.

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According to the Daily Mail, "frantic removal took place inside the drawing room to avoid causing offense to the American couple."

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The Obamas Dine At Kensington Palace

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The publication claims that a potted plant was placed over the plaque's position.

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The Obamas Dine At Kensington Palace

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"Imagine the horror when someone spotted the N-word," a source told The Sun of the potential fiasco.

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The painting, pictured here behind the First Lady, features an African American servant boy standing on a beautiful landscape in 1660.

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The Obamas Dine At Kensington Palace

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According to reports, the room had recently been redecorated for such occasions.

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The Obamas Dine At Kensington Palace

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