Racism scandal in the palace! Prince William’s godmother to be fired immediately
On November 29, 2022, Queen Camilla hosted a royal summit on violence against women and girls at Buckingham Palace. A shocking incident ensued that now has far-reaching consequences.
It’s not the first time the royal family has been linked to a racism issue. In the Oprah interview, Prince Harry, 38, and Duchess Meghan, 41, already denounced having been asked by a family member before their son was born how dark his skin color would be. The Queen reacted with dismay and announced that she would work up the allegations. A recent incident in London shows that this has not reached every employee of the company.
Racist entertainment rocks royal family
At an event as part of the annual UN campaign “16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence” on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, hosted by Queen Camilla, 75, several royal women and various representatives of charities were present. So did Ngozi Fulani, director of the east London-based charity Sistah Space, who was really looking forward to the afternoon at Buckingham Palace. Actually. Because what happened in the royal four walls shocked her lastingly. And the palace has also announced immediate consequences.
But what happened? “There were many guests from various organizations present. I was standing with two women including @mandureid from @wep_uk when an elderly woman (SH) approached us. She put her hand in my hair to move my curls with it she could see my name tag,” Fulani reports on Instagram. Then she shares a summary of her conversation with “SH”, which, according to consistent British media reports, is about Lady Susan Hussey, 83, former lady-in-waiting to the Queen and godmother to Prince William, 40.
Ngozi Fulani writes that Lady Susan Hussey approached her bluntly about her origins and could not accept that Fulani lived and was born in Britain. “I was born here and I’m British,” Fulani said several times, after which Hussey pressed further, asking where “their people” were coming from. Again and again Fulani had to emphasize that she is a British citizen – but without success. Hussey could not accept their explanations.
Lady Susan Hussey is dismissed
A thoroughly racist behavior that now has consequences. “We take this incident very seriously and have immediately launched an investigation to clarify all the details. Unacceptable and deeply regrettable comments have been made in this case. We have contacted Ngozi Fulani on the matter and invite her to release all elements to discuss her experience in person if she so desires,” said a spokesman for the palace shortly after the dialogue was published. He further clarified that “SH” was dismissed: “In the meantime, the person concerned would like to apologize for the damage caused and has resigned from their volunteer position with immediate effect. All members of the house are reminded of the policy of diversity and inclusion , which they must comply with at all times.”
Sources used: instagram.com, twitter.com, dailymail.co.uk