Prince William's Godmother, Susan Hussey Resigns From Palace Role After Her Comment Towards

Date: 30-11-2022 9:31 pm (1 month ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
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Prince William's spokesman has condemned 'unacceptable' comments by his godmother who resigned from the royal household after she was accused of racism at a Buckingham Palace reception set up by Queen Consort Camilla.

Lady Susan Hussey, 83, a former lady-in-waiting to the late Queen, quit after she allegedly refused to believe a black domestic abuse campaigner was British and asked her: 'What part of Africa are you from?' as they spoke at the event yesterday. read here

Addressing reporters before the start of the visit, a Kensington Palace spokesman said: 'I want to address the story relating to a guest attending a reception at Buckingham Palace last night.

'This is a matter for Buckingham Palace but as the Prince of Wales' spokesperson I appreciate you're all here and understand you'll want to ask about it. So let me address it head on.

'I was really disappointed to hear about the guests experience at Buckingham Palace last night. Obviously, I wasn’t there, but racism has no place in our society. The comments were unacceptable, and it is right that the individual has stepped aside with immediate effect.'


He added that the prince is 'aware of the comments' and 'thinks the course of action taken is correct'.

Speaking today British-born Nigerian, Ngozi Fulani, director of the east London charity Sistah Space, said she was so shocked by the incident at Buckingham Palace that she 'couldn't report it to the Queen Consort' who had thrown the reception.

She told the Mirror: 'It was prolonged racism. It was like an interrogation. This wasn't just a few seconds, it was concerted over several minutes. It felt, as three black women, that we were trespassers, that we were not welcome or accepted as British'.

She added that she felt 'very unwelcome' and 'attacked' she did not want Hussey to lose her job.

Mandu Reid, of the Women's Equality Party, who was also part of the conversation between Lady Hussey and Ms. Fulani, she said she thinks the Royal Household 'needs to be given cultural competence training.'

Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, she added: 'None of us could believe what was being said and I can tell you it was Lady Susan Hussey as she had a name badge on.

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'It felt as if Ngozi was being interrogated and that at any point all three of us, there was another black woman called Daisy there, would be asked for our IDs.

'Lady Susan persisted in her tone of questioning just as Ngozi described and she just kept asking 'where are you from ?' and 'where are your people from ?'

'She made us feel as if we were trespassers as what should have been a very joyful event to which we had been invited to and to celebrate the work we have done.

'I can tell you that I'm certain there is no way she would have asked those sort of questions and taken that line of questioning if Ngozi was a white woman.'

The Palace said it took the incident extremely seriously' and had investigated immediately.  Staff have been 'reminded of the diversity and inclusivity policies which they are required to uphold at all times', a spokesman said.

Referring to the aide as Lady SH, Ms Fulani had said being asked by a member of the royal household where she 'really came from' at Camilla's key engagement on violence against women on Tuesday will 'never leave me'.

As a new race row engulfed the royals, Buckingham Palace said it took the incident, at the Queen Consort's reception on violence against women on Tuesday, 'extremely seriously' and had investigated immediately.

A spokesman said: 'We take this incident extremely seriously and have investigated immediately to establish the full details. In this instance, unacceptable and deeply regrettable comments have been made. We have reached out to Ngozi Fulani on this matter, and are inviting her to discuss all elements of her experience in person if she wishes.

'In the meantime, the individual concerned would like to express her profound apologies for the hurt caused and has stepped aside from her honorary role with immediate effect. All members of the Household are being reminded of the diversity and inclusivity policies which they are required to uphold at all times.'

The row emerged hours before the Prince and Princess of Wales took off for Boston for a three-day trip to the US culminating with a possible meeting with  President Joe Biden and the Earthshot Prize awards ceremony on Friday.

Posted: at 30-11-2022 09:31 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- nikiniki at 30-11-2022 09:47 PM (1 month ago)
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Ask me, where I am really from, I will tell yah!
Posted: at 30-11-2022 09:47 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Noah147 at 30-11-2022 09:51 PM (1 month ago)
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Haha,when Meghan and Harry said they re racist the whole useless country called them a liar. Including some fools from Nigeria. Well there you have it now ,I wanna see it on dailystar and the sun .
Posted: at 30-11-2022 09:51 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ficull at 30-11-2022 10:00 PM (1 month ago)
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Yep, their racism runs deep. That’s why they never accept Megan.
Posted: at 30-11-2022 10:00 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Kidfreshfunmi at 30-11-2022 10:40 PM (1 month ago)
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And this is why I've said time and again - Nigeria needs to be fixed, so we can return back to our ancestral land fast and stop putting up consistently with this rubbish. But it's like absolute fools won't listen, but then when you have these kind of incidences, am also supposed to be sympathetic and listen? - No! phyuk you and your problems because you'd have never been racially abused or insulted in your own land, would you? And the goats in Nigeria too, they enjoy how messed up and uninhabitable Nigeria is, so we can come back. Idiots and their supporters.
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- angelzizi at 30-11-2022 11:06 PM (1 month ago)
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Racism is real and never gonna stop but before we continue shall we talk about tribalism? I'm sure all of us has had same experience when in the midst of other tribes in Nigeria...the world runs deep in discrimination of all kinds sadly,  there's not much we can do about it  Undecided
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- gogoman at 30-11-2022 11:32 PM (1 month ago)
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Quote from: nikiniki on 30-11-2022 09:47 PM
Ask me, where I am really from, I will tell yah!

Thank you
Posted: at 30-11-2022 11:32 PM (1 month ago) | Grande Master
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- Olandetujaa at 1-12-2022 04:45 AM (1 month ago)
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Prince William is a good man, it is very rare for you to see a royal tackles racism like he does
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- Allsense at 1-12-2022 06:32 AM (1 month ago)
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Quote from: angelzizi on 30-11-2022 11:06 PM
Racism is real and never gonna stop but before we continue shall we talk about tribalism? I'm sure all of us has had same experience when in the midst of other tribes in Nigeria...the world runs deep in discrimination of all kinds sadly,  there's not much we can do about it  Undecided
God bless you, racism and tribalism are like brothers they call it racism out there but here in our land we suffer more from tribalism so what's the difference when we cannot even fix ourselves except we want outsiders do that for us but by then it would be tougher than Biafran war. Nelson Mandela said it all
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- fineboy77 at 1-12-2022 07:15 AM (1 month ago)
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I see this as making a mountain out of a mole hill. Its in the mindset. She expected racism and will tag anything as such. Like Niki said, ask me where I am really from, and I will tell you. No black person is originally from Britain.

Posted: at 1-12-2022 07:15 AM (1 month ago) | Hero
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- fineboy77 at 1-12-2022 07:27 AM (1 month ago)
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Quote from: angelzizi on 30-11-2022 11:06 PM
Racism is real and never gonna stop but before we continue shall we talk about tribalism? I'm sure all of us has had same experience when in the midst of other tribes in Nigeria...the world runs deep in discrimination of all kinds sadly,  there's not much we can do about it  Undecided
You are so correct about discrimination. It is part of mankind and will never stop. Even people within the same tribe discriminates. In Igbo, there is the Osu caste system, though villages are doing everything to scrape it, but it still exists. But in this woman's case, I think that she fell with the slightest push. She expected racism and made efforts to see it. She would have answered politely, feigning ignorance of whatever discrimination she observed, and see where it leads. My humble opinion though.

Posted: at 1-12-2022 07:27 AM (1 month ago) | Hero
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- Baye77 at 1-12-2022 09:05 AM (1 month ago)
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Quote from: angelzizi on 30-11-2022 11:06 PM
Racism is real and never gonna stop but before we continue shall we talk about tribalism? I'm sure all of us has had same experience when in the midst of other tribes in Nigeria...the world runs deep in discrimination of all kinds sadly,  there's not much we can do about it  Undecided
Yea well said... "tribalism..." I believe you see it even here on a daily basis, even from "educated and liberal" folks... Hehehe.
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- angelzizi at 1-12-2022 05:27 PM (1 month ago)
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Quote from: fineboy77 on  1-12-2022 07:27 AM
You are so correct about discrimination. It is part of mankind and will never stop. Even people within the same tribe discriminates. In Igbo, there is the Osu caste system, though villages are doing everything to scrape it, but it still exists. But in this woman's case, I think that she fell with the slightest push. She expected racism and made efforts to see it. She would have answered politely, feigning ignorance of whatever discrimination she observed, and see where it leads. My humble opinion though.
I was gonna say that, I as a black woman see nothing wrong in being asked where I came from or why my hair is afro cos answering the questions is actually an enlightenment to people not use to my race/ culture. People should chill please, that's a 70 yr old lady and that's the age of diverse opinions and curiosity.
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- fineboy77 at 1-12-2022 05:37 PM (1 month ago)
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Quote from: angelzizi on  1-12-2022 05:27 PM
I was gonna say that, I as a black woman see nothing wrong in being asked where I came from or why my hair is afro cos answering the questions is actually an enlightenment to people not use to my race/ culture. People should chill please, that's a 70 yr old lady and that's the age of diverse opinions and curiosity.
I agree totally. There is no clapping emoji here, but just know that I clapped.

Posted: at 1-12-2022 05:37 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
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