Queen Elizabeth's Lady-in-Waiting Apologizes After Racist Palace Event

16-12-2022

By Jawad Hussain

Charity founder Ngozi Fulani met with Lady Susan Hussey after accusing her of asking racially-charged questions about her heritage and history.

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A longtime lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth apologized for asking racially insensitive questions to a guest at a Buckingham Palace reception to combat violence against women.

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Lady Susan Hussey met with Sistah Space creator Ngozi Fulani on Friday "to discuss the issue that took place at a Palace reception last month," Buckingham Palace said.

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"At this encounter, full with warmth and understanding, Lady Susan extended her sincere regrets for the statements that were made and the grief they caused Ms Fulani," the palace stated.

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"Lady Susan committed to improve her understanding of the sensitivities involved and is glad for the opportunity to learn more about the difficulties in this area."

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"Ms Fulani has accepted this apology and appreciates that no malice was intended," they said.

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At Queen Camilla's November reception, a palace staffer asked Fulani racially charged questions about her upbringing.

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Fulani, who was born in Britain, tweeted the complete exchange. "Where are you from?" "Where are your people from?" "What portion of Africa are you from?"

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Fulani didn't immediately mention Lady Susan, Prince William's godmother and King Charles' Lady of the Household before the incident.

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"Yes, she was offensive, but shaming her would make us worse. Kindness is preferred "tweeted Sistah Space.

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After "unacceptable and extremely regrettable words," the royal household member resigned and apologized, Buckingham Palace said.

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