Chaos in Buckingham: Prince William’s godmother quits after racist comments at Camilla’s event

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Chaos in Buckingham: Prince William’s godmother quits after racist comments at Camilla’s event

The director of Sistah Space, which supports victims of domestic violence and was invited to the event, said on Twitter that a member of the services surrounding members of the royal family kept asking her “where she is really from”

A member of the British royal house, namely Prince William’s godmother, Susan Hussey has resigned after it was revealed that she asked persistent questions about the “origin” of a black activist at a reception hosted by royal wife Camilla at Buckingham Palace themed combating violence against women.

Ngozi Fulani, director of Sistah Space, which supports victims of domestic violence, said on Twitter that a member of the services surrounding members of the royal family persistently asked her “where she is really from” at the reception held at the palaces yesterday, Tuesday .

In a statement, Buckingham Palace said it was taking the incident “with due seriousness”. “Unacceptable and truly regrettable comments were made. The individual in question would like to express his sincere apologies for the harm he has caused and has stepped down from his honorary role with immediate effect,” he added.

The theme of the reception was the fight against violence against women.

In her post, Ngozi Fulani recounted that ten minutes after her arrival she was stopped by a person, whom she only identifies as ‘Lady S’. He even mentioned that he touched her hair to see her name on the badge she was wearing. After explaining that he was at the palace as a representative of the London-based foundation, her interlocutor asked, “No, what part of Africa are you from?” and persisted with the question, even when Fulani explained to her that she is British, born in Britain. “Where are you really from? Where do yours come from?’

Fulani explained that she did not know what to answer, nor what to do. “I couldn’t tell the royal wife and it was a shock to me, as well as to the two other women (s.a. who were next to her), we were stunned and speechless.”

The organization Sistah Space said it did not wish to reveal the identity of the woman who made the comments because “the system is what needs to evolve.”

Last year Prince Harry, the second son of King Charles and his wife Meghan they accused the royal family of racism. The couple claimed that a member of the royal family asked what color their son Archie’s skin would be before he was born.

Only 8.5% of the royal family’s employees are from minorities, while minorities make up 13% of the population in the country. The royal family last year set a target of increasing this figure to 10% by 2022.

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