Prince William’s Godmother Apologises For Racist Remarks Amid Backlash

Prince William's Godmother Apologises For Racist Remarks Amid Backlash

Buckingham Palace had referred to as the remarks “unacceptable and deeply regrettable”. (File)


Prince William’s godmother has met to supply her honest apologies to a lady over “unacceptable” feedback she had made about her race and nationality at an official royal reception final month, Buckingham Palace mentioned on Friday.

Susan Hussey, 83, stop her function within the British royal household’s family after Ngozi Fulani, who was born in Britain and works for a home abuse help group, revealed she had repeatedly requested her “what a part of Africa are you from?” at an occasion hosted by King Charles’s spouse Camilla.

Buckingham Palace had referred to as the remarks “unacceptable and deeply regrettable”, however mentioned the 2 ladies had loved a gathering on Friday “full of heat and understanding”.

“Girl Susan has pledged to deepen her consciousness of the sensitivities concerned and is grateful for the chance to be taught extra in regards to the points on this space,” the palace mentioned in an announcement.

“Ms Fulani, who has unfairly acquired probably the most appalling torrent of abuse on social media and elsewhere, has accepted this apology and appreciates that no malice was meant.”

The incident adopted accusations of racism in opposition to the royal family made by Charles’s youthful son Prince Harry and his spouse Meghan in an interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021, and repeated of their Netflix documentary sequence launched this month.

William, Charles’s eldest son and inheritor to the throne, responded to the claims within the Winfrey interview, saying “we’re very a lot not a racist household”, whereas the Palace has pledged to do extra on variety and improve its variety of employees from ethnic minorities.

The decision of the incident involving Hussey might be welcomed by the royals who’ve been on the receiving finish of a swathe of latest accusations from Harry about his relations within the Netflix sequence.

“Their majesties the king and the queen consort and different members of the royal household have been stored absolutely knowledgeable and are happy that each events have reached this welcome consequence,” the Palace mentioned of Friday’s assembly.

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